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June 13, 2017
How well do you know your freight? There’s more than one way to package and ship a product and for professionals new to the transportation industry and high-level executives looking to dive deeper into business operations, these shipping modes may seem endlessly confusing. However, there are a few core methods for shipping freight that will hopefully simplify your understanding of how a package gets from Point A to Point B (and sometimes Point C).
Here’s a quick overview of the most popular types of freight and modes of shipping:
May 16, 2017
Is your organization getting ready to reap the benefits of a third-party logistics provider? Before establishing this new partnership, take the necessary steps to make an educated decision on a 3PL that will not only solve your logistics issues, but also benefit your entire organization in the process. Do your research by studying the history, background and experience of each 3PL. If you’ve successfully narrowed down your list, prepare for an initial meeting with a prospective provider by bringing along key questions that dig deep into the potential outcomes during each phase of the exciting new partnership. Be sure to ask basic questions about the provider’s services and costs, but follow up with the hard-hitting questions below to get a more complete, realistic view of the company soon to handle your logistics dirty work.
Chemical manufacturing is a field inherently vital to today’s economy. The transformation of raw materials leads to the creation of important consumer and specialty products. But in order to create and ship these products to customers, chemical manufacturers need to understand and adhere to a long list of safety requirements and preventative measures.
April 18, 2017
Are you on the lookout for software that supports everyday logistics procedures? A transportation management system (TMS) is the driving force behind well-organized, interconnected supply chains. This technology aids with the execution of transportation, measurement and ongoing planning and is a necessity of contemporary logistics operations.
What should the ideal TMS software contain? Read about four of the most important TMS functionalities and why you should keep them in mind when selecting your next logistics solution.
April 11, 2017
As a business leader, one of the more pressing questions you may have about your logistics is how to get the most out of the resources you allocate to managing your supply chain. A transportation management system (TMS) would be the answer: updated and customizable technology that links all supply chain functions to add value to the entire operation and provide you with full visibility. If you’re not happy with the way you currently handle things – if you see gaps in shipping processes or auditing that desperately need improvement – your best bet is to outsource logistics management by partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that brings with it a modern TMS.
Start your search by reversing your expectations of 3PLs; there are 3PLs out there that tout more than just cost savings as a service of significance. Form a relationship with a trusted 3PL that reduces and removes encumbering tasks and improves overall processes in addition to saving your business valuable time and money.
April 3, 2017
Translogistics, Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 CP3 Awards (Certified Provider Partner Program). The CP3 Awards recognize transportation service providers for consistent high performance, exemplary on-time service, and strong, collaborative relationships. This year, 5 transportation service providers were selected in the categories of National and Regional less-than-truckload (LTL), and Truckload (TL) Asset, Broker, and Regional Carrier of the Year.
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