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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Convergence is the Word for 3PLs

I’m at the MercuryGate User Conference today, where later this afternoon I’ll be moderating a panel session with executives from leading third-party logistics providers. One of the business models in the 3PL industry that continues to gain traction and evolve is the agency/franchise model, and the panelists will share their perspective on this model — Why adopt […]

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