Understanding Third Party Logistics (3PL) Warehouse Services – Part 2

Receiving and Put Away Inbound inventory can be received by the 3PL from a variety of sources but typically it will come from a local supplier or in the case of imported goods, it will normally be delivered by a carrier that has been arranged by the international freight forwarder or customs broker. Depending on […]
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Understanding Third Party Logistics Warehouse Services – Part 1

Overview Unless you are willing to own ships, aircraft and a fleet of vehicles there is effectively no choice but to engage a third party logistics (3PL) service provider to provide international shipping or domestic transportation services. The warehousing function however can be a different proposition. Warehousing activities are often performed in-house but it is […]
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Logistics Cost Reduction Tip # 6

Remove or reduce obsolete inventory at 3rd part warehouses ============================================================================================= To discover 52 practical ways to reduce your logistics costs – Click Here The cost reduction tips included in this FREE document cover all aspects of logistics including international freight forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing, inventory management and domestic transportation
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Logistics Cost Reduction Tip # 5

Request an early settlement discount ============================================================================================== To discover 52 practical ways to reduce your logistics costs – Click Here The cost reduction tips included in this FREE document cover all aspects of logistics including international freight forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing , inventory management and domestic transportation
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Logistics Cost Reduction Tip # 3

Fix rates schedules annually but have a quarterly review process that allows flexibility to take advantage of downward fluctuations ============================================================================================== To discover 52 practical ways to reduce your logistics costs – Click Here The cost reduction tips included in this FREE document cover all aspects of logistics including international freight fowarding, customs clearance, warehousing , inventory […]
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Logistics Cost Reduction Tip # 2

Undertake a formal review of all rate schedules on an annual basis to ensure downward fluctuations in rates are realised and service provider complacency is eliminated ================================================================================================ To discover 52 practical ways to reduce your logistics costs – Click Here The cost reduction tips included in this FREE document cover all aspects of logistics including […]
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Understanding 3rd Party Logistics Service Provider Costs

The complexity of comparing the competitiveness of one 3rd Party Logistics Service Provider’s costs against another will vary depending on the type of service that is being provided. Logistics costs can broadly be categorised under the following headings: International Freight Forwarding Customs Clearance Warehousing and Transportation Before being able to effectively evaluate these costs it […]
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