Identify the Seven Pillars of a Modern Supply Chain with David Abell, CTB
3PL, Best Practices, outsourced logistics
Did you know that 90% of Fortune 500 companies work with a third party logistics (3PL) provider or a freight broker to handle some or all of their transportation needs? Too often only bigger companies harness the power of a 3PL because smaller manufacturers and distributors have been handling logistics in-house for a long time.
But the truth is that logistics is more complicated every day. From new regulations to the potential liabilities inherent in working with unvetted providers, a 3PL can mitigate the very real risks you take when you ship goods. In addition, a good freight broker will have access (and supply you with access) to advanced technologies that will streamline your processes. Along with 24-hour real-time tracking and excellent customer service, a freight broker offers a smaller manufacture or distributor a lot of bang for your buck.
These complications and complexities have only expanded during the pandemic. That’s why, here at AM Transport, we’re pleased that David Abell, CTB, of AM Transport, will be talking about the Seven Pillars of a Modern Supply Chain in a webinar hosted by the Illinois Manufacturer’s Association titled, Supply Chain Transport & Logistics in the Time of COVID-19.
David will be covering carrier compliance, transportation management systems, shipment tracking, and reporting and visibility among other timely topics.
From the IMA: “The pandemic has impacted the costs and ways goods are transported. Lockdowns in certain states and countries have added new challenges, threatening supplies of vital product.” The IMA encourages manufacturers to learn more about risks and responsibilities inherent in carrier management.
David will be sharing a slot with Larry Bajmakovich of BDG International who will be talking about Air Freight Rates and Service During COVID-19.
Here at AM Transport, we are proud to be members of the Illinois Manufacturer’s Association. The IMA has done a great job during the pandemic to keep members apprised of all necessary information with their COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources and Information page. Don’t miss out on this informative webinar held on August 27 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT.
For more information or to register for this event, please follow this link.