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Understanding the Importance of 3PL Warehouse KPIs

June 13, 2019

What do school children and third-party logistics (3PL) providers have in common? They both get report cards. The 3PL’s report card comes in the form of key performance indicators (KPIs) – a set of metrics that the 3PL and its…

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3PL Shipping: How late can you place an order for same- or next-day shipping?

May 23, 2019

Shipping speed.  In terms of logistics operations, it’s one of the most important metrics to your customers – and therefore one of the most important metrics to you.  When you outsource your warehousing and distribution operations to a 3PL, you’re…

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Warehousing: Who’s Liable for What in a 3PL Relationship?

May 9, 2019

Liability.  It’s a term that most people like to avoid, and we can understand why.  It conjures up thoughts of “things going wrong.”  No one likes that, so best to avoid the subject, right? Wrong.  Avoidance simply leads to finger-pointing…

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10 Questions to Ask Your Temperature-Controlled Warehouse Provider

April 25, 2019

Sensitive materials require a sensitive supply chain.  For makers of foods, pharmaceuticals and other temperature-sensitive products, such a supply chain is one that can protect the temperature requirements of products from production all the way to final delivery.  The temperature-controlled…

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7 ways 3PLs can reduce your logistics costs

April 11, 2019

Warehousing, trucking, transloading.  These are just a few examples of the services your supply chain likely requires – services that are likely better left to experts like third-party logistics (3PL) providers.  “Sure,” you may think, “but what about the costs?” …

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7 questions to ask your 3PL about its continuous improvement program

March 28, 2019

Self-improvement is a concept that all people can relate to and a cornerstone of a healthy life.  A similar concept exists for businesses in the form of continuous improvement programs.  Such programs are common within the logistics industry and can…

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Get to Know Your 3PL’s Warehouse Inventory Management System

March 14, 2019

When companies look to partner with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, they might say that they’re looking for a ‘warehousing partner.’  In reality, the modern warehousing partnership involves much more than traditional warehousing (i.e., storage of products) – it involves…

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How Food Logistics Companies Can Be a Key Ally to Importers

February 21, 2019

As your imported food products make their way from overseas production to American homes and restaurants, you likely entrust part of your stateside operation to 3PLs and other food logistics companies.  What you may not realize, however, is that many…

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5 misconceptions about third party warehousing and distribution

February 7, 2019

A warehouse is a large building in which products are stored.  Sounds simple and, to a large extent, it is. To many companies, however, the idea of storing products in a warehouse can be intimidating.  This intimidation factor isn’t helped…

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