Notable Quote: Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions

Transplace announced this week that it has acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS), “a non-asset-based third party logistics provider with particular strength in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors.” According to the press release, “LMS delivers freight management solutions and transportation savings to a diverse customer base that includes Monsanto and several other Fortune 500 companies.” […]

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Is Amazon a 3PL?

By Robert C. Lieb and Kristin J. Lieb, published in the Supply Chain Quarterly Q3 2014 issue As Amazon expands into logistics services, the giant retailer is taking on more of the characteristics of a third-party logistics (3PL) company. How might that shape the industry’s competitive landscape? Amazon.com has come a long way since its founder […]

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Notable Quote: enVista Launches 350West Through Joint Venture with Fredman Design

In a post earlier this year (Is Your Business Model Safe?), I asked the following question: Is there an opportunity for third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and supply chain software vendors to innovate their business models to deliver greater value to clients, differentiate themselves from the competition and gain market share, and achieve greater financial success? […]

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