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3PL vs In-House Logistics: What's in your warehouse?
Apparel Business Systems
There is no "one size fits all" solution to the ways in which you spend money for new and critical infrastructure for your warehouse. No two organizations are created equally and the needs and even the preferences of one will vary wildly when compared to those of even its closest competitor. This is especially true when it comes to logistics solutions that warehouses are relying on more and more heavily with each passing day. Some organizations are turning towards outsourcing to third party logistics (3PL) providers in an effort to save time, money and energy. Others are choosing to continue to handle all logistics services in-house, while others still are using a combination of the two. Which decision is right for your organization? It will depend on your goals as well as the type of business that you're running.

You're Not Making the Last Logistics Decision You'll Ever Make

One of the most important considerations to make when deciding between third party logistics and in-house logistics for your warehouse is the simple fact that you can change your mind in the future if you so choose. Many people believe that if they choose third party logistics now, they're stuck with that decision forever. While this used to be the case, it is no longer true thanks to the ways in which the roles of 3PLs has naturally grown and evolved over time. The very nature of supply chains has changed and 3PLs have had to change along with it.



NOTES FROM THE INDUSTRY


4 ways to combat risk for global sourcing success
Apparel
According to the 10th Global Risks 2015 report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), interstate conflict is projected to be the most likely and most impactful global risk in 2015. Although it's impossible to eliminate risk in the supply chain completely, there are best practices for fortifying the supply chain against such disruptions and remaining resilient in the global marketplace.
 

Robots could cut US labor costs 22 percent by 2025
by Alan Kelsky, MultiBriefs
One of the most important technological trends taking place in the United States' manufacturing sector is the use of advanced robotics on the production line. Now that the economic recovery is a reality, U.S. manufacturers still need to be able to shut down cheaper manufacturers overseas. To accomplish this, they need to meet a goal of reducing costs and maximizing efficiency.
 

Consumer appeal for US-made apparel at odds with manufacturing realities
Sourcing Journal Online
A byproduct of the Great Recession was the realization that a lot of jobs had been off-shored over the years. The recession’s double-digit jobless rate led people to reassess what they wanted as consumers, retailers and brands. It turns out, a lot of people like the concept of “Made in the USA,” but may not appreciate the realities of the global textile industry.
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