Who is the best 3PL; Future of Retail; 2 new white papers from Zetes and AEB
Most of my thoughts this week have been summed up in a column I wrote earlier today with some general musings about how 3PLs could tackle commoditization and also why the retail industry could be under threat from direct sales from CPG companies.
If you use any 3PL provider in North America I would urge you and your colleagues to spend 60 seconds to vote for your favorite provider in your specific vertical industry now at http://events.eyefortransport.com/3pl/awards-vote.php - the judging panel have shortlisted the finalists, and the winner will be announced at a reception on Lake Michigan on June 11th at the 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum.
New This Week:
Procter & Gamble – Getting Closer to the Customer
Procter & Gamble (P&G) reported a 5% increase in profit for its fiscal third quarter (period ending March 2014).
2014 eft 3PL Awards Shortlist Revealed
The 12th annual eft North American 3PL Customer Choice Awards will take place this year on June 11th 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
Real-Time Stock Accuracy is Key to Fulfilling Omni-Channel Shopping Experience
Today’s retailing is about getting the right products to the right place at the right time.
New AEB White Paper Offers Tips on Delivering Greater Customer Satisfaction
Failed or delayed deliveries are damaging, both for a company’s reputation and for customer relations.
Mark Millar Named in 2014 Listing of Top Supply Chain Professionals
Mark Millar leverages 25 years global business experience to provide value for clients with informed and independent perspectives on their supply chain strategies in Asia.
JDA Software Launches New Business Unit
The new software unit will be edicated to delivering supply chain solutions to the global 3PL marketplace
Interesting Observations About the Future of 3PLs and the Retail Industry
In his latest column Chris Saynor reviews the conversations he had with attendees of the 19th Annual 3PL Study, and explores how management of the supply chain may have an influence on retailers
With 20 billion dollar+ logistics companies amongst the 80+ speakers at the 3PL Summit and Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum, eft is pleased to release the timed agenda for the event.
Did you know contract logistics accounts for more than one third of the European logistics market by value? Which are the top five countries? How many people are employed in EU logistics? It’s all here…
Why would companies implement solutions that cost more, were longer to deploy, and had lower user satisfaction? Read Lora Cecere's thoughts on this.