Logistics and Your Supply Chain | Port of Savannah Logistics

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 4, 2018 1:10:44 PM

Beginning in the 1970’s and continuing as a growing trend throughout the 80’s and 90’s, many retailers and manufacturers expanded their operations to include logistics; seeking to manage costs by controlling inventory along the entire length of their supply chains.

Today, tech-savvy e-commerce providers like Amazon can far outpace the speed at which most retailers and manufacturers can move their goods to the point of sale. It is has become very difficult for companies to effectively compete with e-commerce providers plus manage their payroll and benefits-related expenses, as well as cope with rising fuel costs. To remain competitive, many businesses have opted to cut overhead and streamline operations by divesting themselves of their logistics operations and outsourcing freight-handling to third-party logistics (3PL) providers.Download Our FREE Guide to Third Party Logistics

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Efficiency

Single Source Logistics Helps Grow Your Business

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 9, 2018 12:11:25 PM

What is Third Party Logistics?

Are you prepared to handle your own shipping as your business grows? Many companies find themselves unready to navigate the complexities of logistics as their shipping needs increase.To face the challenges of selling across oceans (or even state lines) effectively, standard practice is to employ a single source third party logistics (3PL) company to outsource management of everything including over-the-road freight, shipping and port drayage.

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Topics: Full Service Logistics, Third Party Logistics (3PL)

3PL Providers: What do they do and who are they for?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Feb 11, 2018 3:26:09 PM

3PL stands for Third-Party Logistics. There are different levels of 3PL: the Standard 3PL Provider, the Service Developer, the Customer Adapter, and the Customer Developer.

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Topics: Logistics Management, Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Port Logistics Savannah: 3PL Partnerships

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 6, 2017 1:15:59 PM

Today, computer software programs and automation have vastly increased the ability of companies to obtain efficient, cost-effective shipping logistics. If your firm markets beverages, consumer goods, foodstuffs, retail merchandise, pulp and paper products, or chemicals through the bustling Port of Savannah, you may find some attractive cost-cutting capabilities by retaining the services of a 3PL company. Sometimes also referred to as a "TPL" (an abbreviation for the expression "third party logistics" enterprise), modern 3PL businesses help their clients save time and money. Logistics Savannah and other ports can benefit from companies like Port City Logistics.

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Topics: Full Service Logistics, Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Logistics and Your Supply Chain | Port of Savannah Logistics

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 5, 2017 12:14:58 PM

Beginning in the 1970’s and continuing as a growing trend throughout the 80’s and 90’s, many retailers and manufacturers expanded their operations to include logistics; seeking to manage costs by controlling inventory along the entire length of their supply chains.

Today, tech-savvy e-commerce providers like Amazon can far outpace the speed at which most retailers and manufacturers can move their goods to the point of sale. It is has become very difficult for companies to effectively compete with e-commerce providers plus manage their payroll and benefits-related expenses, as well as cope with rising fuel costs. To remain competitive, many businesses have opted to cut overhead and streamline operations by divesting themselves of their logistics operations and outsourcing freight-handling to third-party logistics (3PL) providers.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Efficiency

Third Party Logistics Savannah | Signs That You Need to Switch Carriers

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 31, 2017 1:35:54 PM

Time to Change

Like letting go an employee who has been with your company for years, It’s hard to think about changing your freight carrier. You've put in years making the relationship work, and even if they aren't performing up to par anymore, you feel like you owe them something. Sometimes, however, you just have to change logistics companies. Below are a few signs that is it time to start looking for a new freight carrier, as well as what to look for in a quality shipping company.

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Topics: Full Service Logistics, Third Party Logistics (3PL)