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Balancing Shipping Costs with Inventory Carrying Costs

Balancing Shipping Costs with Inventory Carrying Costs

Shippers must learn how to navigate the new balancing act between just-in-time and just-in-case demands, especially as the shipping market increases in complexity. Just-in-time logistics will stay with us in the coming years, but it will be augmented by a slight increase in just-in-case inventory, depending on the industry. However, creating better resilience is far […]

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Playing Nice

Playing Nice

Distributors and manufacturers can find themselves at odds when it comes to supply chain management. Overcoming siloed data streams, friction in workflows, and misalignment on goals can cause tension in partnerships. In worst case scenarios, these disconnects can lead to arguments, disputes, and a lack of customer focus. It pays to focus on a solution. […]

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Shippers, It’s Time to Seize the Moment and Take Control of  Your Rates

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 […]

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Services cargo-partner launched less-than-container-load services from Asia to Western Europe via the port of Rotterdam. Its new weekly sea freight consolidation services from China and India to Rotterdam call on various destinations in Western Europe. TLI, a provider of transportation and logistics services, expanded into Houston, Texas, bringing managed LTL solutions to shippers in the […]

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NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

Good Works For the fourth consecutive year, Averitt Express donated more than $1 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s $1.2 million represents the company’s largest ever donation to the hospital. Redwood Logistics contributed $209,125 to the Danny Did Foundation—a nonprofit organization that advances public awareness of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy and […]

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