Last-mile delivery is one of the most challenging and expensive parts of the delivery. Getting a package (or packages) to the customer seems like the easy part when it comes down to making sure the package gets into the customer’s hands. Enter the “last yard delivery.” There are several … [Read more...] about “Last Yard” Delivery Challenges For 3PL Companies
It started as a localized outbreak of a new viral disease in one part of the world. Within weeks, the virus, now known as COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus, became an international disruptor and caused shutdowns of manufacturing and other businesses worldwide to prevent the spread. Within days, … [Read more...] about Global Disease Outbreaks Affect The Logistics Industry
Logistics is a complicated industry involving a wide range of people, companies, and arrangements. To oversee these operations, several federal agencies are responsible for regulating different aspects of transportation. Your company’s success is at the mercy of governmental agencies and their … [Read more...] about Federal Regulations Affecting The Logistics Industry
It’s no secret that the US job market is flying along at a fast rate. If your field is logistics, or you’re interested in moving to logistics, you may be wondering what the best jobs are. While they’re not usually careers college graduates think about, careers in supply chain and logistics are … [Read more...] about Top High-Demand Careers In Logistics Today
Two of the most prized traits in logistics are speed and productivity. When you can put them together in one place, customers are happier. Cross docking is a practice that not only increases shipping speed, but offers additional benefits than other shipping practices. How It … [Read more...] about What Is “Cross Docking” In The 3PL Industry?
A common issue in nearly any type of delivery is the unique “last mile.” Last mile delivery is typically defined as the transport of goods from a warehouse, delivery center or other hub to its final delivery destination, and into the hands of the purchaser and/or end user. Final delivery tends to … [Read more...] about What is the “Last Mile Supply Chain” in the 3PL industry?
In the retail world, customers have multiple options for buying the products they need. Well-known online retailers such as Amazon, Wayfair, eBay and others sell primarily by their websites, without physical stores. While the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, omni-channel and … [Read more...] about What Is The Difference Between Omni-Channel Vs. Multi-Channel Retailers?
It’s in nearly every news story in the US: the economy is growing at an exponential pace, and there’s no sign of it slowing down. The three factors that affect everything, especially 3PL, are: Wage increases Lower unemployment Easier access to credit Consumers are working, have more … [Read more...] about How The Strong U.S. Economy Is Affecting 3PL Industry
Now that the holidays are over, retailers are facing the return of products bought by customers with the best intentions (or not.) Clothing, books, entertainment media, tech gifts, gourmet foods, appliances, and nearly anything else that someone thought was “the perfect gift” are always subject to … [Read more...] about How Holiday Returns Add To 3PL Profitability with Reverse Logistics
When your business grows, you will need to expand some of the things your company handles. One of those is your supply chain. If handling and shipping is getting to be too much for your company, outsourcing that supply chain to a 3PL may be the next logical step. But it’s important to find … [Read more...] about What Factors are considered in a 3PL Quote?