Briefs

3PLs: Catch this wave!

3PL 3.0. will ride a wave of tech advances such as robotics, large-scale networked services, autonomous trucking, blockchain, and adaptive intelligence, to power the next era of 3PL services. If you haven’t already begun, do not hesitate to educate yourself, reach out to customers and technology companies, and test the waters. 3PL 3.0 will likely be another great ride!

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Blockchains & Supply Chains

The most well-known and spectacular (or some might say highly speculative) instance of a blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT) is bitcoin, the cryptocurrency platform. Yet when one takes a broader view of this emerging technology, supply chain applications...

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Cross-Sell Alternatives for Service Providers

How can a service provider effectively cross-sell a broad solution set? We’ve seen five general approaches; all have pros and cons and can work well in some situations. It’s time well spent assessing which is the best choice for your company.

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IT Due Diligence for M&A – A Value Creation Approach

Most senior executives would agree that a company’s information technology (IT) capabilities can be a significant strategic asset. So don’t just check for skeletons in the closet in your M&A assessment process! Use a value creation approach to IT due diligence to assess market fit, scalability, and risk.

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Control Tower of Things: Opportunity for 3PLs

If the future of IoT is indeed about services, not things, 3PLs are now strongly positioned to create new value for customers by leveraging their recent investments in supply chain control towers to extend their service offerings to encompass a Control Tower of Things.

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