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3PLs face slowing growth in 2014!

Portrait of the 3PL Market

How have your operations emerged from 2013?
A recent article from Richard Armstrong – chairman & CEO of supply chain research and consulting firm Armstrong & Associates – has revealed major trends for 2014 and offers a first-hand look into the state of today’s logistics operations: 
  • Globally the 3PL market has grown to $704 billion
  • 36 % of the market is located in Asia-Pacific
  • North American market represents 25%
  • Domestic transportation management has been very successful: managers have developed efficient models such as separating carrier capacity procurement from sales management
  • Market growth in 2014 should be in the 5% range

Click here to read more

 

Best Regards,                    

 Geoff Hukins

 Executive Director | Argos Software

 IWLA Board Member

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Is your business eco-friendly enough ? Why should you consider this as a priority?

If you still wonder why it could benefit your business to get “green”; have a look at the statistics below.

And if you are ready to assess your business eco-friendly level, Argos Software can help you.

In 10 days, at the Farwest Show, Argos Software will launch its GREEN GRADER: a fast, easy and totally free quiz open to everyone to identify what your business should do to be (more) eco-friendly.

Are you ready to improve your business performance ? 

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The Farwest Show takes place in Portland, at the Oregon Convention Center, on August 23rd-25th !

NEW Report: these logistics trends will impact your business

  

Rosalyn Wilson wrote :

“2011: A rather unremarkable year” for logistics statistics.

From time to time an article grabs my attention enough to make me want to share it. The 23rd Annual State of Logistics report by The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) was such an article. 
This report provides a clear indication of the current position of Logistics in the USA and looks at trends within the industry that will impact your business, today and tomorrow. The report highlights the fact that recovery of the economy has been very slow and inconsistent. The fragility of the world’s economy will continue this trend and make business’ focus on efficiencies in their supply chain. 
 

Some key highlights of the report:

  • Inventory carrying costs increased 7.6% over prior year
  • Logistics cost equaled 8.5% of GDP in 2011 – trending up from a low of 7.9% in 2009
  • Trucking (77% of transportation component) increased 6.2% year on year
  • Rail grew 15.3%
  • All other transport sectors declined
  • Intermodal was the real growth element of transportation – a trend that will grow very significantly in the near future.

The report takes an in-depth look at each transport mode & explains the basis for trends in each.


Geoff Hukins, Executive Director of Argos Software                 

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CASE STUDY: These nurseries use natural energy

CASE STUDY: Two nurseries are using alternative energy and manage to lower their costs. 

Discover the benefits and consequences of this new experience on their production and revenues.

This article was published by Nursery Management.

                   Click here to access it

                       

Supply Chain: Take Stock of a Runway Inventory

It’s time to optimize your inventory!

 If you’re looking for ways to satisfy your customers orders or to calculate your optimum level of stock, I found an article from the Supply Chain Digital that may interest you!

Learn how EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) can help your business:

  • Reduce lead times to process orders
  • Measure the delivery performance of suppliers
  • Improve your visibility and much more!     

Click here to READ THE ARTICLE

For more information on EDI, please contact us !

—> North American 3PL Market

Strategic Analysis 

As a Logistics Service Provider you need to remain competitive. Information is key to this competitiveness. Knowing the strategies and current views of the large players in your space is vital if you are not to be left behind in a fast changing logistics landscape.

Eyefor Transport recently released for public consumption a $1,500 – 134 page report on the North American 3PL market in 2011. This report looked at a number of issues from the perspective of the largest 25 Logistics Service Providers in the market. Among the issues addressed are:

  • Economic outlook 
  • Key trends
  • Sustainability
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • 3PL operations

Want to learn more?

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