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We specialize in the health and beauty industry and offer scalable e-commerce solutions, retail consolidation services, and vendor compliance processes for mass retailers.

Logistics for Food & Beverage Industry


We partner with prominent food and beverage labels, and offer frozen/cold, temp-controlled, and ambient/dry storage for efficient shipping to major food retailers.

3PL for Consumer Packaged Goods


We partner with a variety of fast-moving retail brands spanning from footwear to apparel to small electronics.

3PL for Industrial and Automotive Industries


Our strategic solutions are customized to meet the unique requirements of various industrial and automotive sectors.

Private Equity


From corporate carve-outs to management buyouts, we have experience scaling supply chains for private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

About ODW Logistics


We are a 3PL provider driven by our culture and focused on Delivering the Difference with purpose-built logistics solutions.


Why ODW Logistics for your 3PL


Accelerate your growth with a 3PL that adds value to every link in your supply chain.

ODW Making a Difference


ODW Logistics is dedicated to serving the communities in which we live and work and engaging with our associates.

Careers at ODW Logistics


Our growth is fueled by our extraordinary people delivering the difference to our clients every day.

3PL Services Case Studies


Learn how we've helped our clients to deliver them logistics solutions that produces results.

3PL Services Blog Insights


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ODW Logistics News and Press


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Comprehensive Guide to Logistics Services

Welcome to our comprehensive logistics services guide. In a world where goods, raw materials, and products are constantly on the move, effective logistics and supply chain management have become crucial for businesses of all sizes, across all industries. At the heart of these operations, you'll find third-party logistics providers (3PLs), like us at ODW Logistics, working tirelessly to ensure seamless, efficient, and reliable transportation and distribution.

As a leader in the logistics industry, we at ODW Logistics have been delivering high-quality, personalized logistics services for over 50 years. Our extensive experience and steadfast commitment to our clients have earned us recognition as a top 3PL provider from renowned outlets such as Transport Topics, Inbound Logistics, and Multichannel Merchant.

This page serves as a comprehensive resource for all things related to logistics services. We'll explore a wide range of topics—from an overview of the logistics industry and the vital role of 3PL providers to detailed insights on dedicated vs. shared warehousing, just-in-time methodologies, manufacturing support services, inventory control, and more. We'll also delve into the growth and achievements of ODW Logistics and provide a glimpse into the future of logistics services.

Whether you're an existing client, a business considering a 3PL partner, or simply interested in learning more about the world of logistics, we believe this guide will provide valuable insights and deep understanding. We invite you to explore the sections and engage with our wealth of resources, including articles, infographics, and videos.

Welcome to the world of ODW logistics services, where we bridge gaps, connect dots, and drive businesses forward.

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Discover how 3pls ensure seamless transportation and distribution

Discover the dynamic world of logistics services and the crucial role played by third-party logistics providers (3PLs) in ensuring seamless transportation and distribution. Dive into the history of ODW Logistics, a top-tier 3PL provider with over 50 years of experience and a reputation for excellence.

Overview of Logistics Services

Shippers are seeking partners and alliances to consolidate their freight. In this blog, discover five potential benefits that can be realized through a freight consolidation program.

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How a 3PL Provider Can Help Scale Your Business

Growing and scaling any business can come with its challenges. A 3PL provider can implement efficiencies and cost savings to help you meet your growth goals.


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The Role of 3PL in Supply Chain Management

Explore how 3PLs like ODW Logistics support major brands in their supply chain management and learn how they tackle supply chain challenges. Gain insights into how 3PLs contribute to the success of businesses through effective supply chain solutions.

Overcome Supply Chain Management Challenges With a 3PL

Set your company up for success by working with a 3PL provider that can understand your business, help you grow, and eliminate headaches.

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The Evolution and Recognition of ODW Logistics

Take a journey through the 50-year legacy of ODW Logistics and its commitment to delivering excellence. Discover how ODW Logistics has expanded its services and earned recognition in the logistics industry.

ODW Logistics: Delivering the Difference for 50 Years

ODW Logistics is proud to call Columbus our home for 50 years. We look forward to continuing our growth and supporting our community for decades to come.

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Recognition and Expansion of ODW Logistics

ODW Logistics has opened three new facilities in the past year in the Chicago area. These operations cover ambient, cold, and frozen warehouse needs, as well as a dedicated operation in the greater Milwaukee area.

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ODW Logistics Named to Multichannel Merchant‚ Top 3PL List for 2023

ODW Logistics has been named a Multi-Channel Merchant Top 3PL for 2023, joining dozens of other leading third-party logistics providers selected by Multichannel Merchant in its 8th annual directory.

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Providing Supply Chain Services for Major Baking Brands

ODW Logistics has been selected by Hometown Food Company to provide distribution and logistics services at several major U.S. distribution facilities.

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Manufacturing Support and Just-In-Time Methodology

Uncover the significance of manufacturing support logistics and the role of 3PLs in enabling just-in-time (JIT) methodologies for efficient production processes.

Manufacturing Support Logistics Explained

Manufacturing support logistics plays an important role in the organizational efficiency of a supply chain. Learn the benefits of outsourcing manufacturing support with a 3PL provider.

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How Is Just-in-Time (JIT) Used by a 3PL?

Just-in-time (JIT) inventory management is one of the most basic, yet important concepts in an efficient manufacturing process. Learn how JIT is used by 3PL companies.

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Comparing Warehousing Models: Dedicated vs. Shared

Understand the differences between dedicated and shared warehousing models and how they impact businesses' operational efficiency and cost management.

Dedicated Warehousing vs. Shared Warehousing

Is a dedicated warehouse (single client) right for your supply chain? Would a shared warehouse (multiple clients) bring the flexibility you need to scale your business? Learn more.

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Symptoms and Solutions for Poor Inventory Control

Identify common symptoms of poor inventory control and explore how ODW Logistics leverages automation to address workforce shortages and enhance inventory management.

3PL Turns to Automation to Offset Workforce Shortages

Faced with a declining pool of warehouse workers and a rapidly expanding e-commerce business, 3PL logistics provider ODW Logistics relies more on automated packing equipment. Learn more.

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5 Symptoms of Poor Inventory Control

You can’t run a business without inventory management, but managing inventory requires resources like good partners, time, space, and money. Here are five symptoms of poor inventory control.

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Employment and Automation Trends in Logistics

Stay informed about the latest trends in logistics employment and the increasing integration of automation solutions in the industry.

Transportation, Warehousing Firms Ramp Up Hiring

Hiring trends suggest companies are preparing for another big season of online shopping. Check out this article to find out more.

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Pulling Levers and Finding Value in Transportation

Pulling Levers and Finding Value in Transportation. Value is not always easy to measure. It’s the same when discussing transportation costs. Lowest cost is not always the best, as poor quality can cost you much more. Corporate supply chain managers need to understand which levers to pull so they can get the best value for every transportation dollar spent.

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The Power of Integrated Logistics Services

Learn about the benefits of integrated logistics services and how they streamline operations and create value for businesses.

5 Benefits of Integrated Logistics Services

Leaning on one 3PL to manage your supply chain ensures clear communication and seamless operations. Learn about the benefits of an integrated logistics approach.

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The Impact of ODW Logistics on Warehousing and Distribution

Discover the value-added services provided by ODW Logistics in warehousing and distribution and their impact on enhancing supply chain performance.

What are Manufacturing Support Services?

Many manufacturers are discovering the benefits of using a trusted manufacturing support services provider. Discover what manufacturing support services are in this blog.

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The Future of Logistics Services

In a rapidly evolving world, the importance of efficient logistics and supply chain management cannot be overstated. As we conclude this comprehensive guide, we invite you to envision a future where businesses of all sizes and industries thrive, thanks to the dedication of 3PLs like ODW Logistics.

With over 50 years of delivering high-quality, personalized logistics services, ODW Logistics has earned recognition as a top-tier 3PL provider. Our commitment to seamless transportation and distribution, backed by a wealth of experience, sets us apart in the logistics industry.

Throughout this page, we've explored essential topics, from the vital role of 3PL providers to dedicated vs. shared warehousing, just-in-time methodologies, manufacturing support, and inventory control. We've showcased the evolution and achievements of ODW Logistics, demonstrating our ability to deliver the difference for our clients.

As we continue to bridge gaps, connect dots, and drive businesses forward, we invite you to be a part of this journey. Whether you're an existing client seeking to optimize your supply chain, a business searching for a reliable 3PL partner, or an individual curious about the world of logistics, our resources and insights are here to support your goals.

With a commitment to excellence and a focus on the future, ODW Logistics is ready to shape the logistics landscape. Together, let's embrace a future of seamless logistics, where innovation, efficiency, and reliability lead the way to success. Welcome to the world of ODW Logistics services, where possibilities are realized, and businesses flourish.


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