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Non Asset Based Logistics: Less Is More

Third party logistics service providers generally fall into two categories: Non Asset Based and Asset Based. 3PLs in each category might offer you the same service, but whether or not they own their own assets can seriously impact your customer experience. Learn why asset ownership might be overrated: (RTD Logistics is a non asset based company, so I'm a bit impartial on the subject) Non-asset based companies are questioning, "are flagship stores business [...]

“It’s Like A 400-Meter Relay”: An Inside Perspective On Courier Service

Customer service is often the deciding factor when selecting a courier service provider. But how can we know what really goes on behind the scenes? A SKYCOM Courier customer service representative tells us about courier service operations from their experience. Their perspective offers transparency into the step by step journey and portrays what people want to know - what happens when you put in an order? And how can you know you can trust [...]

A Quick Review of Supply Chain Network Terminology

I hopped on the supply chain terminology train (feet dragging), and I'm glad I did.   The logistics industry has a language of its own. And if you’re doing any kind of research, you may find your Google search history flooded with supply chain acronyms and terminology. The presence of 3PLs has grown astronomically in the last couple of decades. In turn, so has the industry's lexicon. It's likely you'll find that providers are using [...]

Here’s Why You Keep Hearing About “Real-Time” Logistics

We hear it a lot- "real-time data", "real-time tracking", "real-time this" and "real-time that". As generic and buzz-wordy as it sounds, real-time supply chain management is anything but. Here's what 3PLs mean when they say their services are done in real-time. It's the new industry standard Supply chain management being done in "real-time" means there is visibility into things like inventory, orders, vehicles, people and equipment using real-time information. This kind of transparency is [...]

Cross Docking: A Logistic Puzzle

Cross docking is an efficient shipping strategy for many companies. It's also one of the most interesting parts of the supply chain process to learn about. Here's why companies are opting to use cross docking services to achieve their shipping goals - What is cross docking? Cross docking is a direct-delivery strategy in the supply chain process that reduces material handling and eliminates warehousing. To set the scene, cross docking happens at the receiving [...]

5 Questions To Ask Your Prospective Logistics Provider About Their Commitment To Optimization

If you're reading this, you're probably looking for a second or third party logistics provider. Regardless of the 'PL', logistics companies are optimizing their operations to keep up with the industry's latest and greatest innovations. But you don't need to be an expert on technological innovations to find the right logistics provider for your business. You know your business's needs more than anybody. If you want to find out if a company's supply management [...]