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A Slice of Time for Logistics

As the global economy shrinks and slows down, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and merchandisers have to squeeze every ounce of efficiency from their operations. In the rush to cut costs, however, they sometimes overlook the impact that time has on the ability to sell more products or to be more efficient. Time is a precious commodity […]

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Determining When to Outsource Supply Chain Management Services

In today’s highly competitive and dynamic global business environment with vastly extended supply chains, companies can often be confused by the many logistics options and sources available to them when seeking to implement a highly visible supply chain management (SCM) solution. Before making a decision on how to best integrate advancing technologies into your company’s […]

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Growth and Structure of the Third-Party Logistics Industry

In these challenging economic times, it may be difficult to think of industries that achieve meaningful growth irrespective of the economic cycle. Historical trends, however, suggest that the third party logistics (“3PL”) industry has been able to accomplish just that. During the last recession, gross revenues for the domestic industry grew 17.8% from $65.3 billion […]

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Technology + Execution = World Class Global Transportation Management

Several years ago Active On-Demand’s parent company, Active Aero Group (AAG) made the commitment to become the preeminent on-demand global transportation manager and backed it up with a multi-million dollar investment to expand our already industry-leading technology systems. We knew then that our technology had to be linked with exceptional personnel execution and expertise as […]

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Waco. We Do.

Greater Waco is a growing dynamic market in Central Texas with a diversified economy. In Waco, we do a lot of different work, make a variety of products and can get them easily to markets throughout North America and around the globe. We also do the things necessary to help businesses compete. Hence, Waco We […]

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Logistics Partnerships: Are You Ready to Be a Partner?

According to the most recent GMA Study, manufacturers will expend nearly 7% of their sales on logistics costs. Many of those companies will look to the experts in the logistics marketplace to assist them in controlling and reducing said costs. Many of these manufacturers and others will potentially compile comprehensive RFP’s in the coming year […]

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A New and Different Kind Of International Air Cargo Facility

At MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, we are attuned to your international air cargo needs. We’re different; we know what you want. Efficient Air Cargo Transfer. You want an efficient air cargo transfer system to get your goods from the aircraft to ground transportation as quickly as possible. We provide you with a one-stop shop for […]

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Consigned Inventory Management: The Rx for Ailing Medical Profits

In matters of life and death, the last thing one should worry about is a supply chain. But when it comes to medical devices and healthcare services, supply chain headaches can change the abbreviation for Out-Of-Stock to RIP in a heartbeat. Like many other manufacturing industries, medical device makers face the need to streamline an […]

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Expertise and Location – The Ideal Pair

To a high tech service provider, whether an OEM or a carrier, the device is a big part of everything. Without the device in the hands of its customer, they have no subscription fee. Without the subscription fee, they have no revenue. The world’s largest providers look to find supply chain solutions and distribution channels […]

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Third Party Logistics Mergers and Acquisitions

With almost 600 reported deals representing more than $79 billion in aggregate transaction value since 2005, the transportation industry has seen significant mergers and acquisitions transaction activity. Third party logistics is one of the most active sectors within the transportation industry for private equity investment and strategic buyer acquisitions. Consolidation Although the third party logistics […]

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