Entries by aglmain

Trucking Industry Insights: Roadblocks and Opportunities (Part 2)

A previous blog post (Nov. 11, 2020), featured roadblocks facing the trucking industry. Today’s blog post focuses on key opportunities. In particular, this post delves into the following areas of opportunity: Improving customer service Creating shareholder value Creating new services Improving cost containment Leveraging emergent technologies Challenged by Covid-19, the trucking industry has not stood […]

Trucking Industry Insights: Roadblocks and Opportunities (Part 1)

As the trucking industry emerges from Covid-19, the future reveals roadblocks and opportunities. Disruptions from Covid-19 have changed the way the industry operates. And a reversion to pre-pandemic operations is unlikely. Priorities have changed. Operations have changed. And a new business model is emerging. The trucking industry has always faced many challenges. However, post-Covid-19 the […]

Trucking Industry Insights: Roadblocks and Opportunities (Part 1)

  As the trucking industry emerges from Covid-19, the future reveals roadblocks and opportunities. Disruptions from Covid-19 have changed the way the industry operates. And a reversion to pre-pandemic operations is unlikely. Priorities have changed. Operations have changed. And a new business model is emerging. The trucking industry has always faced many challenges. However, post-Covid-19 […]

Logistics Personnel: The New Key to Creating Future Value

The post-pandemic world has ushered in many changes. One prominent area of change relates to logistics personnel. If businesses take this change into account, they can grow and prosper. Logistics personnel will differentiate businesses like never before. They will become a strategic asset that will add value in a meaningful way. Personnel have always been […]

Beyond the Pandemic: 6 Reasons You Should Hire a 3PL

In the post-pandemic world, companies competing without a 3PL partner are at risk. To survive in the New Normal, your company must operate at peak performance. Operating at peak performance requires a first-rate supply chain. That means your supply chain operations can’t afford breakdowns or even missteps. They could result in catastrophic failure and strategic […]

Tomorrow’s 3PLs: A Promising Future for 3PLs (and their Partners)

What will 3PLs look like in the future? What capabilities will 3PLs have? How will they change? To divine the future, we can get some help from, Wayne Gretsky, “The Great One”. In revealing the secret to his success, Wayne Gretsky stated: “… you need to go where the puck is going to be.” Likewise, […]

How 3PLs Achieve Competitive Advantage

  Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) don’t look much like they did 40 years ago. They’ve morphed into high-performing, essential, value-added organizations. 3PLs have become strategic-oriented businesses that offer any shipper competitive advantage. What does that mean? Here’s a definition from Investopedia: Competitive advantage refers to factors that allow a company to produce goods or services […]

How 3PLs Achieve Competitive Advantage

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) don’t look much like they did 40 years ago. They’ve morphed into high-performing, essential, value-added organizations. 3PLs have become strategic-oriented businesses that offer any shipper competitive advantage. What does that mean? Here’s a definition from Investopedia: Competitive advantage refers to factors that allow a company to produce goods or services better […]

The Evolution of 3PLs: From Humble Beginnings to Critical Partners

  3PLs started out as a good idea. They began as a convenience. Today they’re a necessity. As the title of this post states, 3PLs had modest beginnings. They provided transactional services. As such, 3PLs provided limited services. That meant they also delivered limited value. Yet 3PLs have become critical partners that deliver unmatched, value-added […]