Weekly Logistics List | 5 Opportunities for Cost Reduction at your 3PL Warehouse

This week we look at 5 opportunities for cost reduction at your 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) warehouse. When looking for ways to reduce costs at your 3PL first make sure you totally understand the way in which the costs are calculated and what actually drives the cost. After that take a look at each section […]
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What is 3rd Party Logistics (3PL)? – The ultimate guide including definitions of 1st, 2nd and 4th Party Logistics

Most people involved in logistics or supply chain related fields would have heard of the term 3rd Party Logistics or 3PL. I ‘m not sure however if many would be that familiar with the terms 1st Party Logistics, 2nd Party Logistics or 4th Party Logistics let alone even pondered the meanings of 1PL, 2PL or 4PL […]
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3PL Update | Toll Group to cut Jobs in Australia

According to the Herald Sun, the Toll Group, owned by Japan Post, will cut up to 200 management, support and back office staff from its Australian operations. The Australian Financial Review also reported a similar story saying and that Toll Group was targeting job cuts as a result of an earnings slump. This news come on […]
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Weekly Logistics List | 5 Excel functions that every logistics manager should know

This week we look at 5 Microsoft Excel functions that every logistics manager should know how to use. If your anything like me then you are probably using excel on most days either reading reports or creating them to monitor or measure the performance of your logistics operations. Over the years I have discovered a […]
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Weekly Logistics List | 5 to Follow on Twitter

This week we provide a list of 5, actually 6 including a special mention , Twitter accounts to follow. Logistics News @logisticsnews 40.4 K followers Inbound Logistics @lLmagazine 38.K followers Logistics Management @logisticsmgmt 34.9 K followers Logistics Manager @logisticsmanagr 31K followers Logistics Matter @LogisticsMatter 16.6 K followers Twitter is a great was of keeping you up to date with what is going […]
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Weekly Logistics List | 5 Logistics Blogs to Read

I can’t say the Weekly Logistics List concept is a unique idea – it is one I have borrowed from one of my favorite bloggers Tim Ferriss of the Four Hour Work Week fame. Each Friday Tim Ferriss sends out his “5-Bullet Friday” newsletter which is a weekly dose of what he has been enjoying or […]
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Supplier Relationships – How to manage them with Outlook and OneNote

These days there are very few interactions with suppliers that do not occur via some electronic means. Emails are sent and received , meetings are scheduled , contact details are stored, tasks and actions items are assigned and monitored and even phone calls can be made using Skype and other applications from your desktop or mobile device. […]
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Toll to set up fully automated e-commerce fashion distribution centre

As reported by  Transport and Logistics News the Toll Group is working with Dematic to develop a market-leading distribution centre (DC) in Sydney. The DC will be one of the first in Australia designed to cater for the growing e-commerce/fashion market. The 32,000 square metre state-of-the-art DC with advanced automation technology will enable fast and efficient delivery […]
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3PL Update – CH Robinson acquires APC Logistics

CH Robinson has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire APC Logistics, a leading provider of freight forwarding and customers brokerage services in Australia and New Zealand. Whilst the agreement is still subject to certain customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval the two companies have had a long-standing exclusive agent relationship for business […]
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Online Retail Supply Chain Conference

I spent the first two days of this week at the Online Retail Supply Chain Conference in Melbourne #orscc16. Without doubt the highlights of the conference were : The colorful language and the entertaining presentation by Justin Dry from Vinomofo The non standard approach to omni channel retailing as described by James Wakefield and Robin McGowan from […]
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