Translogistics Blog

Identify and Solve Your Biggest Logistics Challenges

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.

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Why 3PLs Need Transparency and Visibility Today

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.

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The importance of proper packaging with carrier dimensionalizers

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:

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Logistics Partnership with Open Visibility, Guaranteed!

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.

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The Value of a Customer Specific Transportation Program

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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The Importance of a Workflow Audit

August 31, 2017

One of the areas that a 3PL can set itself apart from the competition is by performing a thorough workflow audit before bringing a new account online. A workflow audit is a review of the daily logistics processes performed by your company. It’s an attempt to take a snapshot from each department’s prospective of the shipping processes and how they are impacted.

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Are You Prepared to Handle Out-of-the-Ordinary Freight Audits?

August 24, 2017

At first, you may think auditing freight bills is as easy as comparing a quote or comparing the contracted rate to the actual freight bill.  If the information is correct, no further work is needed.  If the bill is incorrect, notify the carrier and get it fixed. 

While this very generalized scenario may work in most cases, there are instances where it takes an experienced professional to resolve those “out of the ordinary” situations. 

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4 Ways a 3PL can give you the Competitive Advantage

August 17, 2017

In the complex world of logistics, inefficiencies mean higher costs.  A fully managed logistics solutions provider (LSP) will identify and correct these inefficiencies, which in turn helps to lower costs.   Logistics management companies are experts in the industry and stay up to date with the latest in technology, manufacturing, and logistics.  They also supply advanced transportation management software (TMS) as the backbone and window of visibility to all areas of your logistics management process.

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Is Your Supply Chain Allowing You to Make Continuous Improvements?

August 10, 2017

 A continual improvement process (CIP), according to Wikipedia, “is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, or processes.”  While this is the goal for any manufacturing company, many leaders in their organization struggle when it comes to CIP in their supply chain.  With so many moving parts of logistics, it may seem like an impossible or daunting task.  

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Advantages of Using a Fully Managed Logistics Solutions Provider vs buying a TMS

August 3, 2017

Only 35% of companies utilize a Transportation Management System (TMS) to manage their freight activities.  This is a surprisingly low percentage rate considering the obvious and frequently published benefits that can be realized by fully adopting a good TMS. 

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About Our Blog

For the latest insights, tips and commentary surrounding the logistics industry, look no further. Our blog aims to provide valuable information for anyone interested in best practices, helpful information and insightful observations related to the rapid-moving world of transportation logistics management. Herein you’ll find exclusive thoughts from the award-winning team at Translogistics covering anything and everything related to your transportation logistics processes and plans. Interested in our thoughts on a specific topic? We want to hear from you! Email us at marketing@translogisticsinc.com.

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