Global trade management software offers greater shipment visibility and control, eases the pain of border-crossing compliance, and streamlines financial transactions—all from your browser.
Growth in overseas manufacturing spurred a boom in transportation of goods to and from developing nations. New emerging markets require shippers to reconsider their global operations.
Sporting goods manufacturers and retailers must manage seasonal peaks to avoid stockouts and meet online customers’ demand for prompt delivery. Supply chain technology helps provide visibility and track items during product recalls.
Transloading shipments allows shippers to reduce touches and costs, and create greater flexibility to respond to changing demand in global shipments.
As director of logistics at electrical wiring equipment manufacturer Leviton, Brian Morgan drives transportation efficiencies to meet complex customer requirements.
By reviewing shipment history, carrier assignments, and freight invoices, a benchmark study will accurately reveal your company’s transportation costs, writes Mike Challman, VP of North American Operations, ChemLogix.
The United States lags behind other nations in transportation policy and infrastructure funding, writes Inbound Logistics Publisher Keith Biondo.
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Using an advanced logistics simulation tool to analyze system performance and lifecycle cost can help logisticians negotiate better performance-based logistics contracts, writes Justin Woulfe of WPI Services.
Internships in supply chain and logistics organizations help students to evaluate the company’s nature, culture, work environment and career advancement opportunities, writes University of San Diego MBA candidate Sweta Ashwarya.
Monitoring the pallet-level temperature of fresh, frozen, and packaged foods allows shippers and transporters to more effectively manage the quality and safety of products as they move through the supply chain, writes Kevin Payne of Intelleflex.
Parties storing goods in warehouses need to be alert to liens on their goods, writes Ron Leibman of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland, & Perretti LLP. To avoid unpleasant surprises, both parties to a warehousing agreement must understand their rights and the documents that cover their transactions.
Rebuilding the U.S. economy through trade requires enabling domestic manufacturers to regain home markets, writes Alan Tonelson of the U.S. Business and Industry Council.
Plan for seasonal peaks by securing efficient labor, sufficient warehouse space, and reliable carriers.
Online retailers seeking new sites for DCs and warehouses need the transportation infrastructure to support a constant, rapid-fire flow of shipments – plus a capable workforce, affordable utilities, and business incentives to help them get the most from their investment.
Locating manufacturing and distribution operations in Georgia gives businesses a logistics advantage, thanks to the state’s prime geographic location, transportation infrastructure, highly trained workforce, and business incentives.
Stephanie Miles of Amber Road offers advice on how shippers can manage the growing complexity of international supply chains and their associated increasing transportation costs.
To avoid overpaying for transportation, shippers should audit freight bills to ensure the correct National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is applied to their less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments, says Chuck Fattore of RR Donnelley Logistics.