Category Archives for "Third Party Logistics"

How Does 3PL Logistics Work?

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Most organizations would rather focus on sales, marketing and product development than spend time worrying about how to get their product to the customer. For businesses struggling with supply chain management, Third-Party Logistics (3PL) may be the answer. Supply chain management is often the most costly aspect of running a business, requiring huge amounts of […]

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How to Manage 3PL Performance (Vital Tips & KPIs)

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Business owners who decide to use third-party logistics providers (3PLs) for their fulfillment – or in other words manage some or all of their supply chain – will need a way to measure their performance. 3PLs manage the logistics of a supply chain, providing everything from warehousing to transportation and many other areas of supply […]

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What is 3PL and 4PL in Logistics?

What is 3PL and 4PL in logistics?

With your business sales growing, and your customer reach expanding across the country (and potentially internationally), shipping and fulfilling orders can become costly. Simply going to the post office to send out each package will no longer cut it. Considering the other responsibilities your company already manages, such as creating and advertising your product, you […]

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What’s the Role of a Third Party Logistics Company (3PL)?

What's the role of a third party logistics company (3PL)

When logistics is not your company’s main skill, it can help to hire a sub-contractor who specializes in shipping and distribution to assist with those tasks. But making the decision to outsource work from your business can be a difficult job. Choosing the correct provider who will meet all your needs, work within your budget […]

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How to Choose a 3PL Logistics Provider

Your business is growing fast, and the biggest challenge you face seems to be filling your orders on time. While you could spend time trying to build up your logistics capabilities in-house, you’re looking at the advantages of outsourcing. However, if you’re going to ship all of your inventory to another company to deliver it […]

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5 Reverse Logistics Problems That Hurt eCommerce

As sustainability continues to be a hot-button topic in today’s society, reverse logistics is becoming an equally important consideration. However, reverse logistics brings with a significant number of challenges, especially in the world of eCommerce. What Is Reverse Logistics? At its core, you can think of reverse logistics like this: whereas logistics describes the flow […]

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