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How TMS Software can Benefit Retail Companies

One thing that all retail businesses benefit from is finding creative ways of optimizing their supply chain. One of the fastest and most efficient ways of achieving this goal is with the help of software built for this sole purpose. A well-built Transportation Management System (TMS) can help companies find the right carriers, balance loads, […]

Date: May 16, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Shipping | Software | Supply Chain

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Is There a Contamination Problem in the Food Supply Chain?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make it possible for you to bring dinner home every night? What shipping process does your perfectly ripened tomato go through before it finally reaches your local market? How do some of your favorite imported foods and beverages arrive without going bad? Well, this is all made […]

Date: May 15, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Safety | Shipping | Supply Chain

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Understanding the Hurdles of Temperature-Controlled Shipping

Did you know that the cold supply chain accounts for more than 20% of all freight shipments across the United States each year? But, these types of shipments are also some of the most complex and fiercely regulated. Perishable foods and several life-saving medications are the most common goods to make their way through a […]

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

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The Surefire Way to Find the Best Freight Forwarding Company

  Inventory, loading, unloading, scheduling carriers and tons of paperwork. These are all things that businesses contend with on a daily basis if they ship product to customers or partners. And guess what? It just isn’t all that fun, it can be time-consuming, and if not done properly, it can result in significant monetary losses […]

Date: May 14, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Shipping | Supply Chain

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The Power of the Pool Distribution Model

For anyone looking to reduce delivery costs and improve transit times, the pool distribution model is one of the most practical solutions around. In a nutshell, pool distribution is when freight from multiple sources in one area are shipped out together on a truck to be delivered at various stops along the way. Think of […]

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

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Here are the 2 Best Practices for Shipping to Mexico

The spring season always introduces new opportunities for growth and opportunity. This is also the time of year when shipments from the US bound for Mexico reaches a peak. It is often assumed that shipping to Mexico is a task filled with copious paperwork, frustrating tariffs, and more hassle than it is beneficial. And yes, […]

Date: May 13, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Shipping | Supply Chain

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Tips for Reducing Problems During a Heavy Haul Shipment

A majority of shipping mistakes are due to nothing more than improper planning. Last-minute delivery updates, fulfillment delays, and routing issues are the things that far too many shipping nightmares are made of.  And you can go ahead and double that number when it comes to heavy haul shipping! If you’ve never had to use this […]

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

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How Dynamic Routing Software Benefits Local Delivery Services

Your customers want their packages to arrive quickly and undamaged. Fulfilling this demand is just a normal part of the business. Sadly, this part often feels more like a constant struggle than growth for many local businesses. However, all it takes is just a small amount of research and prep work to achieve this goal. […]

Date: May 11, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Is Less Than Truckload Shipping Worth the Hassle?

Have you heard the rumor that less than truckload shipping is a waste of time, resources, and money? Well, based on Google search queries, it appears you’re not alone. In fact, among the top search results about LTL shipping is whether or not it’s worth the hassle. These types of questions are the byproduct of […]

Date: May 10, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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The Role of Third Party Logistics in the Supply Chain

What Role Does Third Party Logistics Play in the Supply Chain? Supply chain management is all-encompassing, it isn’t just about the transportation, procurement, or storage of goods. It actually covers the entirety of the operation. Everything from manufacturing right down to the last-mile delivery falls well within the domain of supply chain management. Needless to […]

Date: May 9, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Not Sure How to Find the Best FTL Broker? Let us Help!

Moving freight via full truckload can be a challenging task, to say the least. This is true even for the most experienced shippers. With the rapid increase in FTL shipping rates, and a steady flow of new technology to integrate, an experienced FTL broker in your corner significantly reduces the stress. And that’s not to […]

Date: May 8, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Full Truckload | Supply Chain

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Tips for Completing a Great RFP

There’s not a lot that gets you more excited than an email from a customer asking you to complete an RFP – or a request for pricing/proposal. This means that they have business to give and they’re considering giving it to you, which could mean big bucks for you and your company. The thing about […]

Date: May 6, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Freight Audit and Pay | Supply Chain

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Tips for Navigating Problems with FTL Shipping

Contrary to popular belief, volume does not fix every problem. Nor does that change when talking about things like Full Truckload versus Less Than Truckload shipping methods. While full truckload (FTL) shipping is much cheaper and more efficient, it features its own shortcomings. As a matter of fact, there are a few FTL problems that […]

Date: Author: Matt Curoe Category: Full Truckload | Shipping | Supply Chain

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Breaking Down the Top 3 Benefits of Multimodal Shipping

In the shipping world, not all shipments or shipping methods are created equally. There are some shipping operations that simply demand a little more effort. A great example of this is the shipping of products from the continental US to a location somewhere overseas. Even experienced shippers tend to get tripped up by this concept […]

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

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What is a CMS Platform and how Does it Benefit the Supply Chain?

What is a Carrier Management System? A carrier management system (CMS) is a subset of cloud-based TMS systems. More specifically, it is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that allows users to manage the entirety of the carrier process from a centralized dashboard. From selecting the carrier that meets all their needs to negotiating […]

Date: May 2, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Reporting | Software | Supply Chain

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Need Help Choosing the Best Cloud-Based TMS?

If you’ve read our article on 3 reasons shippers use TMS automation, then you are at least familiar with what a transportation management system is. Today, we are going to rehash that topic. But this time around, instead of discussing the benefits of implementing a TMS, I am going to give you a few pointers […]

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

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Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts in the Logistics Industry

What Is Corporate Social Responsibility? Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR as it is more commonly referred, is an important philosophy and operating standard to follow. And it is duly important for corporations who work directly with the public. Sadly, this concept is one of the more overlooked. And if you ask people if they know […]

Date: April 29, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Supply Chain

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What is a TMS System? How is it Beneficial for Shippers?

  The movement of freight through the supply chain is simplified with technology. One of the latest trends for shippers from retailers to manufacturers is the introduction of Transportation Management Systems (TMS). A TMS is a sub-software solution of supply chain management systems. It has a direct focus on shipment planning, optimization, and execution. It […]

Date: April 28, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Increase Your Order Picking Speeds in 5 Easy Steps

Did you know that you can increase your overall warehouse productivity by simply focusing on your order picking speeds? Often times, basic logistics principles are overlooked in favor of focusing attention on more prominent roles in the supply chain. While trying to improve things like OTR and LTL shipping speeds is certainly important, it isn’t […]

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

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3 Best Practices to Improve Intermodal Shipping

The supply chain is a complicated and sometimes frustrating industry for shippers to navigate. With the multiple transportation options from LTL to parcel and just as many modes to consider, many shippers need help with determining which shipping method works best for their applications. The truth is that there is no such thing as a […]

Date: Author: Matt Curoe Category: Supply Chain

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Why Should You Use a Carrier Management System?

We all tend to roll our eyes when we hear the phrase “the good old days”. There is a culture shift happening right now, and it is one that is significantly impacting our daily lives. However, it has also changed the way we do business. Not too long ago, logistics operations majorly relied on paper […]

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

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Here are the 5 Best Heavy Haul Shipment Practices

One of the most complex and time-consuming types of shipments is that of heavy haul. If you are unfamiliar with this term, let us shed some light on it for you. The term “heavy haul” simply refers to the shipment of an item that is larger than normal and requires special equipment, such as a […]

Date: April 27, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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Tips for Handling a General Rate Increase

There are a few realities that the logistics industry must deal with in the months of April and May. One issue that often goes overlooked is the General Rate Increase (GRI). These rate increases usually tend to show up in the fall season. And while we’re still a while away from the Fall season, it’s […]

Date: April 26, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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When A Cold Supply Chain Becomes Problematic

In a perfect world, every shipping container would arrive on time. There would never be problems with invoices, and temperature-controlled freight deliveries would thrive without issues. But we don’t live in that perfect world, do we? The fact is, a cold supply chain has a litany of hurdles that can make things go south rather […]

Date: April 24, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Supply Chain

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Network Optimization: How 3PLs Achieve Perfection

Companies work hard to streamline their processes to ensure that every phase of shipping is as efficient as possible. One way that some manufacturers stay ahead of competitors is through network optimization.  Network optimization is the process of reviewing all steps, tools, phases, resources, procedures, and partners involved in the daily operations of a business. […]

Date: April 21, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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How Does Predictive Analytics Technology Improve Logistics?  

We’ve all, at some point in our life had a dream that we could accurately predict the future. From picking the right team during the Super Bowl to winning this weeks Powerball drawing, the ability to foresee future events is a life changer. But what would you say if I told you that technology is […]

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

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The Benefits of Integrated Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is one of the more fundamental concepts within the big, wide world of logistics. This term simply refers to the management and flow of goods from the point of order to the point of delivery. In order to run a successful operation, products and goods must be monitored throughout each step of […]

Date: April 20, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Supply Chain

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Uberization: An Increase in Dynamic Routing Capabilities

The American Trucking Association (ATA) reports that nearly 70% of the freight moved in the country each year is carried by trucks. Additionally, freight trucking average annual gross revenue surpasses $700 billion each year. Although these figures may appear promising at first, there are some hidden, and disturbing details. The trucking industry in the U.S. […]

Date: April 19, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Digital Supply Chain Conversion: Pros & Cons

There is a considerable push throughout the supply chain to integrate more automation into the workflow. This includes everything from installing robotic equipment such as cobots to streamlining order fulfillment through automated and cloud-based platforms. Shippers from all around the globe are always finding more creative ways of digitizing the movement of their freight. Companies […]

Date: April 18, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Taking the Guess Work Out of Picking Route Optimization Software

Optimizing business operations is the name of the game in the supply chain. Whether it’s finding creative ways of reducing expenses, improving customer service, or ensuring on-time deliveries, shippers are more concerned than ever on optimizing the efficiency of their supply chain. One of the best tools used to accomplish this task is route optimization […]

Date: April 17, 2019 Author: Matt Curoe Category: Software | Technology

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