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Atlantic Storm Watch: 3PL Efforts

Posted by Tal Porat | September 9, 2017

  • 3PLs are busy planning so that they can realize operational integrity as soon as possible post emergency. Carriers are maintaining flexibility and directing capacity to areas that could potentially be recovery points for decimated south Florida ports. 3PLs are doing all they can to ensure that their customers’ needs are being met.
  • Proactive over-communication and preparation will lead to operational excellence when the proper information becomes available.
  • It is important to understand that carrier networks see this issue as bigger than supply chain. What’s keeping them up at night is getting products to end-customers and resources to areas that need support.
  • Moreover, the lack of replacement resources in times of emergency isn’t a local issue, but a national one — and carriers are in the trenches making sure there are resources in the right place at the right time.
  • Customers need to make sure they keep an open mind for alternate routing proposals. Use ROI formulas as you see fit, and trust that your provider is doing everything in their power to make sure the prices match the service.
  • In these uncertain times, 3PLs are combining brute force with entrepreneurial spirit to mitigate losses and ensure that operational integrity is resumed as soon as possible.

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