Third Party Logistics Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Third Party Logistics Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Third Party Logistics related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Third Party Logistics specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Third Party Logistics Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 995 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Third Party Logistics improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 995 standard requirements:

  1. What is the impact of relationship learning on logistics service effectiveness of Third-Party Logistics Providers in collaborative relationship?

  2. Are there collaborative projects among the surveyed companies and 3PLs to greening transport and logistics services, and if so, to what extent?

  3. Are the people serving you empowered to meet your needs at all costs, or is wide pro fit margin the primary objective and performance measure?

  4. Do you have a GDP-compliant transportation quality agreement with your third party logistics provider, and is it being fully implemented?

  5. Do you agree that supply chain collaboration can be classified as transactional, tactical information sharing, or strategic in nature?

  6. What is the tradeoff between having the fixed cost of your own fleet or the higher cost of a third-party shipping firm?

  7. Does your organization need more advanced information technology services from the third party logistics provider?

  8. Do you see response to the logistics outsourcing as capable of making the outsourced services provision a failure?

  9. Do you provide a copy of your existing wholesale bond when filing your third-party logistics provider application?

  10. Can advanced materials handling capabilities offered through third-party suppliers enhance logistics performance?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Third Party Logistics book in PDF containing 995 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Third Party Logistics self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Third Party Logistics Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Third Party Logistics areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Third Party Logistics Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Third Party Logistics projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Third Party Logistics Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Third Party Logistics project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Team Performance Assessment: To what degree are fresh input and perspectives systematically caught and added (for example, through information and analysis, new members, and senior sponsors)?

  2. Activity Attributes: Are the required resources available or need to be acquired?

  3. Roles and Responsibilities: What is working well within your organizations performance management system?

  4. Scope Management Plan: Are the Third Party Logistics project team members located locally to the users/stakeholders?

  5. Human Resource Management Plan: Are vendor invoices audited for accuracy before payment?

  6. Quality Metrics: What are your organizations expectations for its quality Third Party Logistics project?

  7. Quality Audit: Are salvageable and salvaged medical devices stored in a manner to prevent damage and/or contamination?

  8. Project Management Plan: Do the proposed changes from the Third Party Logistics project include any significant risks to safety?

  9. Requirements Traceability Matrix: What percentage of Third Party Logistics projects are producing traceability matrices between requirements and other work products?

  10. Variance Analysis: Who are responsible for the establishment of budgets and assignment of resources for overhead performance?

 
Step-by-step and complete Third Party Logistics Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Third Party Logistics project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Third Party Logistics project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Third Party Logistics project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Third Party Logistics project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Third Party Logistics project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Third Party Logistics project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Third Party Logistics project with this in-depth Third Party Logistics Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Third Party Logistics projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Third Party Logistics and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Third Party Logistics investments work better.

This Third Party Logistics All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.