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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Wholesale-Distributors Step Up to Play a Strategic Role in a Multi-channel World

The world of wholesale distribution has been changing. It used to be fairly simple, wholesale-distributors focused their attention on driving out costs in delivering for their customers. But increasing numbers of millennials are now involved in purchasing decisions and in fact more than a third are empowered to make their own. This new generation of…

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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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Creating Resiliency Through Innovation

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” — Albert Einstein When I was a novice runner, training for five and ten kilometer events was simple.  I ran – sometimes short, sometimes long, sometimes on hills, sometimes flat.  The bottom line, I…

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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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