Welcome to the 3plmanager blog – if you are looking for tips, tools or techniques for successfully managing 3rd party logistics (3PL) service providers you’ve landed in the right place. My name is Scott Leydin and I am the blogger behind 3plmanager.
Over the last 30 years or so I’ve learnt a thing or two about establishing, managing and developing partnerships with third party logistics (3PL) service providers and suppliers both here in Australia and around the world.
I am currently employed by 2XU as the Global Logistics Manager with responsibility for operating a company owned warehouse in Australia and also managing international freight forwarding , domestic transportation and 3PL relationships in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, United States and Canada.
Prior to rejoining 2XU I was the principle consultant at Leydin Consulting Group – a specialist consulting company that worked with CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Supply Chain and Logistics Managers to develop and execute best practice supply chain and logistics strategies.
And before that I was the supply chain manager for Bardot an Australian fast fashion apparel brand. As part of that role I managed 3rd party logistics service providers and suppliers in over 15 countries and across four continents.
Previous roles have also included a couple of stints in logistics management roles at Hewlett Packard and I have also successfully operated my own business as an independent logistics consultant specializing in helping organisations better manage relationships with their third party logistics service providers.
So, what makes me any different from from the majority of people in this field?
Its the fact that I have also spent a considerable amount of time on the other side of the 3PL fence. I’ve had roles as a licensed customs broker, as the branch manager of an international freight forwarding company and as the general manager of large Australian transport and contract logistics company.
I have insight from both perspectives – I have been a user and a provider of 3rd party logistics services my whole career.
I started this blog simply as way to write about my professional passion for collaboration and developing mutually beneficial partnerships with the 3rd party logistics (3PL) service providers that I deal with on a daily basis.
The goal now however is to share this knowledge with you, and as many people as possible, by regularly creating content that is useful for evaluating , selecting and managing 3rd party logistics service providers.
The content is developed with existing logistics and supply chain managers in mind but will also serve as a valuable resource for students or anyone else looking to better understand the 3rd party logistics industry.
I hope you enjoy the blog and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have a question or would like to provide some feedback about the site.
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Scott – “the 3plmanager”
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