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How Technology Can Improve Warehouse Efficiency

Posted by guest writer, Kenneth Kowal on 9/17/20 11:32 AM

Part 3 of a 3 part series of posts inspired by the 31st Annual State of Logistics Report

There’s a lot of data out there showing how improving efficiency can help shippers and logistics companies increase their profit margins and ultimately reach new heights of success. With the right technology, businesses can track shipments as they move through each step of the transportation process.

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Topics: Warehousing, Industry News

Key Takeaways From the 31st State of Logistics Industry Report

Posted by guest writer, Kenneth Kowal on 9/9/20 9:18 AM

Recently the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released their 31st Annual State of Logistics Report. This thorough industry analysis featured 63 pages of detailed information that dove into the logistics of 2019 and 2020 and offered valuable insight framing the industry’s future. As the group explored the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and examined the pros and cons of various leading players’ responses, it painted an image of tried-and-true resiliency.

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Topics: Logistics, Industry News

Three Important Warehousing Trends to Look Out For in 2020

Posted by guest writer, Kenneth Kowal on 9/1/20 8:37 AM

Part 1 of a 3 part series of posts inspired by the 31st Annual State of Logistics Report

Despite the many disruptions introduced into shippers’ supply chains by the COVID-19 crisis, new research shows positive signs for the warehousing sector. Due to factors like an all-time low vacancy rate, the pre-coronavirus market could handle the short-term impacts of the pandemic.

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Topics: Warehousing, Logistics

Four Tips You Need to Know to Lower Shipping Costs

Posted by Andy Avery on 8/28/20 10:33 AM

 

When you’re up against a global pandemic, new industry regulations, and rising consumer expectations for more sustainability, every step you take toward optimizing your transportation processes makes a difference. It may be cliché to say it, but it is an unprecedented time for the logistics industry.

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Topics: Transportation

8 Dock and Shipping Operations Improvements to Lower Costs

Posted by Shaun Hoffman on 8/18/20 8:48 AM

There are many different factors that affect shipping efficiency. Whether it’s a disorganized dock design, poor carrier communication, inflexible operations, or overly complex processes, inefficiencies have a way of catching up with you. Smart shippers understand the impact any potential bottleneck in their shipping operation can have and are constantly searching for ideas that keep their freight moving without delay.

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Topics: 3PL, Logistics

Advantages of Outsourcing to a Managed Transportation Partner

Posted by Neil Hersh on 8/11/20 1:17 PM

Companies are finding it more challenging to manage their logistics functions on their own, especially with all of the changes going on within the industry. From new government regulations to the current economic uncertainty, the challenges that all shipping operations are dealing with have made it necessary for companies to at least consider outsourcing some of their transportation services to a managed transportation partner or 3PL.

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Topics: Transportation

Breakdown of the 2020 State of Logistics

Posted by guest writer, Kenneth Kowal on 8/5/20 11:27 AM

 

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Topics: Logistics

What is Critical to Ask Your Carrier About Technology?

Posted by Jonathan Wolfrum on 7/31/20 9:45 AM

 

It can be challenging to find a quality truckload carrier, but having trusted partners is a pivotal part of every shipper’s logistics operation. You must choose well as their ability to get the job done directly affects your company’s service to customers and your profitability – two crucial things.

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Topics: Transportation, 3PL, Logistics

7 Essential Expectations to Have of Your Warehouse Partner

Posted by Ty Guilliam on 7/23/20 1:34 PM

Getting your products into customer’s hands is never as easy as it seems, and the logistics department of any shipper can attest to this. The reason is there are many different components of the supply chain that need managing, such as warehousing, inventory management, and transportation. Added to that are the many industry regulations, legal requirements, and potential uses of technology to be addressed as well.

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Topics: 3PL, Warehousing

Importance of Industry Standards & On-Time Delivery

Posted by Aaron Keller on 7/17/20 9:15 AM

 

As industry giants like Walmart and Amazon respond to rising consumer demand for instant shipments with free one-day shipping and same-day delivery options, the delivery window for suppliers and logistics providers is growing smaller and smaller. With less time to meet these shorter windows and generally tighter regulatory guidelines for carriers, manufacturers are facing some serious pressure to perform.

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Topics: Transportation

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