Smart 3PL Partnering: 8 Questions to Prepare for World-Class Results

May 31 2018

Posted by odwlogistics

In today’s supply chain environment, strategic companies don’t go it alone. Instead, they partner with the right third-party logistics company (3PL), in the right way, to bring world-class results that they never could have achieved on their own.

So how is this 3PL partnership best accomplished? Here are eight questions to ponder that will help you prepare for and build a successful alliance.

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Topics: About 3PLs/Outsourcing, Supply Chain Solutions

Six Ways the Best 3PLs Add Superior Value to Your Supply Chain

Apr 17 2018

Posted by odwlogistics

Let’s face it: a lean and efficient supply chain is the goal—for everyone. But it's hard to achieve that alone, especially with the complexity of today’s global marketplace. It requires input from all aspects of the process, even the third-party logistics provider (3PL).

Can a 3PL truly up your game when they are not as immersed in your industry as you are? They can, and they do.

According to...

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Topics: Supply Chain Solutions

5 Things to Consider as You Outsource Your Cosmetics Supply Chain

Jan 18 2018

Posted by odwlogistics

Since the 1990s, the cosmetics industry has evolved dramatically, as the demand for newer and faster products has increased exponentially.

This evolution can be tied to a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the increasing speed to market of fashion products, companies’ improved targeted branding, renowned online influencers and social media networks, which seamlessly connect...

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Topics: About 3PLs/Outsourcing, Industry: Health & Beauty/Cosmetics

5 Reasons Single Sourcing is Better Than Rate Shopping

Jul 27 2017

Posted by odwlogistics

It’s tempting to think of freight services as interchangeable and to focus on cost when selecting a transportation provider. But practical experience demonstrates over and over that chasing the lowest price for freight can leave you high and dry in a tight-capacity market as well as expose you to a host of other risks that can impact your bottom line.We believe a more informed approach is the...

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Topics: About 3PLs/Outsourcing

5 Ways 3PLs Improve Shippers’ Supply Chain Visibility

May 10 2017

Posted by odwlogistics

There is no question about it. To effectively grow your business and stay in front of the competition, you must improve on a regular basis. However, in supply chains, as in many other business functions, you simply can’t improve what you can’t see.

Supply chain visibility provides shippers real-time updates so that they can increase their speed to market; not to mention, it also helps them...

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Topics: Supply Chain Solutions