First and foremost, a produce company seeking a third-party logistics provider (3PL) wants one that understands the transportation challenges specific to produce, said Mark Petersen, director of global sourcing at Eden Prairie, Minn.-based C.H. Robinson.
Beyond that requirement, a key differentiator for 3PLs can be their collection and analysis of data, according to the 2017 Third-Party Logistics Study, which was sponsored by Penske Logistics, the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University, and Capgemini Consulting.
When companies decide that their own internal warehousing capabilities are lacking, they can decide to select a third-party logistics (3PL) provider to run their warehousing operation for them. Often, a shipper will demand more from...
Inbound Logistic’s annual Top 3PL Provider list included national transportation broker Allen Lund Company.
No one is talking about it, but it's clear that 3PLs (third party logistics providers) are at the center of FedEx operating margin compression.
Just like 3PL firms were the first provider damnation we covered, they are also the first provider sustentation we are going to cover. For many under-staffed, under-supported, and under-platformed logistics departments, 3PLs are a b...