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How Dynamic Routing Helps Delivery Companies Avoid Extinction

Dinosaurs didn’t fare too well once that big comet hit Earth. Interestingly enough, however, shipping companies that don’t evolve to meet the growing needs of their customers face a similar extinction. Today’s customer demands information now, updated quickly, and data accessible from any location, using any device. When it comes to planning an efficient shipping […]

Date: April 14, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Going Digital – The Future of the Supply Chain Looks Bright

The term digital supply chain has a few different meanings… which are primarily based on who you ask. In some cases, the digital supply chain relates to the movement of digital commodities. These goods include such things as online media, digital files, or products that customers download from the internet. However, in the logistics world, […]

Date: April 13, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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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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Top 3 Benefits of Predictive Analytics

Whether you’re receiving updates on inbound materials, managing inventory control levels, or trying to gauge your customer needs, the more data, the better. But what if that data allowed you to see into the future? Believe it or not, this has become a reality with predictive analytics.  Distributors, retailers, manufacturers, and others who depend on […]

Date: Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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A Few Tips for Temperature Controlled Shipping

When you need to transport temperature-sensitive items such as perishable food items or medications, not just any carrier will do. You need a carrier that specializes in something called temperature controlled shipping. If you are unfamiliar with this mode of shipping, you probably have some questions. You might be wondering just what exactly is temperature […]

Date: April 11, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Supply Chain

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Understanding the Facts About Shipping Optimization Software

In today’s competitive business landscape, finding ways to optimize shipping has quickly become a must-do item. And year by year, the tools to achieve that goal just keep getting better and better. One of those tools is shipping optimization software. Whether the goal is to reduce the amount of money spent on expenses, reducing the […]

Date: April 10, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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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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How TMS Solutions Simplify Logistics

Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again… and expecting different results. We all understand that the world of logistics is a complex beast at times. However, there are new technology solutions always on the rise that aim to simplify the process of moving freight from […]

Date: April 7, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Forklift Safety is Absolutely Crucial!

Every year in the United States, there are more than 100,000 forklift-related accidents. According to statistics provided by OSHA, 34% of these accidents lead to an injury. Out of that, about 100 workers per year are fatally injured due to a forklift accident. While forklifts appear to be straightforward machines to operate, they can be quite tricky […]

Date: Author: Matt Curoe Category: Safety | Supply Chain

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Increase Cross Dock Efficiency With These 5 Tips

Cross dock is a term that refers to the method of taking freight from one inbound truck and directly placing it on the outbound carrier.  Instead of stocking the goods, they just keep moving right there on the spot. This reduction in storage times saves time and valuable real estate space. Although cross dock services […]

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

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FTL Versus LTL: Which One Should You Choose?

When it’s time to ship products out to your customers, you have several shipping options. And since there are so many options to choose from, it can seem like an overwhelmingly complex decision, with an equally complex process behind it. The truth is… it’s actually a really simple process, and you only have to make […]

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

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Want to Save Money on Shipping? Try Consolidated Freight

Shipping goods as consolidated freight is one of the best ways that shippers can start saving money as soon as the very next shipment leaves the warehouse floor. Consolidated shipping is the method of taking LTL shipments from multiple shippers, and shipping them all together in one full container as a full truckload. By doing […]

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

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Parcel Analysis: Hidden Data and its Benefits

As businesses begin to grow and scale, collecting and analyzing every piece of data becomes more and more critical. While the collection of ‘big data’ is nothing new, believe it or not, most logistics managers are not utilizing it to its fullest potential… if at all. Most of them are actually aware of the need […]

Date: Author: Matt Curoe Category: Reporting | Supply Chain | Technology

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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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Pool Distribution Might be the Key to Reducing Transit Times

Pool distribution has become a popular way for shippers to deal with the trucking crisis and reduce delivery costs and transit times. Pooling uses a network of logistics providers and services to speed up deliveries and lower costs for shippers and retailers. Pooling offers the speed of FTL or parcel at the lower cost of […]

Date: Author: Matt Curoe Category: 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 Temperature Controlled Shipping?

Temperature controlled shipping refers to the transportation goods of that must be kept at a certain temperature from the moment it leaves your facility until it arrives at your customer’s door. Some of these items include things such as fresh produce, perishable foods, and even certain types of life-saving medications that need to be kept […]

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

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How Does Warehousing Benefit Your Shipping Process?

Warehousing can be one of the most beneficial things that you do for your company since you installed that shiny, new TMS! A lot of companies are still struggling with how best to manage all of that inventory. About half of them are learning that freeing up some real estate space is not as easy […]

Date: March 30, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Supply Chain

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5 Tips for a Stress-Free Heavy Haul Shipping Experience

Heavy Haul is a term that is used to describe any shipment that is larger than most standard loads. We aren’t talking just a few pallets of goods, either. We are talking about massively sized freight, like spools of pipeline and industrial machinery for large construction projects. Generally speaking, a heavy haul is any load […]

Date: March 29, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: 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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Visibility in the Supply Chain is More Crucial Than You Realize

This year is going to be a bit of a difficult one for the logistics industry as a whole. There are the revisions to the ELD Mandate, driver shortages, and even new tariffs in place. Needless to say, logistics managers already have a rather large set of tasks to perform and problems to fix. And […]

Date: March 27, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Getting to Know Flatbed Shipping

Flatbed shipping is a form of transportation for transporting freight that either cannot easily fit within a truck or freight that may prove to be difficult to load or unload from one dock to the next. Flatbeds are designed not only for providing an unconfined space for freight, but is also makes loading and unloading […]

Date: March 12, 2019 Author: Kathleen Guntor Category: Supply Chain

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Outlining the Complexity of Temperature Controlled Shipping

Temperature controlled shipping has come a long way over the past 100 years. What once consisted of stuffing a container full of ice blocks to move meat from the stockyards of Chicago has transformed into a highly complex system of advanced technology. While those early days kept food from spoiling, the modern cold supply chain […]

Date: March 6, 2019 Author: Kathleen Guntor Category: Supply Chain

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How Route Optimizations Help Reduce Freight Costs for Shippers

As operational costs rise, costs of goods increase, and fewer drivers continue to drive shipping rates north of affordable, therefore shippers are actively seeking creative ways of reducing their controllable expenses. While many companies consider shipping a non-controllable, the truth is that route optimization is one of the best ways of controlling your costs of […]

Date: Author: Kathleen Guntor Category: Supply Chain

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An Introduction to Intermodal Shipping

Sometimes – a single routed shipment is just not enough. For those situations that require multiple modes of transportation, whether due to needs or economic purposes, many shippers utilize intermodal shipping. Intermodal transportation is the process of using more than one shipping source to move freight that is stored in a container. While there are […]

Date: February 21, 2019 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Supply Chain

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Enterprise TMS – The New Kid on the Supply Chain Optimization Block

Planning, tracking, and analyzing freight movement is much easier with technology. Since the invention of the supply chain, shippers and those moving freight have searched high and low for ways to improve the transportation of commodities. Today’s shippers depend on technological solutions to connect with carriers, plan and track their shipments, and even generate reports […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Exploring the Technology that Improves Last Mile White Glove Delivery

Consumers of eCommerce or retail items demand instant notification and quicker delivery of their products. Living proof of this statement is Amazon.com – who continually revolutionizes the concept of last-mile white glove delivery services. While there are several old-school customer service attributes that a company can integrate to provide quicker, more efficient deliveries, the truth […]

Date: February 20, 2019 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Supply Chain | Technology

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