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Customs Clearance: Meaning and Process

Customs Clearance: Meaning and Process

International trade can be complex and time-consuming, but it is crucial for businesses that import or export goods to understand one of the most critical steps in the process: customs clearance. Customs clearance is the procedure you must follow to legally import or export goods across international borders. The process can be daunting, but this […]

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What is a Certificate of Compliance? Meaning, Requirements, Examples

What is a Certificate of Compliance? Meaning, Requirements, Examples

https://www.inboundlogistics.com/articles/customs-clearance/A certificate of compliance is a document that certifies that a product or system meets the requirements of a safety regulation or standard. It is typically used in shipping and logistics to ensure that products are safe for transport and meet the destination country’s requirements.  Certificate of compliance examples in logistics include documents such as […]

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Top 5 Mistakes in Transportation RFPs

Top 5 Mistakes in Transportation RFPs

Executing a smart request-for-proposal (RFP) strategy enables shippers to manage costs, increase service levels, and meet capacity needs. Here’s what to avoid: Shippers can mitigate risk and successfully manage capacity needs by avoiding the most common pitfalls. 1. Unclear Carrier Strategy Instead of sending every lane to bid or rolling every lane over to your […]

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The Importance of Establishing Relationships with Truckload Carriers

Supply chains have been stretched beyond their limits as shippers work hard to ensure inventories are received on time. However, this past year, carriers have struggled to provide the needed capacity due to unprecedented demand and rising costs in their networks. In addition, chip shortages are causing delays in new trucks and trailers entering the […]

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Retail Consolidation Solution

5 Tips for Finding the Right Retail Consolidation Solution

Using multiple vendors can leave you vulnerable to inefficiencies and higher transportation spend. Here’s how to find the right consolidator for your business. The planning and management that go into multivendor supply chains are an orchestration of many complex parts. The process for new and existing brands trying to get into big box retail requires […]

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Google Searches for Last-Mile Market

Google Searches for Last-Mile Market

Google is getting into the last-mile game with the launch of two new solutions to help fleet operators improve delivery success and optimize fleet performance through an integrated suite of mapping, routing, and analytics capabilities—Cloud Fleet Routing API from Google Cloud and Last Mile Fleet Solution from Google Maps Platform. Cloud Fleet Routing API focuses […]

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Stewart Dunsmore

Why Transportation Spend Management Visibility is Crucial in Today’s Global Supply Chain

Q. Why is transportation spend management so important today? A. The world is an unpredictable place, and the global supply chain has never been busier. Global trade reached an all-time high in 2021, jumping 23% to $28 trillion, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development. Meanwhile, an array of challenges complicate the movement […]

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George Kontoravdis, PhD

Optimizing Multimodal Shipping with a One-Stop Solution

Q. What does multimodal shipping look like in 2022? A. Historically, companies have relied on third-party freight brokers to handle complex shipments that include multiple modes, geographies, and freight characteristics. Planning and executing these shipments requires careful planning and coordination with various transportation providers for efficient freight hand-off. Industry experts agree that multimodal transport can […]

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