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5 Things to Look for in 3PL Transportation

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 06:00 AM

Strategic delivery services don’t just happen on the road. You can save precious time at the distribution and loading dock, too. That’s where a 3PL with a transportation specialty comes in. When you work with transportation experts, you can rest easy knowing that your shipments are getting out in good time.

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Topics: 3PL, Yard Management, Distribution, Transportation

Why Working with a 3PL Improves the Customer Experience

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 @ 06:00 AM

Retailers are entering uncharted territory with ecommerce fulfillment. Customers have always wanted the best products for their dollar, but now they also expect the best delivery service. Teaming up with an experienced 3PL can help you meet the demands of your customers 24/7.

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Topics: 3PL, Customer Service, Transportation

Logistics for Pharmaceutical Companies and Other Organizations with Specialized Requirements

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Companies with specialized requirements, such as pharmaceuticals manufacturers, have traditionally been hesitant to outsource distribution. But as technology improves, many third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are better suited to serve companies with specialized logistics requirements.

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Topics: 3PL, Logistics, Request for Proposal (RFP), Transportation

Streamline Your Supply Chain by Consolidating Distribution Centers

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

The only constant in life – and in the logistics industry – is change. Maybe you’ve released a new product, or are discontinuing a current one. Maybe you’re merging with another company. Regardless of your unique situation, changes in the ecommerce industry and your business can alter your capacity and impact your logistics.

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Topics: 3PL, Logistics, Supply Chain, Distribution

3 Surefire Signs It’s Time to Start Looking for 3PL Logistics

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Wed, Jan 14, 2015 @ 09:41 AM

Most companies start out managing their own logistics, but when should you start thinking about outsourcing responsibilities such as warehouse management, fulfillment or distribution?

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Topics: 3PL, Logistics, Fulfillment

Helpful Tips to Introduce Your Company in an RFP

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Jan 05, 2015 @ 09:58 AM

Just like any good job interview, an RFP is a two-way communication. It’s just as important to share the right information as it is to ask the right questions! Give a good first impression by painting a clear and honest picture about what your company is today, what you want to become, and who is the ideal 3PL (third-party logistics) partner for the challenges you face.

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Topics: 3PL, Request for Proposal (RFP)

Ready to Release Your RFP? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions First

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

Over the last few weeks, you’ve spent countless hours carefully crafting the most important document you’ll use to learn about your potential third-party logistics (3PL) partners: your RFP.

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Topics: 3PL, Request for Proposal (RFP)

Balancing Distribution Through Incentives

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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Topics: 3PL, Store Fulfillment, Retail, Holiday Shipping, Distribution, E-commerce

Value Added Services & the Holidays

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Thu, Dec 04, 2014 @ 10:20 AM
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Topics: 3PL, Retail, Repackaging, Value Added Services

Communicating Promotions to Your 3PL

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Nov 28, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

Every year, the holidays tend to make things busy in retail stores and warehouses across the country. There’s an upswing in activity just from people buying and shopping for gifts, both in stores and online. Usually, warehouses and distribution centers are able to plan accordingly for these upswings, because they’re consistent every year.

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Topics: 3PL, Retail, Fulfillment, Distribution, E-commerce