Congratulations to 15 JDA Customers for Being Named to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third Party Logistics, North America

Gartner recently released the Magic Quadrant Report for Third Party Logistics (3PL), and 15 of the 18 companies use JDA to deliver their logistics services, meet their customer commitments, and grow their businesses. According to Gartner, a 3PL provider is defined as a commercial firm that delivers one or more logistics functions on behalf of…

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Is Labor Management Now the Key Differentiator for Logistics Services Providers?

Guest blog by Jim Chamberlain, senior director, industrial engineering & continual improvement, DSC Logistics & Supply Chain Management Like most successful third-party logistics (3PLs) providers, DSC Logistics has had a strong commitment to several core values that have helped us grow our business from humble beginnings with one facility on the South Side of Chicago…

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Panalpina Raises Its Game With 3D Printing

The official start of the Summer Olympic Games reminds me that competition for these fine athletes is never ending and not just limited to major events. That is, if they hope to medal someday. For example, Roger Bannister is famous for breaking the four-minute mile at the 1954 Olympics in Helsinki, a feat which many…

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EFT 2016 Global Logistics Report

2016 looks to be a year of great opportunity for logistics service providers (LSPs). That view is confirmed by new industry research from Eye For Transport (EFT) that shows that LSP customers are looking to gain more value from their service providers and, in fact, want to engage with their LSPs more strategically than ever…

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Time for 3PL to Get Real – How 3PLs Can Deliver Strategic Value in an Omni-Channel World

The demands of the omni-channel customer are forcing retailers and manufacturers to quickly adapt to becoming more agile and responsive. This challenge presents an opportunity for third-party logistics (3PLs) providers, as they are ideally positioned to help retailers and manufacturers transform their supply chain operations. However, as the demise of City Link in the UK…

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Closing the Technology Gap: The Single Biggest Challenge for 3PLs

While market volatility and the rise of the omni-channel marketplace have created significant challenges for manufacturers and retailers, these trends have also created huge opportunities for their logistics partners. As manufacturers and retailers work to control costs —­ while increasing their responsiveness — third-party logistics (3PL) providers have become a critical resource. According to the…

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