What is a 3PL provider?

Third-party logistics (abbreviated 3PL, or sometimes TPL) in logistics and supply chain management is a company's use of third-party businesses to outsource elements of the company's distribution and fulfillment services.

What is a container devanning?

It is the removal of cargo from a container.

What is a container drayage?

It is the transport of containerized cargo by specialized trucking companies between ocean ports or rail ramps and shipping / receiving docks.

What is a container stripping?

It is the removal of cargo from a container which has various small consignments, SKU’s or part numbers that needs to be segregated.

What is a cross-docking?

It is the practice of unloading goods from inbound delivery vehicles and loading them directly onto outbound vehicles. Eliminate or minimize warehouse storage costs and inventory handling.

What is a distribution warehouse?

It is a facility that serves as storage for products from the manufacturer before the product is distributed to various retail customers.

What is e-commerce?

It is a transaction of buying or selling online. Electronic commerce draws on technologies such supply chain management, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), and inventory management systems among others.

What is electronic data interchange (EDI)?

It is the concept of businesses communicating electronically certain information that was traditionally communicated on paper. The two classic examples of such information are purchase orders and invoices.

What is warehouse management system (WMS)?

It is a software application, designed to support and optimize warehouse or distribution center management. They facilitate management in their daily planning to move and store materials into, within, and out of a warehouse.

What is an FDA registered food facility?

The Federal Drug Administration requires that Owners, operators, or agents in charge of domestic or foreign facilities that manufacture/process, pack, or hold food for consumption in the U.S. are required to register the facility with the FDA.

What is fulfillment service?

It is a service that involves receive, store, picking and packing, ship and products return.

What is global logistics?

It is generally the detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation. In a general business sense, logistics is the management of the flow of things between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet requirements of customers or corporations. To be considering a global or international logistics, the company’s supply chain crosses at least one international border.

What is order processing?

It is the process or work-flow associated with the picking, packing and delivery of the packed items to a shipping carrier. Order processing is a key element of order fulfillment.

What is pick and pack?

It is a part of a complete supply chain management process that is commonly used in the retail distribution of goods. It entails processing small to large quantities of product, often truck or train loads and disassembling them, picking the relevant product for each destination and re-packaging with shipping label affixed.

What is quality control service?

Is a value added service requested by a customer to do an inspection of units selected at random from all batches of an order before arrives to its final destination.

What is transloading?

It is the process of transferring a shipment from one mode of transportation to another. It is most commonly employed when one mode cannot be used for the entire trip, such as when goods must be shipped internationally from one inland point to another.