Cold Chain: Maximizing the Efficiency of the Last Mile

Cold Chain: Maximizing the Efficiency of the Last Mile

The last mile. Some say the Latin translation for Last Mile is “The black hole of inefficiency and cost that plagues the supply chain.” Frustrating enough already, dealing with the challenges inherent in the last mile become increasingly problematic when you’re...
Intermodal Services Trending Upwards

Intermodal Services Trending Upwards

Companies are turning to intermodal services in an effort to reduce costs and better the environment. The supply chain industry is rapidly changing and one of the most interesting trends is the use of intermodal services. Whereas a few years ago using a single freight...
Factors to Consider When Choosing a 3PL: Part 3

Factors to Consider When Choosing a 3PL: Part 3

To outsource or not to outsource.. With the growing complexity of logistics operations and globalization, many companies have chosen to outsource to a third party logistics service so they can concentrate on what they do best. A company can either build a logistics...
Factors to Consider When Choosing a 3PL: Part 2

Factors to Consider When Choosing a 3PL: Part 2

As businesses expand into emerging global markets, managing complex logistics operations become cumbersome. The challenges begin with but are not limited to establishing a supply chain that is aligned with the business strategies. The other concerns include obtaining...
Factors to Consider When Choosing a 3PL

Factors to Consider When Choosing a 3PL

Third party logistics involves outsourcing of functions such as transportation, packaging, warehousing and freight forwarding to an outside agency. Third party logistics or 3PL is a huge industry worldwide.  In the U.S. alone, a whopping $750 billion was generated in...