Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) – the newest 3PL on the block

Amazon has today announced that its shipment and logistics service, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is now available to Australian businesses.

The American e-commerce giant launched its Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) service, allowing Australian companies to store products at its 24,000-square-metre warehouse in the south-east Melbourne suburb of Dandenong South,  and have their orders picked, packed and shipped by Amazon.

The head of FBA in Australia, Amit Mahto, says the newly-available service will benefit businesses of all sizes.

“Size doesn’t matter in the digital economy and Amazon Marketplace helps to level the playing field when it comes to starting or growing a business.”

The pay-as-you-go service charges sellers for storage space as well as for the cost of processing the orders that Amazon fulfills.

Amazon storage fees are based on the space (cubic meter) the inventory occupies within the order fulfillment center – interestingly the charge during peak season (October to December) is approximately 50% more per cubic metre than it costs outside of these period.

Whilst the per unit order fulfillment fee includes picking, packing, shipping (the cost of freight) and the costs associated with customer service and processing product returns.

By comparison, a traditional 3PL will typically charge for storage in a similar manner but its order fulfillment fees tend to be based on a combination of fixed and variable costs e.g, a  fixed minimum cost per order to process plus a variable cost per unit picked, The shipping or freight costs are also normally either a fixed minimum cost or a cost per kg once the minimum cost has been exceeded.

Australian businesses also pay a monthly fee to sell their products on Amazon. Amazon also takes a cut of the total sales value – their commission fee varies depending on the product category.

** Please note Amazon Prime is not yet available in Australia but is scheduled to be launched in the middle of 2018 **


What to Check on a 3PL Site Visit

3PL Site Visit ChecklistOver the last few years I have visited numerous third party logistics warehouses. In the majority of cases the purpose of the 3PL site visit is to evaluate a potential service provider as part of a formal RFQ process.  Whilst the format and the flow of each visit may vary, what I am trying to learn or uncover about the supplier always remains the same.  Sometimes the answer comes as the result of a direct question but often times it comes as an observation or through an informal conversation during the meeting or site tour.

Even though I have undertaken this process on many occasions there are times during the visit that I will stop and refer to the 3PL Site Visit Checklist that I have created and store in a Microsoft OneNote notebook on my mobile phone.

A quick glance at the checklist along the way helps to jog my memory and I will always have one last check prior to wrapping up the meeting just to be sure that nothing has been overlooked.

The complete checklist includes a series of prompts that trigger a question or serve as reminder to observe certain parts of the operation during the meeting or whilst on the site tour. In summary the things I am trying to understand include:

    1. The suitability of the location
    2. The type of equipment that is being used
    3. The culture of the organisation
    4. The operating procedures and systems that are being used
    5. The type of security measures that are in place
    6. The compatibility with your existing business requirements
    7. The service levels that can be expected
    8. The cost model that will be applied
    9. The on-boarding process
    10. The process of managing the relationship



6 Essential Steps for Effectively Managing 3PL Relationships

6 Essential Steps for Effectively Managing 3PL RelationshipsEach year after I return from my Christmas / New Year break I spend the first couple of weeks getting myself organised for the year ahead. I use this time to plan how I am going to manage the numerous 3PL service providers that I am responsible for. This annual planning process is critical if you want to develop a disciplined supplier management process but more importantly it provides the framework for effectively managing my 3PL relationships and driving their performance from both a key performance indicator (KPI) and a cost perspective.

Below you will find a more detailed explanation of each of the activities but as a starting point here is my to do list for the start of the year.

  1. Review contract register to understand if there are any agreements due for review or renewal in the next 12 months
  2. Create a draft schedule of meetings and other key activities
  3. Schedule the dates of all meetings and key activities into calendar and send meeting requests to the required participants
  4. Create reminders in calendar or task list as prompt to check that the service provider has submitted their data and reports as per the agreed schedule
  5. Schedule time in calendar prior to the meeting to review the service providers current months data and reports and the minutes and action items from the previous month’s meeting and prepare for the upcoming meeting
  6. Schedule time in calendar immediately after the meeting to review notes and distribute the minutes and action items from the recently completed meeting

Review contract register

The first thing I do each year is review my contract register.

Given I manage many third party logistics service providers in several different countries, the contract register gives me a snapshot of the various agreements that I am responsible for.

By reviewing my contract register at the start of the year it reminds me of any agreements that might be due for review or renewal. The contract register also highlights if there are any option clauses that are becoming  due and shows the timeline for which the option needs to be exercised.

It is important to understand the requirements and the timeline for any agreement that has an option clause. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to renew or extend a relationship that is working well. In the case of relationships that are not going so well you also don’t want to miss an opportunity to terminate or renegotiate the agreement because it has been automatically extended as a result of an option clause that you were not aware of or did not act upon.

For any agreement where some action is required I will add this to the draft meeting / activity planner for the year.

Create a draft schedule of meetings and other key activities

Completing the draft meeting / activity schedule is the key to planning my year and ensures that I don’t miss any key events

To capture this information I have developed a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet – a copy of my meeting / activity planner template can be downloaded HERE

The first time I undertook this process it was a very tedious exercise but once you have done it once it forms the basis for each of the following years.

I start by listing any known public holidays and any personal leave I might be planning – no point in scheduling a meeting or activity on a public holiday or while you are on holidays!

If you are like me and dealing with  service providers multiple countries make sure that you capture the public holidays in all of the relevant countries – a good resource for finding a list of public holidays in any country can be found at www.officeholidays.com I also check with my logistics service providers to ensure that there are no other days that they will not be operating.

Next I add all of the regular review meetings that I am planning to have with my service providers – information to capture in your list should include the date, the time, meeting / activity types and the location of the meeting.  Acopy of my meeting / activity planner template  with all  of the  information I capture  can be downloaded HERE

The meeting type could be either a weekly operational review, a monthly performance review or a quarterly or annual strategic review.

For weekly operational or monthly performance reviews I like to try and schedule then at the same time each week or month. For example – at 10am each Thursday or on at 2pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each Month

Sample of MS Outlook recurring event

Sample of MS Outlook recurring event

Whilst the most effective meetings will always occur when all participants meet “face to face” having all participants in the same location is not always possible these days. The use of internet based teleconferencing and video conferencing services such as Skype , GoTo Meeting and Zoom means that you can still be face to face but just not necessarily in the same room.

These days most of my meetings are conducted “virtually” using one of the above services.

After that I add in any other key activities or events. Key activities or events could include such things as the planned date for your annual stock take  / count, industry events or any personal development conferences that you plan to attend

And finally I add in my contract review dates. Adding the contract review dates to this list will ensure that you don’t miss an opportunity to renew or review an agreement.

Once all mettings and activities have been added to my schedule I then sort the spreadsheet in date order – this gives me a chronological list what is on my plate for the next 12 months.

It will also highlight any conflicts or duplication that you need to adjust before adding all of this info information into your calendar.

Schedule the dates of all meetings and key events in calendar and send out meeting requests

The next step in my annual planning process is to add all the meetings and activities that I have collated in my draft schedule into my calendar.

I will assume that you are using an electronic calendar such as those that are part of the Microsoft or Apple suite of programs and are familiar with the basic functionality of these systems.

I personally use Microsoft Outlook and take advantage of the “Recurrence” function to schedule a series of meetings. If you are operating in multiple time zones you can also take advantage of the “Time Zones” feature to pick a different time zone to schedule your meeting. Another resource I always find useful for planning meetings , particularly those that have participants in multiple time zones, is the www.timeanddate.com website

Create reminders to check that service providers have submitted their data and reports on time

All effective 3PL service provider management processes should include:

  • A clearly defined set of key performance indicators (KPI),
  • An agreed reporting format
  • The raw data that is used to prepare the reports and determine if the KPI have been met is always provided – the raw data is important for a number of reasons:
    • Firstly it can be used to validate the service providers KPI calculations
    • Secondly, multiple periods can be combined and used for future analysis of activity, cost or performance
    • Thirdly, if necessary the combined data can form the basis of the information submitted to potential service providers when seeking an alternative solution
  • An agreed timeline for when the reports and data must will be supplied – reports and data should be provided at least two working days prior to the meeting so as they can be reviewed as part of your “pre-meeting” process prior to the upcoming meeting

Creating a reminder will be the trigger to follow up with the service provider if the data and reports have not been submitted as per the agree timeline. As per the approach to scheduling meetings I like to keep these dates consistent – for reporting I prefer to stipulate a set work day of each month e.g. the 7th workday of each month. Using work days as opposed to the 7th day of a month will exclude weekends and public holidays and will always ensure that the supplier has the same amount of time, and therefor no excuses, not to be able to prepare and submit their reports and data on time each month.

Although it is not expected at the time that the reports are submitted it is always my expectation at the review meeting that the service provider has proactively analysed the previous periods performance against the agreed KPI , they have determined the cause of any failures and have developed a corrective action plan to address the issues and to improve their performance in the future.

Schedule time in calendar to prepare for the meetings

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”

This famous quote by Benjamin Franklin is certainly relevant when developing an effective 3PL service provider management process.

I am sure I am no different to anyone else, most of my days are full of meetings and my to do list a mile long but the two things that have made a world of difference to my service provider management process has been intentionally scheduling a “meeting” with myself to prepare for any upcoming meeting and then ASAP after the meeting also scheduling some time with myself to review my notes and distribute the meeting minutes and action items to all participants.

The “pre-meeting” preparation time includes a review of the following and is one of the keys to effectively managing meetings with suppliers and service providers:

  • The previous meetings notes, minutes action items to ensure any outstanding tasks have been completed and following up on those that have not
  • The current months reports and identifying any items that need to be discussed at the upcoming meeting
  • Creating a list of other items to be discussed at the meeting – this list might include any specific issues that have occurred during the period, opportunities for improving existing processes, a request for a new process or service, forthcoming special projects or simply providing an update on what is happening with the business. In order to capture items for these discussions I have a section called “Discussion Points” in the Microsoft OneNote notebooks that I have set up for each service provider that I manage.

See below for more information Managing Supplier Relationships with Outlook and OneNote

Schedule time in calendar to review your notes and distribute minutes and action items from the meetings

As mentioned above, scheduling meetings with myself, has been a major breakthrough in the effectiveness of my supplier management process.

Immediately after each meeting I try to schedule at least one hour to review my notes and distribute the minutes and action items from each meeting. Not only is it easier to complete this task when the discussions are fresh in your mind but when you distribute the meeting minutes and action items soon after the meeting it also ensures that the there is no doubt about who is responsible for each action item and when it is due for completion. It also provides clarification to the action item owner of what is required and therefore removes any excuse for misunderstanding or misinterpreting the expectations.

For many years I have struggled with a combination of tools to manage the various tasks associated with managing service provider relationships. I have used Outlook for email and calendar functions and a combination of  excel spreadsheets and a word documents for capturing minutes and listing actions but it wasn’t until I became aware of the power of combining Outlook with Microsoft OneNote did I finally find a fully integrated system for managing supplier relationships.

In relation to distributing meeting notes and managing action items, the the key benefits of combining these two systems are briefly explained below:

  • Meeting notes and an attendee check list for a scheduled meeting can be compiled and stored in OneNote but initiated directly from the calendar entry in Outlook
  • Actions items can be added to the meeting notes in OneNote but stored and managed form the Task or To Do List in Outook
  • The meeting notes page can be emailed directly to the participants and any other contact


Sample of OneNote Meeting Notes and Actions Page

Sample of OneNote Meeting Notes and Actions Page

If you are interested in discovering the many other benefits of using Outlook and OneNote to manage supplier relationships you can download my FREE guide “Managing Supplier Relationships with Outlook and OneNote” by submitting your details below.



Managing 3PL Relationships – The Most Common Challenge

Managing 3PL RelationshipsI recently facilitated an interactive discussion group at the Smart Warehouse Summit in Sydney. The title of the the discussion was Managing 3PL Relationships.

After some interesting discussions around the various techniques and tools that were being used for managing 3PL relationships and some of the criteria that could be used to evaluate 3PL service providers I asked the delegates to tell me what was their biggest challenge was in relation to managing 3PL relationships.

Without doubt the most common response was that most third party logistics service providers failed to see past the transactional aspects of the relationship.

Overall, it was agreed that most 3PLs were reasonably good at getting the job done but very few proactively drove process improvement or cost reduction initiatives.

The general consensus was that this type of activity was always driven by the customer.

Any request to improve or change a process was seen as variation to the agreement and an opportunity to review the cost schedule and generate additional revenue.

Although there are ways to structure agreements in order to encourage a 3PL to seek cost reduction initiatives, most 3PLs see this type of request as a potential threat to their revenue and are therefore reluctant to proactively pursue them.

Whist there are exceptions to the rule, I would argue that most organisation that engage a 3PL are doing so with a long term view in mind.

The time and cost associated with identifying and selecting a suitable partner can be significant and the preferred option for most organisations would be to do it as few times as possible.

Unfortunately , once the relationship has commenced most logistics service providers do not invest enough time in trying to understand the customers business requirements beyond the activities that they have been engaged to perform.

From customer perspective, the ideal 3PL is one that not only delivers the services that they have been engaged to perform, but is also able to use the knowledge that they have gained about the customers business to proactively identify opportunities to drive efficiency or to reduce cost.

In many cases, inefficiency within the logistics operation can be the result of the customers upstream processes.

A non transaction focused third party logistics service provider will have identified this and will be able to drive the organisation to change its processes in order to take advantage of any potential benefits that may arise within the 3PL operation.

Furthermore , a logistics service provider that understands its customers business, will be in a position to drive process improvements, cost reductions or even identify new business opportunities by leveraging the services or solutions that are already providing to other customers.

Whilst the customer must be willing to share all relevant information, and there are forums such as monthly and quarterly reviews where this can occur,  the logistics service provider must take the lead and strive to gather as much information as possible about their customers current and future business requirements.

By taking this approach the 3PL can align itself with the longer term approach of most organisations and re-position themselves as partner of value rather than one that seems to be more focused on transactions than identifying opportunities to develop a more mutually beneficial relationship.


Global 3PL Market to Break the Trillion $$ Barrier by 2022

Revenue generated by the global third party logistics (3PL) service providers is forecast to break the trillion dollar barrier by 2022

A recent report published by Armstrong and Associates estimates that the 3PL market will increase from USD 802 billion to a whopping USD 1.1 trillion by 2022.

The increase in E-commerce order fulfillment activity is a key driver of the growth.

According to the report – 2016 gross revenue from 3PL’s in Asia Pacific is currently USD 305 billion with China making up close to 55% of the regions third party logistics market.

The Australian market represents 3.6% or nearly USD 11 billion

The USA 3PL market is worth approximately USD 167 billion while the gross revenue generated by third party logistics service providers in Europe was approximately USD 172 billion

The report also ranks the top 50 Global 3PL’s by 2016 Gross Revenue. The top 10 are listed below.

  1. DHL Supply Chain and Global Forwarding (Head Office in Germany)
  2. Khune and Nagel (Switzerland)
  3. Nippon Express (Japan)
  4. DB Schenker (Germany)
  5. C.H. Robinson (USA)
  6. DSV (Denmark)
  7. XPO Logistics (USA)
  8. Sinotrans (China)
  9. GEODIS (France)
  10. UPS Supply Chain Solutions (USA)

The only 3PL service provider with a head office in Australia that makes the 2016 top 50 Global 3PL List is the Toll Group

To download the complete report which is available for FREE for a limited time CLICK HERE to be taken to the Armstrong and Associates website.


New Speaking Engagement | Smart Warehouses Summit 2017

I am pleased to announce that I will presenting at the 2017 Smart Warehouses Summit

The summit will be held in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday the 24th and Wednesday the 25th of October at the Pullman Hotel

I will be participating as both a speaker and a facilitator of one of the solution round table discussions.

On Tuesday I will facilitate the round table discussion on the subject of “Managing Relationships with Your 3PL Provider” and on Wednesday I will deliver the final presentation of the conference on the topic of “Maximising Productivity in E-Tail Warehousing and Distribution Operations”

To download the brochure Click Here

To view the full agenda Click Here for Day 1 and Click Here for Day 2

To view the list of speakers Click Here

To register for the event Click Here

Feel free to reach out to me if you would like further information and if your attending the conference be sure to come and say hello


8 Must Read Articles on Selecting a Third Party Logistics Company

Selecting a third party logistics company can be a daunting task, especially if you are transitioning from managing your own warehousing or transport operations.

To help you with this process I have provided links to 8 Must Read Articles on Selecting a Third Party Logistics Company which will give some valuable insight into how to successfully select a third party logistics company

You might also find by previous post the 4 Rs (and 1 G) of Selecting and Managing 3rd Party Logistics Service Providers worth a reed as well

1. Selecting A 3rd Party Logistics Provider

Selecting a Third Party Logistics Provider

An overview of what to consider when selecting a 3rd party logistics service provider from the team at www.thebalance.com





2. Thirteen Considerations when Selecting a 3PL

Thirteen Considerations when Selecting a 3PL13 things to consider when selecting a 3PL service provider from the team at www.cerasis.com





3. 3rd Party Logistics – Secrets to Successful Outsourcing

3rd Party Logistics - Secrets to Successful Outsourcing

A Serial Guide to Success with 3PLs from Rob O’Byrne at www.logisticsbureau.com

The team at Logistics Bureau have also written a series of books including Logistics Outsourcing Secrets

To view all of Robs books Click Here


4. Six Essential Strategies for Selecting a Global 3PL

Six Essential Strategies for Selecting a Global 3PLSix essential characteristics to take into account when selecting a global third party logistics service providers are discussed in this article written by by the team www.inboundlogistics.com




5. How to Select A Third Party Logistics Provider

How to Select A Third Party Logistics ProviderA five-step process for getting a good start on a successful 3PL relationship from www.industryweek.com





6. Third Party Logistics Evaluation and Selection

Third Party Logistics Evaluation and Selection

A list of evaluation and selection criteria to consider when deciding if you should outsource your warehousing and distribution operations available at www.logisticsengineering.com





7. Six Tips for Choosing a 3PL

Six Tips for Choosing a 3PL

The team at www.foodlogistics.com share 6 very detailed tips for choosing a third party logistics service provider







8. Evaluating Potential Third Party Logistics Providers and What You Should Be Looking For

Evaluating Potential Third Party Logistics Providers

The team at www.supplychain247.com provide a series of tips that will give you a solid benchmark for what you should be looking for when selecting a 3PL







9 Items That You Should Be Checking As Part of Your Invoice Approval Process

Invoice Approval ChecklistIn this post I will outline 9 items that you should be checking as part of your invoice approval process.

As part of our role as a Logistics Manager we need to ensure that what we are being charged for by our freight forwarders and customs brokers are not only in line with our rate schedule but also compliant with the relevant customs regulations.

In previous posts I have written about  understanding international freight forwarding costs  and understanding customs clearance costs  but in this post I will focus on the process of checking the invoices that you receive from your international freight forwarder or customs broker to ensure that they are correct.

It is a well known fact that the error rates on charges from international freight forwarders, customs brokers and cartage companies can be quite high and not undertaking a thorough auditing process could lead to significant amounts of money being unnecessarily paid.

Furthermore, an incorrect customs value or an incorrect tariff classification may result in financial penalties being imposed by the customs authorities if customs duty is short paid as a result of erroneous information being declared on the customs entry at the time of importation.

Invoices from your international freight forwarder will typically fall into two cost categories:

  • Freight and Service Charges
  • Duty and Tax Charges

Both categories and 9 key items that you should be checking for are discussed in detail below.

Freight and Service Charges

These charges can include:

  • International freight charges – per container or cubic meter for sea freight shipments or per kilogram for air freight shipments
    • Additional freight surcharges may include – wharf or aviation security fees, a bunker adjustment factor (BAF) for sea freight shipments or a fuel surcharge for air freight shipments
  • Local handling charges – per container or cubic meter for sea freight shipments or per kilogram for air freight shipments and in some cases a fixed fee will apply
    • Sea freight charges may include – port service charge (PSC) , sea cargo automation and compliance fees and a delivery order fee
    • Air freight charges may include – airline handling fee, airport terminal fee and an airline documentation fee
  • Customs Clearance and Delivery charges – per container or cubic meter for sea freight shipments or per kilogram for air freight shipments and in some cases a fixed fee will apply
    • Import customs clearance fee (agency), cartage charges and a fuel surcharge fee

As part of the invoice approval process the following items should be checked:

  1. Check the shipping documents to make sure that you are not being billed for someone else’s consignment
    • Check the shipper and the consignee details are correct
  2. Compare the arrival date of the shipment and the service providers invoice date to make sure that you are being billed within a reasonable time frame after the arrival of the shipment
    • Check flight date for air shipments and the on board date for sea shipments
    • Requesting a discount for late billing is an option that can be explored
  3. Ensure that the origin port and destination port on the invoice match those on the airway bill or bill of lading
    • It is this combination of port pairs that drives the rates that will be charged by the service provider
  4. Ensure the freight rates and the service charges that have been invoiced are consistent with what you have agreed to as part of your published rate schedule
    • The provision of rate schedule with a predefined validity period is a normal expectation
  5. Ensure all calculations are correct
    • Check the currency being used is correct
    • Check the exchange rates being used are acceptable – freight forwarders have a habit of using exchange rates as a means of revenue raising
    • Check the quantity and rate calculations are correct e.g. USD 3.50 per kg x 50 kg =

Duty and Tax Charges

Import duty and import taxes are calculated based on the import value of the goods.

In most countries the import value of the goods is based on either the FOB value or the CIF value of the goods.

In Australia the import duty payable is calculated by multiplying the FOB value by the duty rate and the GST payable is then calculated by adding the duty to the CIF value of the goods and multiplying this amount by the GST rate

For example:
If the FOB value is $1000 and the duty rate is 5% then the amount of duty payable is $50
If the CIF value is $1100 and the GST rate is 10% then the amount of GST payable will be $115 – ($1100 + $50) x 10%
The total duty and GST payable on importation will be $165

Prior to approving an invoice for duty and tax the following items should be checked:

  1. Ensure there is a “tie up” between the shipping documents (air waybill / bill of lading) and the commercial documents (invoices / packing list)
    • There should be a common identifier on all documents to ensure the correct goods are being entered for customs clearance purposes
  2. Ensure that the correct customs value has been used for duty calculations
    • The total value of the commercial invoices should equal the value shown as the total invoice value on the customs entry to ensure compliance with customs regulations
  3. Ensure the rate of duty being applied is correct
    • Duty rates can vary based on the country that the goods are being imported from and as can also be different as a result of any trade agreement that has been established between the two countries
    • Duty rates can also vary depending on the tariff classification of the goods
  4. Ensure all calculations are correct
    • In most cases the amount of duty and tax payable is calculated automatically when the customs entry that is submitted through the customs import system
    • Providing the value for duty and the duty rates are correct there should be no issues with the amounts that have been calculated and are required to be paid

Whilst thoroughly checking each invoice will increase the time it takes to perform your invoice approval process I can guarantee the investment will definitely result in credits for incorrectly charged fees and will also remove the risk of any potential customs compliance issues.

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New Speaking Engagement | 2017 Supply Chain Forum

2017 Supply Chain Forum

I am pleased to announce that I will presenting at the 2017 Supply Chain Forum

The forum will be held in Sydney, Australia  on Tuesday the 19th and Wednesday the 20th of September at the Swissotel Sydney

I will be participating as a speaker in a keynote discussion session that will discuss the topic:

“Taming Disruption – Breaking in Barnstorming Technology”

The brief for this discussion is below:

The technology intensive, ‘always on’ supply chain is redefining business.

The frontier of innovation is busy and dynamic, where The Internet of Things, predictive analytics and collaborative robotics and sensors provide supply chain managers with more data and insight into their operations than science fiction ever envisaged.

However, uprooting established structures is daunting, and innovation is about more than clever breakthroughs. There must be purpose, strategic design and practicality in our design to allow innovation to manifest as impact.

Given this circumstance:

  • What are the most transformative current technologies a supply chain manager can implement?
  • Are there foreseeable new business models, ventures or challenges that modernisation presents, beyond its immediate implementation?
  • What distinguishes a supply chain manager prepared to harness technological change from one who is not?

Also participating in this discussion session are Phillip Haddad from Booktopia, Indrasen Naidoo from Roy Hill and Felix Ohle from Viva Energy

To download the brochure Click Here

To view the full agenda Click Here

To view the list of speakers Click Here

To register for the event Click Here

Feel free to reach out to me if you would like further information and I hope to see you at the 2017 Supply Chain Forum next month


2017 Supply Chain Forum


3plmanager – one of the best logistics blogs on the planet

Feedspot Top Logistics Blogs We are proud to announce that 3plmanager has been voted one of the best logistics blog on the planet by Feedspot – a modern RSS reader that allows you to put all of your reading in one location.

3plmanager has been voted in the top 75 logistics blogs on the internet.

The top 75 logistics blogs have been selected using search and social metrics and the ranking is based on the following criteria:

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts.
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review