This Is The True Hero of Your Supply Chain

9/6/17 7:56 PM
 

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Your Hero, the driver

"They're the heroes your supply chain deserves, they're the ones you can count on. So they'll keep driving. Because they can handle the job - they're everyone's heroes. They're professionals, watchful protectors of your freight. Your drivers..."

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Topics: Drivers

Supply Chain Superbowl: What's In Your Playbook?

9/1/17 8:46 AM

Football season is officially underway in the U.S., which means team colors are flying proudly around the nation and grills are pumping out burgers and brats at a dizzying pace.

And as we root for our favorite college and pro teams to make it to the championships this season, we can also take pages from the grid iron playbooks and apply them to our own supply chain practices. 

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Topics: Supply Chain

2017 Solar Eclipse: Tips For Safe Driving And Supply Chain Impact

8/7/17 7:56 AM

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

For many people in the U.S., the 2017 solar eclipse will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Solar eclipses occur regularly around the globe, but what makes this year's event significant is that it is the first time since 1918 that the path of a solar eclipse has spanned across the entire U.S.

The event, which will occur on August 21st, is expected to draw thousands of visitors from across North America and around the world to the U.S. 

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4 Tips To Streamline An Import-Based Supply Chain

7/28/17 8:25 AM

Even for seasoned logistics veterans, it can become easy to accept long transit times, frequent delays and costly expedited service upgrades as the status quo of managing an import-based supply chain. However, improvements to supply chain technology and new services are enabling many businesses to experience higher levels of predictability and efficiency with their imports than ever before. 

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Topics: International, Supply Chain, Importing, E-Commerce

When Hurricane Season And Dangerous Weather Threaten Your Supply Chain

6/23/17 8:44 AM

Depending on where you live, there are certain times of the year when bad weather is more likely to impact your supply chain. From hurricane season along the coasts to potential tornadoes inland, Mother Nature can quickly jeopardize your day-to-day operations. While you can't control the weather, there are a few precautions you can take to minimize its effects on your supply chain.

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Topics: Shipping Tips, Expedited

Shipper Focus: Frios Excels With Innovative LTL Cold Chain Solution

6/14/17 7:50 AM
 
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Topics: Distribution, Supply Chain, temperature-controlled, less-than-truckload, Cold Chain

The Weighing Costs That Congestion Has On Your Supply Chain

5/26/17 12:41 PM

The American Transportation Research Institute recently published a new report titled "Cost of Congestion to the Trucking Industry: 2017 Update. According to the group's findings, traffic congestion throughout the United States resulted in a staggering cost of $63.4 billion to the transportation industry in 2015 due to lost productivity. The majority of the costs associated with congestion occurred in metropolitan areas.

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Topics: Shipping Tips, Supply Chain

Pool Distribution: Cutting Costs And Time In The Long Haul

5/15/17 9:31 AM

When you ship in volume, using less-than-truckload (LTL) for distribution is generally the most cost-effective solution for regional and short haul transportation. However, if your freight is moving a long distance, such as from the West Coast to locations across the country, the cost of moving multiple less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments can quickly add up.

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Topics: Intermodal, Distribution, Supply Chain, less-than-truckload, Truckload

3 Best Practices To Avoid Cargo Customs Clearance Disasters

4/24/17 10:02 AM

The challenges of importing and exporting can be complex and tedious. And while shippers and their logistics partners work hard together to create a seamless process for moving cargo over the ocean or across borders, the biggest risks often involve paperwork. To help avoid unneccesary cargo customs clearance delays and disasters as a result of paperwork, keep these three best practices in mind.

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Topics: International, Importing, exporting, Mexico, Canada

The Rigors Of Freight In Transit [video]

4/11/17 10:47 AM

When your freight is tendered into the care of your driver, the carrier does all that it can to ensure that it arrives to its destination on time, on target, and intact. To succeed, there are steps that both the carrier and the shipper can take to ensure that your freight moves without unnecessary delay or damage, including: the proper completion of the bill of lading, addressing and handling labels, as well as proper packaging.

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Topics: Shipping Tips

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