Managing 3PL Relationships – The Most Common Challenge

I 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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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3plmanager – one of the best logistics blogs on the planet

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 […]
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Japan Post books $4.7b writedown on Toll and flags 1700 job cuts at the business

According to a Reuters report today , Japan Post Holdings has confirmed it will book its first annual loss in at least a decade, after unveiling a $US3.6 billion ($4.7 billion) writedown on its Australian logistics arm Toll Holdings. Japan Post estimated its loss at 40 billion yen ($470 million) for the year ended in […]
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Weekly Logistics List | 5 Other Things to Consider when Selecting 3PL Service Providers

This week week we look at 5 other things you should be considering when selecting a 3PL service provider We have previously discussed the The 4 Rs (and 1 G) of Selecting a 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Provider and these will always be a major consideration throughout the 3PL service provider selection process. There are also a number […]
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Weekly Logistics List | 5 Signs that the Success of your 3PL Service Provider Relationship is at Risk

This week we take a look at 5 signs that might indicate that the success of your 3PL service provider relationship is at risk. Maintaining effective 3rd party logistics service provider relationships requires effort from both parties. Ultimately however, the responsibility lies with you as the logistics or supply chain manager to keep things on track. Throughout […]
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Weekly Logistics List | 5 Habits for Effectively Managing Meetings with 3PL Service Providers

This week we look at 5 Habits for Effectively Managing Meetings with your 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) Service Provider. Whilst meetings may not always be the best use of time in many situations they are however an essential element in the process of successfully managing 3rd party logistics service providers. As a logistics or supply chain manager […]
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Weekly Logistics List | 5 Key Performance Indicators for Monitoring your 3PL Operations

This week we look at 5 Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for managing your third party logistics (3PL) operations. Whilst there is a tendency to think that a lot of KPI are required to monitor an outsourced 3PL operation , the reality is that the following 5 are really all that are needed. Inbound receiving timeliness Dispatch timeliness […]
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