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

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.

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Topics: Supply Chain Solutions

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

6 Logistics KPIs To Strengthen Your Supply Chain

Feb 24 2016

Posted by odwlogistics

There is truth to the old saying, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” This is the principle behind how using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) help improve your supply chain.

If you’re a shipper working with a third party logistics provider (3PL), or just thinking about outsourcing, logistics KPIs are an effective tool for maximizing the performance of your entire logistics operation.

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Topics: Supply Chain Solutions, Freight Optimization

Manufacturing Support Logistics: The Ins and Outs

Apr 21 2015

Posted by Jeff Alexander

 

Let’s face it, it’s a tough market out there. With more and more manufacturers stepping up to compete in the global market, it’s going to take a lot more work to get your company out there and noticed amidst the crowd. This can be a little overwhelming at the best of times and seemingly impossible at the worst. For this reason many manufacturers have switched to Lean Manufacturing...

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Topics: Manufacturing Support, Supply Chain Solutions