2017 State Of The North American Supply Chain Survey

11/14/16 4:14 PM

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Topics: Supply Chain

Five Retail Supply Chain Practices For Preparing For the Holidays

9/30/16 2:52 PM

We're in the homestretch of 2016, and that can mean only one thing for retailers: the holiday season is about to begin! Undoubtedly one of the busiest times of the year, retail shippers have a lot on their plates to deal with.

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Topics: Shipping Tips, Supply Chain, Retail

What Your Supply Chain Can Learn From The 1992 Olympic Dream Team

8/10/16 2:18 PM

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly 25 years since the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team took the Barcelona games by storm in 1992. Nicknamed the "Dream Team," this group of athletic superstars, which featured the likes of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen and Charles Barkley, crushed their competitors by an average of 44 points.

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Topics: Supply Chain

Shipping Through The Panama Canal: 3 Tips To Leverage The Expansion

6/14/16 7:31 AM

Nearly a decade after the initial groundbreaking, the Panama Canal's expansion of a third set of locks is set to open to container ships (and specifically mega-ships) on June 26th. 

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Topics: International, PortSide, Industry News, Supply Chain

E-Commerce Sales Continue Year Over Year Growth in 2015

6/10/16 8:00 AM

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, online sales in the U.S. totaled $341.7 billion, a 14.6% increase over 2014!

With web sales continuing to grow on an annual basis, more online business owners are looking to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of their e-commerce supply chains.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Retail, Infographic

5 Ways A Warehouse Management System Can Improve Your Supply Chain

6/1/16 7:50 AM

What is a warehouse management system?

In recent years, you've probably heard or read aboutwarehouse management systems (WMS) in trade magazines and online. So what are they and how do they work?

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Topics: Supply Chain, Warehousing, Technology, Warehouse Management System

Imports Through East Coast Ports Hit 7.9 million TEU in 2015

3/14/16 7:51 AM

According to the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), imports through East Coast ports in the United States reached 7.9 million TEU of loaded containers in 2015—an astounding 12.6% increase from 2014.

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Topics: International, PortSide, Supply Chain, Infographic

How The Power Of One Helps Drive Fishers Finery To Retail Success

3/1/16 1:16 PM

Customer Testimonial: Supply Chain Success In The Retail World

Craig Barnell, General Manager of Connecticut-based Fishers Finery, utilizes the services of Averitt Express on many different levels. From importing to warehousing and delivery, "The Power of One" gives Barnell the peace of mind that comes from the knowledge that he has: One Contact. One Invoice. One Partner.

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Topics: Video Testimonial, PortSide, Customer Testimonials and Recognition, Supply Chain, Retail, Importing

Fixing the Supply Chain Model

1/4/16 7:00 AM


The 2014/2015 West Coast port labor disruptions pushed importers and transportation/supply chain providers to work hard on fixing what had become a broken model, says Charlie McGee, Averitt's Vice President, International Solutions.

He spoke to JOC.com's Alessandra Barrett at the 2015 JOC Inland Distribution Conference about risk tolerance and expectations for 2016.

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Topics: PortSide, Supply Chain, Importing

Learn to strengthen your import and export transportation model with A free supply chain white paper

11/30/15 7:30 AM


When it comes to the volatile world of international supply chains, shippers have to be able to make the right decisions at the right times. And in recent years, American importers and exporters have come to learn that is often better to operate with a proactive (rather than reactive) approach to inland transportation that begins or ends with a port. 

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Topics: International, PortSide, Shipping Tips, Supply Chain