April 20, 2018
March 2, 2018
December 22, 2017
The 3 and 12 month rate of change is clearly showing an upward slope not seen since January of 2013.
November 2, 2017
Managing a complex transportation logistics operation is a multifaceted, ongoing task that not only weighs heavily on a business’s operations team, but also on C-level executives who already have plenty on their plate. When logistics issues regularly seep from a vendor to your customer service team to you, the continued frustrations can upset the balance of your entire business and ultimately hinder your customer relationships. A true logistics partner coupled with a good transportation management system (TMS) can work to solve and even prevent everyday supply chain problems, but how can you address your business’s issues now? Begin by identifying them.
October 5, 2017
Business integrity and transparency have been making headlines in 2017 for a very good reason. Consumers today research companies and products before choosing to do business with them, and this trend is true for most industries. In transportation, transparency has taken somewhat of a backseat, at least when it comes to third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and the companies that partner with them. When executives and other logistics professionals seek a 3PL to help manage their supply chain, oftentimes the single and most important requirement is price point or carrier savings.
September 29, 2017
As a shipper, it's important to realize that even a small change in packaging can significantly increase costs. With more products being classified by density, and LTL carriers adding more dimensionalizers into their system, it can be challenging to get all the details accurate.
Here are some things you should be aware of:
September 21, 2017
What could you achieve in your business if you didn’t have to focus on the complexities of logistics? If you’re like most businesses, you don’t have the people, tools, experience or budget needed to make your logistics department a well-oiled machine.
September 14, 2017
The 12 month rate of change is starting to show a slight bend upwards on both charts (see below). This is a positive sign but too early to call it a trend.
September 7, 2017
With the transportation industry capacity changing by the day, shippers are under constant pressure to stabilize costs within their supply chain. Both Less than Truckload (LTL) and Truckload (TL) capacity continues to tighten as carriers become more and more selective as to what types of freight and lanes they will handle.
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