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: Supply Chain Solutions, About 3PLs/Outsourcing

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

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

How to Choose a 3PL From Your Hundreds of Options

Nov 08 2016

Posted by odwlogistics

For many companies considering partnering with a third party logistics provider (3PL) the process can quickly become overwhelming when you are met with hundreds of options to choose from.

Fortunately there are some steps and processes you can follow to sort through how to choose a 3PL and confidently select the right partnership. But first, how do you know when it is time to work with a 3PL?

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Topics: About 3PLs/Outsourcing

What to Look for When Evaluating a Warehousing Solutions Provider

Jan 20 2015

Posted by Jeff Alexander

A commonly overlooked aspect of manufacturing is warehousing. While your business might have the systems in place to procure materials, use these materials efficiently, and create a product in a timely manner, all of that is wasted without the ability to effectively store the products created. Because of this, finding the right warehouse solutions provider is very important when running a...

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Topics: About 3PLs/Outsourcing