Getting the Right 3PL/4PL Strategy to Deliver Like Amazon

For many electronics companies, outsourcing certain aspects of the logistics process can lead to better business and improved customer support. By working with the right third party logistics (3PL or 4PL) companies, these manufacturers can stand out from the competition by offering new and better services. 3PL or 4PL companies provide a variety of services:  warehousing, distribution, transportation, and sometimes even value added services, assembly services, packing services and more.  Their core customer is one…

The Power of Amazon Prime: Changing People’s Habits Changes the Game

I recently visited a major speaker manufacturer with cutting edge technology. The layout of the facility demonstrated clearly how much the company cares about its products. The main reception area had a demo area and my host demonstrated just how loud he could make the music without jeopardizing the quality of the sound. This company was passionate about sound technology. It got me thinking about what the layout of a distribution center might say about…