Integrated Logistics Insights

Before You Choose a 3PL Provider, Ask These 10 Questions

Transportation Management
With the growing complexity of supply chains, the argument for outsourcing logistics has grown. More shippers are looking to 3PL providers as a valuable resource to reduce overall logistics costs, streamline processes and improve their customer...
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International Logistics: Managing the Challenges

Logistics Trends Transportation Management
Expansion is the name of the game in freight shipments. With the goal of building on their initial successes, businesses are always on the lookout for opportunities to expand their reach to a wider audience. While this sometimes comes in the form...
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LTL Freight Shipping: Navigating Classification

Transportation Management
Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping was once thought of as a temporary fix for instances when full truckloads were unavailable. But in recent years, this mode of shipment has evolved from an ad hoc service to an integral part of the supply...
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Changes Supply Chain Consulting Firms Help You Navigate

Logistics Trends Transportation Management
Supply chain performance is a driving factor in the financial health of a business. In fact, 79% of companies with high-performing supply chains achieve more revenue growth than what’s average for their industry, according to a 2014 Deloitte...
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Why 3PL Providers Need An Accessible IT Department

Transportation Management Logistics Technologies
Shippers recently weighed in on their relationships with 3PL providers in the 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study. Amongst many other factors, the study offered a deeper insight into how IT departments fit into this equation.
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The Value of Carrier Connectivity in Freight Management Software

Transportation Management
When in the market for a freight management software, a variety of questions about a solution’s functionality and capabilities are bound to come up. Does it allow my team to easily create and track shipments? Is shipping documentation stored for...
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How a 3PL Provider Can Expand Your Market Presence

Transportation Management
According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, around 49 million tons of goods with a value over $53 billion are shipped daily throughout the country via multiple transportation modes. Over the next three decades, the amount of...
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Why Freight Shipping Quotes Don't Tell the Whole Story

Revenue Management Transportation Management
Requesting freight shipping quotes is a daily task in the logistics management world. No matter the type of shipment—whether international or domestic, LTL or truckload—these quotes are looked to as a guide for how much each shipment will...
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Supply Chain Consulting Vs. Software: Do You Need Both?

Transportation Management Logistics Technologies
Businesses with optimal supply chains are set up to achieve success. With a 15 percent decrease in supply chain costs, fewer than 50 percent of inventory holdings and cash-to-cash cycles that are a minimum of three times faster—as a 2014 PwC...
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The Value of a 3PL Provider

Revenue Management Transportation Management
Managing day-to-day transportation services is a challenging task. While internal teams provide some degree of support, organizations often require additional resources to effectively manage their supply chain. This need has become more prevalent...
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A Transportation Management System that Reduces Costs

Transportation Management
Transportation management systems (TMS) are a crucial piece of the logistics puzzle. By swapping in automated processes for manual efforts, these platforms help streamline transportation operations and deliver cost savings. In fact, according to...
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