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What is Supply Chain Network Optimization?  

To complete any task efficiently, you must first have the right tools for the right job. The supply chain is no different. In fact, those who facilitate the movement of freight depend upon technology and daily operations that are efficient and customized for their specific applications. This is where the idea of network optimization really […]

Date: April 12, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Asset-Based vs Brokerage Carriers – Which One is Better?

Making sure that products arrive undamaged and on time is the goal of every carrier. But with so many different types of carriers for you to choose from, the question you may find yourself struggling with is determining which type of carrier is going to be able to provide that for you. Today, we are going to […]

Date: April 8, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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3 Ways to Reduce Heavy Haul Shipping Headaches

Moving freight that is large, overweight, or bulky usually comes with some rather large hurdles. One of the most difficult freight movement segments for shippers to navigate is the heavy haul industry. Heavy haul shipping is the movement of unusually large loads that require special equipment and handling procedures. Due to its complexity, most shippers […]

Date: April 4, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Shipping Goods to Mexico Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

Shipping freight between Mexico and the U.S. seems like it should be a fairly easy task, right? Unfortunately, it is a rather in-depth process that involves a lot of documentation. Certain paperwork must be signed, and regulations must be understood and followed in accordance with federal law. It’s not an impossible task though, as there are […]

Date: April 2, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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4 Things You Need for Complete LTL Shipping Domination

Every company essentially has the same goal. They all dream of one day being able to completely dominate their industry. All business owners want to see their business make the climb to the top of the list. One of the ways that the best companies stay on top of that list is by managing an […]

Date: Author: Matt Curoe Category: 3PL | Automation | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Can Intermodal Shipping Really Improve Efficiency and Lower Costs?

What is intermodal shipping? Intermodal shipping uses multiple “modes” of transport in one shipment route. This typically includes several forms of trucks, railways, and ships to carry cargo across long distances in the most efficient way possible. For example, goods going from California to New York might be loaded on a railway to travel across […]

Date: April 1, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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What is a 3PL Service and How Can it Help Your Business?

3PL is short for third-party logistics and it is the key to keeping your supply chain processes running smoothly and efficiently. The term “third-party” simply refers to a company outside of your business that will manage the distribution and fulfillment of your company’s products. Nearly all of the Fortune 100 companies use 3PL services, and […]

Date: March 28, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Want to Know how to Choose the Best LTL Carrier?

Choosing the right LTL carrier can make your business shine in a way that puts you on the map. The ability to get your products out to customers faster than anyone else is nothing short of a blessing in this industry. And this blessing is something that a good LTL carrier can provide. But with […]

Date: Author: Matt Curoe Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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2019 New Year’s Resolutions for Manufacturers with Shipping

New Year’s resolutions are fine and dandy – but without an effective plan and realistic expectations, most of them fall short. Such is the case with navigating the complex LTL industry for many manufacturers. Whether your manufacturing company serves a global market or those in the same city or state as you, there are a […]

Date: January 9, 2019 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Top 3 Things To Consider When Choosing An LTL Freight Carrier

Less Than Truckload or LTL freight shipping can be a very viable and cost-effective way for smaller companies to ship out their products or other goods quickly when they don’t have a full truckload to send out. But LTL shipping is a bit different than what you may have come to grow accustomed to with […]

Date: December 28, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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LTL vs Parcel – How Manufacturers Determine Which is Best

There was a time when shipping was determined simply by the size of the package. If it was above 150 pounds, a manufacturer would send via LTL carriers and if it was under that threshold, parcel was the preferred method. However, as technology and customer-demand have changed, manufacturers these days are forced to pick the […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload

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How the General Rate Increase Impacts Shippers

There are several constants in shipping – the weather will always delay freight, volume is heavier during the holidays, and carriers will drop general rate increases on shippers at the most inopportune time. For shippers who have been involved in logistics for more than a year, the GRI or General Rate Increase is nothing new. […]

Date: December 20, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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How Shippers Can Reduce or Eliminate Accessorial Charges

Regardless of the size of your company, how much you ship, or the relationship you have with an LTL company, one constant all shippers can rely on are accessorial charges. These freight charges can unexpectedly show up on your freight invoice – and quite often will raise some eyebrows as to why the extra fee […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload

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How Retailers Can Benefit from Freight Invoice Auditing

The retail world has plenty of opportunities to make money. From controlling margins, cost-of-goods, to reducing overhead, and payroll, today’s retailer often makes hard choices to keep their businesses operating in the green. However, one item that most retailers consider a non-controllable expense are freight invoices. Truth be told, every day thousands of dollars of […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Reporting

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How Can 3rd Party Shipping Companies Help an eCommerce Business?

The eCommerce world has come a long way over the past decade. While it is assumed that anyone can set up a Shopify store and make a million dollars in a week selling sea turtle tea kettles, the truth is that eCommerce is not as simple as plug-and-play. Today’s savvy online shoppers demand efficiency, from […]

Date: December 19, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Reporting

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Five Ways Retailers Can Reduce Freight Damage

Shrink is the 6-letter word that no retailer loves to discuss. While most damage and loss of retail products can vary from theft, employee errors, or customers breaking products as they shop, a leading source of retail damage occurs before or shortly after it arrives on the receiving dock. Transporting freight is part of a […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Can 3rd Party Shipping Companies Help an eCommerce Business?

Today’s online shopper demands shipments to be fast, affordable, and consistent. To accomplish this task, many eCommerce businesses depend on the experience and professionalism of 3rd party shipping companies to help them meet the evolving demands of savvy online shoppers. Whether you operate a WooCommerce platform or utilize Shopify, Amazon or E-Bay as your store-front […]

Date: December 14, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Software | Technology

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Outlining the Pros and Cons of FOB Shipments

Shipping of commodities – especially internationally, doesn’t always go off without a hitch. Moving freight from international ports often requires multiple handling, different methods of transport, and in most cases, several stops before it reaches your point of delivery. With so many hands handling your commodities, and potential for damage, many responsible buyers opt to […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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How Do 3PL Freight Bill Audit Companies Simplify the Process?

Freight auditing is a complex process that involves multiple, individual steps. From receiving and categorizing all freight related invoices, reviewing the data, verifying pricing, then submitting payment, many shippers determine that accurate freight auditing is simply put – not cost effective. It is due to these reasons that many professional shippers reach out to 3PL’s […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay

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Why the Reefer LTL Market will Grow in 2019

The recent signing of the revised NAFTA agreement by President Donald Trump was a hidden gem for the reefer LTL industry. While there are several specifics that need to be fine-tuned and adjusted, the new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico will increase the export of US-based products that require temperature control. Beyond this new […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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3 Tips for Hiring the Best Third Party Shipping Companies

Navigating the complex supply chain is a difficult task – even for experienced operators. The changes in shipping regulations, increasing costs, and complexity of international logistics procedures often inspire shippers to search for the best third party shipping companies to help them with their logistics programs. There are several good 3PL’s out there – but […]

Date: December 12, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Transparency In The Logistics Space

The supply chains of today are under a lot more pressure than their predecessors. As new technologies emerge and operations get shipments out quicker every year, logistics operations have an ever-rising standard of service that they must strive to achieve if they want to keep growing. Because of this, quality control is becoming more vital […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Building Customer Loyalty In 3 Simple Steps

In the logistics space, networking is uber-important. In all honesty, it probably makes up almost half of what we do in this industry. From the customers that we serve to the partners that we choose to work with, building up long-lasting relationships is crucial in this line of work. And while we certainly don’t want […]

Date: December 6, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Benefits of Supply Chain Management

Business needs to work like a well-oiled machine. A machine usually has many moving parts that work together to achieve a common goal, or many goals, depending on the complexity of the design. A business that requires a supply chain must have the necessary components, so it can work properly. Moreover, the supply chain must […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Partnering with the Best Inbound Logistics Top 3PL Providers

Inbound logistics refers to the freight coming into your business and how those goods are transported, delivered to your business, and warehoused. Your inbound logistics team manage the relationships and processes between supplier/manufacturer. Outbound logistics means the same but refers to the goods leaving your business. The outbound logistics team will maintain the relationships and […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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3 Reasons Freight Bill Audit Companies Are Needed in Logistics

In a perfect world, every transaction would be completed ethically, without errors, and smooth as silk. Unfortunately, especially in the global supply chain, we don’t live in this utopian society of freight billing. In fact, the leading cause of lost revenue and payment mistakes is inaccurate information documented on freight bills. With so many companies […]

Date: November 27, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Reporting

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What is the Cubic Capacity Rule – and How Does It Impact Shippers?

If you’ve recently reviewed an LTL shipping invoice, and noticed a surcharge classified as “minimum cubic capacity rule” – don’t worry; you’re not alone. While shipping less than truckload (LTL) is convenient and can save money under certain situations, there are some rules that must be complied with to ensure accurate billing. One of them […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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5 Tips for Reducing Freight Costs for Manufacturers

With the cost of goods rising, resources and manufacturing supplies dwindling, and operational expenses blowing through the roof, finding creative ways of reducing costs is a daily struggle for any shipper. The struggle is real for manufacturers, who depend on the efficient flow of supplies and commodities. One way to reduce expenses and improve bottom-line […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Accessorials in LTL Shipping: What Business Owners Need to Know

Let’s start off by understanding what accessorials in LTL shipping are. LTL means “Less than truckload.” An accessorial in this context is referring to an added service that does not come standard with traditional LTL shipments. There are times where carriers can add accessorial fees to shipments where they were not necessary, which is why […]

Date: November 20, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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How To Do Inventory Management The Right Way

Keeping track of an ever-changing inventory can prove to be a difficult undertaking for most. There is so much to juggle, so much data to organize, so much to make sense of in a space in which that data may change wildly from minute to minute. Even the very best logistics manager in the field […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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