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Aligning your Business with 3PL

In today’s competitive, tight, and cut-throat business environment, many companies depend on third party logistics (3PL) for their supply chain management in order to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and ensure smooth operations of their distribution and fulfilment service requirements. To deliver value and thrive within a difficult market, 3PL providers need to align closely with …

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Risks of a Global Supply Chain

The advent of globalisation has brought many issues to the fore. In economic terms, globalisation refers primarily to the ways in which “economic and industrial institutions interact in various locations throughout the world, with primacy given to no specific geographic location.” For businesses, border restrictions are no longer a hindrance as they can sell products …

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3PL Outsourcing – Strategic Considerations

Third-party logistics or 3PL Outsourcing, is an option exercised by a business, wherein parts of its distribution and fulfilment services are outsourced to a third party. This can occur for a number of reasons including outdated facilities and warehousing systems, as the business does not have the internal capabilities internally and could be experiencing a …

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RFID in warehousing

As an efficient and effective method of tracking items and transferring data, it is not surprising that RFID (radio frequency identification) has gained prominence across several industries, though more notably within warehousing. As demand for warehousing has increased, many businesses, globally, but specifically in the US and Canada, require services ranging from brief import housing …

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The implications of paperboard packaging replacing plastics

With an increased emphasis on being environmentally-friendly, many governments have reviewed their approach and have moved further in this direction. In the US, cities like Washington D.C (tax on plastic bags), San Francisco (complete ban on plastic bags), and Boston (tax and ban on single-use bags), have implemented their own laws. Around the world, Kenya, …

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Use 3PL services for a growing business

More and more businesses are using third-party logistics service providers. Building an in-house supply chain is expensive, slow and a learning process riddled with mistakes. On the other hand, outsourcing the supply chain is efficient, quick and adaptable. The benefits of using 3PL are more than just reduced initial capital outflow or getting expertise. With …

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A general logistics service provider or a specialized one- What to choose?

The number of 3PL service providers is growing rapidly. There are many small and big specialized logistics service providers for almost every specific need and then there are providers who will meet all generic requirements. The challenge is which one should you pick for your business? The one who provides every kind (or many kinds) …

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Top benefits of working with a Co-Packer

Industries usually deploy co-packers for outsourcing some of the more intricate secondary packaging needs; thereby making the commodities shelf-ready. Lately, this concept has attracted a lot of attention courtesy its massive presence in the food and pharmaceutical market. While it easily improves the operational efficiency, there are a host of other benefits that come along …

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