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Today supply chains stretch around the globe, and few supply chain can exist within a single country without selling or purchasing products or raw materials from other countries. In the course of international trade, compliance with international trade laws and cultural differences can lead to confusion when interpreting contractual terms and obligations.
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outsourcing technology to 3pls

Automation sales declined throughout 2016, but industry experts believe a major shift toward third-party companies is coming, reports Patrick Burnson of Supply Chain Management Review Manufacturers need to increase production without increasing overhead costs, and outsourcing technology to 3Pls is the perfect solution.

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third party logistics service providers

2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities. By understanding how the industry will evolve throughout 2017, you can prepare your organization for the challenges and opportunities that will come.

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logistics operations

Third-party logistics operations (3PLs) saw additional gains and enhancements throughout 2016, as predicted earlier in the year. The level of visibility across entire supply chains grew as collaboration became the new normal. Reshoring was set to become a major trend as well, but at the close of the year, actual reshoring and nearshoring efforts did not surpass most logistics trends.

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3pl ebook

We introduce you to part 2 of our e-book series The Essential Guide to Third Party Logistics. In this installment, we’ll talk about How to Work with a 3PL, The Benefits of a 3PL, & the Future Trends of the 3PL Industry. Download by filling out the form below & read the introduction below the form!

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The following definition is one of the most simplistic of all we’ve found, from TechTarget:
A 3PL (third-party logistics) is a provider of outsourced logistics services. Logistic services encompass anything that involves management of the way resources are moved to the areas where they are required. The term comes from the military.

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non asset based 3pl provider

Outsourcing logistics processes can be an effective means of managing the needs of your organization. However, when you decide to take the jump to outsourcing, you will have to choose between an asset-based and non-asset-based third-party logistics provider (3PL). Both types of 3PLs have advantages and disadvantages.

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Transport and Logistics Providers

Much talk about sales, automation and improved processes dominate the conversation when considering outsourcing logistics processes to a transport and logistics providers or using a 3PL-based transportation management system (TMS). Often, the transport and logistics providers’ reps claim initial returns may be as high as 25 percent, if not greater.