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Florida Rising

The Sunshine State is strategically positioned for increased trade, even as global supply chains undergo dramatic changes. Here’s how two of its ports are supporting Florida’s ambitions and making bold moves. What is it about Florida that makes the state an ideal spot to plant or expand a business? In terms of both logistics and […]

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Powering Logistics Development

Powering Logistics Development

What energizes logistics development? From access to infrastructure and proximity to a population center, to tax, energy, and land incentives, here are the driving forces behind site selection decisions and major investments. Businesses considering where to expand or move their operations evaluate myriad factors. Among the top considerations, says Jeremy Sowders, economic development manager with […]

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Pharma Supply Chains Get Technology Booster

Pharma Supply Chains Get Technology Booster

Pharmaceutical and life sciences supply chains receive a healthy dose of innovation and automation solutions—boosting visibility, traceability, and productivity. Until recently, companies planning for resilience and business continuity tended to focus on relatively localized events, like a hurricane hitting the Gulf Coast of North America and disrupting traffic and power, or an Icelandic volcano erupting, […]

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Pallet Recovery Keeps the Circular Supply Chain Moving

Pallet Recovery Keeps the Circular Supply Chain Moving

CHEP is committed to a share and reuse model for pallets that contributes to a regenerative supply chain. The provider increased its focus on pallet recovery—a vital step to ensuring goods continue moving throughout the supply chain and ultimately meet consumer demands. At its core, CHEP, a global provider of share and reuse (or pooled) […]

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Improving Healthcare Fulfillment with Traceability and Inventory Accuracy

Improving Healthcare Fulfillment with Traceability and Inventory Accuracy

Pharmaceutical and healthcare distributors can now pick, pack, and ship products accurately, efficiently, and in a timely manner with Locus Robotics’ solutions. How does Locus Robotics help the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry with traceability and serialization? As pharmaceutical and healthcare customers are picking or even putting away different medicines and medical supplies, they’re able to […]

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The Effects of Inflation on The Supply Chain

The Effects of Inflation on The Supply Chain

The past few years have brought unprecedented circumstances that are culminating in some significant supply chain challenges. You can safeguard against many of the challenges by partnering with a 3PL. Most organizations face more supply chain challenges now than they did a year ago, research shows. Increases in costs incur higher fees for supplies and […]

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Marmon Holdings Improves Performance with Managed Logistics Program

Marmon Holdings Improves Performance with Managed Logistics Program

From developing processes to measure savings to creating a dashboard and reporting tools, Echo Global Logistics helped Marmon Holdings manage shipping in a more centralized way. The Challenge Marmon Holdings, Inc. traditionally operates in a decentralized manner, equipping the company’s 100+ businesses with the resources needed to be successful and the autonomy to make their […]

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MagicLogic Provides Flexible Customized Cartonization Software for Augusta Sportswear

MagicLogic Provides Flexible Customized Cartonization Software for Augusta Sportswear

Augusta Sportswear—the company behind brands such as Holloway, High Five, and Russell Athletic—turned to MagicLogic for a load planning solution that packages orders dynamically and seamlessly. Augusta Sportswear’s story began in 1977 when the company was originally founded. It has since become a byword within the apparel industry for manufacturing high-quality sportswear. The company manufactures […]

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What Is a Freight Embargo and Why Do Carriers Set Them?

What Is a Freight Embargo and Why Do Carriers Set Them?

Embargoes are common in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. LTL temporary service outages are particularly relevant in today’s carrier market, when demand for freight is at record highs and resources are still lean for many carriers. Q: What is an LTL freight embargo? A: A freight embargo is when a carrier stops accepting loads from shippers. LTL […]

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Loup Transloading Network: Creative Shipping Solutions Expand Market Reach

Loup Transloading Network: Creative Shipping Solutions Expand Market Reach

Learn how Loup creates seamless transportation solutions by combining the economics of long-haul rail service and the flexibility of over-the-road shipping to reimagine supply chain opportunities. The Challenge One of the leading roofing manufacturers in North America moves locally manufactured roofing shingles from a non-rail-served facility in the Inland Empire to Utah. This business moved […]

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Scaling E-commerce Operations to Meet Social Media-Driven Sales Spikes

Scaling E-commerce Operations to Meet Social Media-Driven Sales Spikes

When digitally native, fashion-forward company Edikted experienced exponential growth after trending on TikTok, it turned to Ryder Ecommerce by Whiplash’s technology-forward solutions. THE CHALLENGE In today’s digital age, the influence of social media can expand a brand’s reach and boost sales in a matter of minutes. When an e-commerce brand goes viral, they’ll need to […]

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Should You Build to Suit or Lease Your Next Distribution Center?

Should You Build to Suit or Lease Your Next Distribution Center?

As shippers redesign their distribution center strategies to embrace e-commerce, automation, and other trends, the typical short-term response is to lease available space as soon as possible, often at a premium. A strategic assessment of business needs over the long term could take network planning in a different direction. Q: What factors should I consider […]

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Record Demand Seems to Be Easing. What Does It Mean? Understanding the Trucking Marketplace Today

Record Demand Seems to Be Easing. What Does It Mean? Understanding the Trucking Marketplace Today

Understanding the realities of today’s trucking marketplace means relying on timely data from high-quality sources, combined with an awareness of global circumstances and day-to-day insights from carriers, shippers, and brokers on the ground. So many factors have influenced the transportation industry over the past few years—from COVID-19 “closing” the world, to hyper spending, to supply […]

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Labor Shortages and their Effect on the Supply Chain

Labor Shortages and their Effect on the Supply Chain

Partnering with a forward-thinking 3PL like Taylored Services is crucial to getting your products in the hands of your customers as soon as possible. One of the most pressing issues disrupting the supply chain today are the ongoing labor challenges that have persisted since the beginning of the pandemic. The inability to find the correct […]

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The Role of Your 3PL in Dealing With Rapidly Rising Real Estate Costs

The Role of Your 3PL in Dealing With Rapidly Rising Real Estate Costs

As real estate prices rise, it’s critical to look at the entire cost of operations, including drayage, outbound transportation, and labor in distribution network planning. Looking at costs in silos could lead to expensive mistakes. With warehouse vacancy rates at about 4% nationwide, space continues to be in short supply, and shippers must compete for […]

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Canada-U.S. Trade: Seamless & Streamlined

Canada-U.S. Trade: Seamless & Streamlined

With a vital trade relationship aloft, moving shipments between Canada and the United States remains smooth and collaborative—thanks to reliable and experienced providers. In the view of Kirsten Hillman, Canadian ambassador to the United States, the longstanding spirit of friendship and good will that exists between Canada and the United States goes well beyond the […]

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