The Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University offers highly ranked undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, Ph.D., and executive education opportunities to more than 5,000 students at all levels. Smeal is among the largest business schools in the United States, and is accredited in business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Featuring academic departments of Accounting, Finance, Management and Organization, Marketing, Risk Management, and Supply Chain and Information Systems, the college is also home to major research centers in areas such as supply chain management, business-to-business marketing, corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, and other disciplines.
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The results and findings of the 2017 21st Annual Third-Party Logistics Study provide current perspectives on the nature of shipper and 3PL relationships, why they are generally successful and some of the ways in which they could be improved.
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The trend set over the past few years for mergers and acquisitions has hardly subsided, and a fresh injection of equity investment is transforming the marketplace, at the same time, shippers may expect to see 3PLs continue to purchase high-tech “solutions” and hire young professionals for implementation.
(May 10, 2017)
The 2017 21st Annual Third-Party Logistics Study shows that shippers and their third-party logistics providers continue to move away from primarily transactional relationships and toward meaningful partnerships.
(October 04, 2016)
The Supply Chain Leadership Academy program helps supply chain leaders of tomorrow apply critical leadership concepts and best practices in holistic supply chain management.
(June 11, 2015)
In the wake of the recent acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle by XPO Logistics, the logistics community is bracing for even more major consolidation deals, and the third-party logistics provider (3PL) community is loving it, especially as their margins continue to widen - particularly throughout North America.
(June 10, 2015)
Nearly one-third of the respondents participating in the study said they are not prepared to handle omni-channel retailing and only 2% of respondents rated themselves as high performing in the omni-channel space.
(September 29, 2014)
Corporate Sponsors help focus Center for Supply Chain Research efforts in ways that best help accomplish its mission as a bridge between academia and industry.
(June 08, 2014)
The goal of this article is not to take a strong stance on if or when the supply chain talent storm will occur; like the weather, that is hard to predict. Rather, consider this paper a “storm warning.”
(January 20, 2014)
Dr. C. John Langley initiated this study in the mid-nineties as to capture the evolution of the third-party logistics providers as they worked to transition from vendors of individual services to logistics partners offering integrated services and building meaningful, collaborative relationships with their customers. Today, seventeen years later, the capabilities of both shippers and 3PLs have improved significantly.
(June 20, 2013)
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