Selecting a 3PL
Ongoing Management of 3PL Relationship
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
This 3PL training program will examine how to implement third party logistics to outsource your logistics, warehousing and transportation to a specialist in the field, so you can concentrate on your core products. Transportation should be handled by a quarterly business review (QBR) wherein you both review the fuel surcharge (FSC) and agree to savings using the 3PL’s transportation management system (TMS) which optimizes lanes and routes for better mileage and transportation efficiency.
When it comes to 3PL, the best method to maintain/monitor a transparent and strong relationship is to mutually set up a win-win service level agreement (SLA) with agreed upon key performance indicators (KPIs). This document has to be reviewed frequently, quarterly at minimum, and monthly to begin with, as the two parties go through the honeymoon period. Some issues in the SLA/KPI are continuous improvement for cost reduction, quality levels, reliability, flexibility, responsiveness, customer service percentages, voice of the customer techniques, inventory management, inventory records accuracy, transportation, IT systems integration, safety, security, manpower, weekend work and many other issues depending on the customer and a 3PL.
This webinar will discuss why the key to success is collaboration, trust, compatibility, and fairness and why adversarial relationships do not work. Further, it will discuss reasons why large companies use a 3PL:
Joe Lynch is Keynote Speaker at ComplianceIQ. He is the founder of The Logistics of Logistics, a logistics training and consulting firm. Joe specializes in helping logistics and transportation companies grow their sales. Joe also works with manufacturers, retailers, distributors and wholesalers to select and manage their logistics providers (3PLs, brokers, carriers, etc.)
Joe's significant experience in logistics and supply chain has given him unique insights into the challenges and opportunities facing companies that outsource some or all of their transportation and logistics functions.
Mr. Lynch is a frequent speaker / presenter at industry conferences. Joe also conducts dozens of webinars per year. Recent topics include: inbound logistics, automotive logistics, 3PL selection & implementation, service level agreements, managing with key performance indicators, 3PL sales strategy, shipping to/from Mexico, and LTL trends.
Prior to founding The Logistics of Logistics, Joe was the General Manager of Rock Solid Logistics, a management based 3PL.
Earlier in his career, Joe led a supply chain consultancy, which focused on the automotive sector. His consulting engagements included: value stream mapping, supply chain optimization, lean product development, module strategy, and quality improvement.
Joe started his career as an automotive engineer and eventually rose to program launch manager for vehicles built in Thailand and China. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and from Cleary University. Joe also earned a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Michigan. His master?s program was specifically designed for facilitators, trainers and consultants.