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What's so special about the freight inside a Landstar van? Sometimes the van is carrying something uncommon, or sometimes it’s full of ordinary household items like appliances.

Industry insider shares a few observations and insights, while providing a brief forecast for supply chain managers preparing for the year ahead.

SMC³ recently spoke with Jeff Heller, vice president of intermodal and automotive at Norfolk Southern, about the effect the tight trucking capacity market is having on the intermodal industry.

Landstar is a powerful name in the transportation industry. When you see it on a truck, when a sales agent says it in a meeting, when one of our capacity providers makes a delivery, people know Landstar and what it represents: one of the safest, most secure and reliable transportation providers in the business today.

The intersection of supply chain technology, changing online consumer spending habits, data management, delivery preferences, and other factors are all serving as game changers in how 3PLs are continually striving to better serve shippers. That is a key takeaway from the 2019 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, which was released today by Infosys Consulting, Penn State University, Penske Logistics, and Korn Ferry at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Edge conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

An ongoing state of heightened demand for e-commerce distribution space continues to serve as a driver for several of the largest United States Industrial & Logistics (I&L) leases completed in the first half of 2018, according to research recently published by Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE. The research, entitled “Dealmakers: Largest Warehouse Leases in H1 2018,” analyzed the 100 largest leases for the I&L space by square footage.

In a market where reduced costs and quicker response times are a priority, Nulogy solutions provided the accuracy necessary to stay competitive and keep growing the business.

The rules for success in e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment are still being written, however, you can minimize the risks and costs of scaling your operations, and get to market faster, by leveraging your existing network, resources, and relationships to their fullest potential.

Taking a disruptive, cloud-based approach to business-to-business communications in the third-party logistics industry, LEGACY Supply Chain Services now services customers 70 percent faster and reduces technology operating costs by 50 percent using Microsoft Azure Logic Apps.

Customers have unlimited buying options at their fingertips - speed to serve, product availability & customer experience have become the new tools in the seller’s arsenal to maintain market competitiveness.

Technology will make individuals more efficient to the point where a third party that provides additional people might not be needed.

Hub officials said this sale represents the byproduct of an exploration of strategic alternatives for Mode that was undertaken by the Hub Group Board of Directors, which they said is part of an ongoing review of alternatives for creating shareholder value that it announced in August.

What do shippers need to do when evaluating the best 3PL? That question and others will be addressed at the 3PL Value Creation North America Summit 2018 in Chicago this October.

Supply chain activities specifically related to transportation have seen dramatic changes in the last five years driven by end user experience and the technologies available to support, maintains Ravi Dosanjh Executive Armstrong & Associates’ (A&A) Vice President – International Advisory.

It is anticipated that the acquisition, which completed on the 1st August 2018, will result in a 12% revenue growth for Yusen Logistics pushing them towards being one of the UK’s top 10 logistics providers.




Cerasis

Founded in 1997, Cerasis is a top North American third party logistics company offering logistics solutions… more

Landstar

Landstar’s network of independent agents and transportation capacity providers offers greater flexibility and a local presence that has a global reach. The… more

LEGACY Supply Chain Services

LEGACY Supply Chain Services is a third party logistics (3PL) provider. For over four decades, they’ve enhanced operations performance for businesses of… more

Purolator

We are Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider. Celebrating 50 years of delivering Canada, we continue to expand our reach to more… more

Saddle Creek Logistics Services

Saddle Creek is an omnichannel supply chain solutions company providing a variety of integrated logistics services.  Our custom solutions leverage advanced… more

SEKO Logistics

SEKO provides complete Supply Chain Solutions, specializing in transportation, logistics, forwarding and warehousing. We also lead the industry with innovative… more

Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered… more


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24|7 Pro Team

The 24|7 Team is your direct pipeline to solutions for your business challenges. It's your opportunity to have supply chain and logistics experts look at your specific challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information.

The 24|7 Team will simplify the task of creating a database of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your Request for Proposal list.

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Transportation RFP/RFI

The Transportation RFP is your direct pipeline to solutions for your transportation challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific transportation challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request.

Choosing the perfect software or system can be an indomitable challenge. Using this transportation/TMS RFP will simplify the task of creating a database of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your Request for Proposal list.

Warehouse/DC Management RFP/RFI

The Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) RFP is your direct pipeline to solutions for your WMS challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific WMS challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request.

Choosing the perfect WMS solution can be an indomitable challenge. Using this WMS RFP will simplify the task of creating a database of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your WMS Request for Proposal list.

Supply Chain RFP/RFI

The Supply Chain RFP is your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific challenges and needs, and receive free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information. It simplifies finding a pool of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your Request for Proposal list. The companies in the Logistics Planner have agreed to respond to your request for in-depth information and follow-up, and your request is totally confidential.

Software/Technology RFP/RFI

The Software/Technology is your direct pipeline to solutions for your logistics information technology challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific technology challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request. Whether it's WMS, TMS, Mobile or Cloud, our pros can help.

The companies listed below have agreed to respond to your request for in-depth information and follow-up. Your request is totally confidential.

Executive Education RFI

The Logistics and Supply Chain Education RFI can help you identify the schools, coursework, continuing education, distance learning and certification opportunities available from leading logistics educational institutions.

Upgrade and improve your logistics and supply chain skillsets. Whatever route you choose—advanced degree, executive education, certification or distance learning—the time and money you invest in your education today can pay off in continued career success tomorrow. Contact leading universities and professional institutions for the information you need to prepare for the future.

Third Party Logistics RFP/RFI

This 3PL Request for Proposal (RFP)/Request for Information (RFI) can help you find the 3PL and 4PL providers that can meet your specific 3PL service challenges and needs. The 3PL companies below will provide free, no-obligation third-party logistics advice, solutions, and information.

Ask your 3PL questions, you'll get answers. Simply complete the information, and detail your 3PL challenges. Then, check off the third-party logistics companies that you want to review your request.

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