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How to Get Rid of Shipping Delays Once and For All

This week we are sharing a guest blog by Chris Crane of Excelsior Integrated.

Improving your product delivery can have a substantial impact on your customer satisfaction and overall success. If you want to grow your business, then you will want to evaluate your shipping methods, among many other aspects that can delay your products getting to your customer's front door.

Topics: Infographic 3PL Shipping Speed Process Improvement

The Growing Importance of 3PLs and How to Leverage them For Your Business

The digital revolution that is transforming the broader economy continues to shape distribution models as well. Increasingly business distribution centers are evolving to serve customers directly in addition to their more traditional roles as distributors for retailers and resellers.

Larger businesses are leading the charge to transform their own warehouses into world-class distribution centers. However, smaller businesses find it difficult to match their efficiency and speed with similar facility and systems investments. This disparity begs the question, “How can smaller companies keep up?” The best way to stay relevant is to outsource these non-core functions to better qualified partners instead of trying to match what large companies are doing.

Topics: Distribution Center 3PL Efficiency

The Growing Importance of Reverse Logistics

Reverse logistics is already a fast-growing element of manufacturing and distribution, but lacks the wider understanding it deserves. As a result, many businesses that are unwittingly executing on reverse logistics are missing an opportunity to make it a smooth, efficient and potentially profitable part of their business as they would expect from other process areas.

Topics: Manufacturing Supply Chain 3PL

A Week For Gratitude

This year has been another banner year for all of us and our customers at Newcastle Systems, and with the short week we have for the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to take a moment to take stock and share some of what we are thankful for:

Topics: Technology Lithium Power 3PL

5 Smart Ways 3PL's Can Prepare for the Holiday Rush

It may not feel like it yet, but the holidays are already upon us. As a third-party logistics company, if you aren’t yet planning for the rush that comes at the end of the year, then you’re already behind. When it comes to logistics, you need to be ahead of the game, and the holidays are just around the corner.

Topics: 3PL

11 Trends to Impact 3PLs by 2020

Just like any other industry in the global economy, third-party logistics relies on technology to make things go smoother, faster and more efficiently for everyone involved. Advances in “smart” technology, data analysis and mobile devices all seek to make 3PL cutting edge in terms of moving products along the supply chain with as little pain as possible.

Topics: Warehouse Management 3PL

Is Your Company Ready for the Future of Logistics?

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The future of logistics is paved with innovation and technology. Let's take a look at some of the emerging trends that will affect the future of logistics.

Topics: Technology Supply Chain 3PL

New Technologies Available for 3PL Providers

The competition among 3PLs nowadays is such that if you do not surpass the customer expectation, you will find yourself out of the game. In our modern technology-driven world, customers expect adaptable and advanced solution offerings from 3PLs.

Topics: Technology 3PL

Five Trends Set to Drive 3PL in 2016

The area of 3PL (third party logistics) has changed significantly in the past decade. Its growth has been tremendous, and the 3PL providers will only see further growth, especially with the advancement in technologies and mobile applications. The smart way of doing business will help the 3PLs to be more efficient in their operations, and will provide for increased customer satisfaction.

Just like in any other business, increased customer satisfaction will result in getting more customers. The forecast of the market growth for 3PL is as high as 15%. By the year 2020, 3PL will see a great demand to service the market, and the competition will be fierce. 

Topics: 3PL