A Closed-Loop Solution Provides Savings and Streamlines Supply Chains
Q. Why should a company consider a closed-loop supply chain solution? A. Supply chain disruptions have affected multiple industries this year. A closed-loop approach to your company’s logistics needs allows you to access thousands of additional carriers, enforce business rules throughout the shipment process, identify incorrect charge codes, and easily recoup hard-dollar savings. The cloud-based […]Read More
Shippers, It’s Time to Seize the Moment and Take Control of Your Rates
The transportation and logistics industry ecosystem continues to adapt and innovate as conditions shift. In the past couple years, shippers have had to contend with increased direct rates and exposure to the spot market, as well as supply chain disruption caused by macroeconomic conditions such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, there’s finally a window of […]Read More
Making the Most of Your Logistics Data: How to Prioritize and Contextualize It
Q. How can logistics technologies be utilized as a competitive differentiator? A. Today everyone has access to the same vast offerings in the logistics technology arena. Typically, one solution won’t solve your problem, but it will offer data that enhances your staff to make better and faster decisions. Differentiate from others by putting your own […]Read More
Navigating Freight Embargoes: No Need to Panic
Q. Unexpected weather events are on the rise. Is it time to panic over freight embargoes? A. As weather-related events become more common, what are the chances that freight embargoes could disrupt a somewhat upbeat outlook? There’s always a chance that a carrier will set a freight embargo, even in relatively normal years. Freight embargoes […]Read More
Optimizing Customer Service and Corporate Value
Q. How can a company maximize customer service and corporate value? A. The first interaction is often with the customer service department. This team makes the first impression, setting the tone for the relationship and the perception of how your brand can fulfill their needs. Suppose the experience is pleasant and productive; your credibility increases. […]Read More
WMS ROI: Is a New WMS Worth the Investment?
When deciding to implement a new warehouse management system (WMS), there will come a point where the return on investment (ROI) is questioned.Read More
How Parcel Shippers Can Prepare for 2023 and Beyond
Every shipper needs to ensure they have a backup plan or an alternative carrier to deliver their packages should a strike occur. What’s more, that plan needs to be in place sooner rather than later.Read More
Be Prepared for the Complexities of Mexico Cross-Border Logistics
Customs and legal issues, as well as capacity trends, underline the need for a transportation and logistics partner with the knowledge and experience to make the cross-border transition seamless.Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More