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LTL vs. TL Freight Shipping Service

Less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (TL or FTL) are two terms that businesses should become very familiar with if handling the storage and shipment of products. Both transportation options have positive points and should be considered on a per-business or per-case basis. It is always advised to speak with a trusted company in …

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What Is a Contract Warehouse and How Is It Beneficial?

There are a variety of warehousing options available to businesses of all sizes. Some companies choose to build and maintain their own spaces while others opt for a leased space. One of the most popular options is a contract warehouse space. Some benefits include: lower costs lower capital investment guaranteed periods of service and reliability …

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What is a Landbridge?

Though transportation services seem simple, there is a lot involved in getting things from point A to point B as quickly, efficiently and affordably as possible! In intermodal shipping, typically a containerized shipment will travel by ocean for part of its journey, and then over land to reach its destination. The part of the trip via land is what …

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The Difference Between Cross-Docking and Warehousing

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Your Supply Chain as a Strategic Advantage

Wait. What? Did you say, “Your SUPPLY CHAIN as a strategic advantage?” Yes! I did! And enough with the giggles and smirks, please.   I know what you’re thinking. “Gee… When I think of strategic advantages, I think of things like”: • Product design • Quality • Low Cost • Location Etc.   And you’re …

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Thanksgiving is a Great Time to thank your 3PL Provider

Turkey, football, apple pie …3PL provider? No, we’re not playing “one of these things is not like the other(s).”   And if we were, the answer would be __________.   Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War as a day to give “Thanksgiving and Praise to our …

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Accurate Inventory – The Holy Grail of Warehousing

When last we met, we discussed some keys to reducing inventory costs. We talked about 6 of them and how to implement them, though we also pointed out that there were quite a few more. Another way to lower inventory costs is to insure our inventory counts are correct. OK, when you stop laughing, give …

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6 Ideas to Reduce Inventory Costs

Let’s face it. Doing business today is getting more and more difficult. Depending on the industry you’re in, you face a bunch of challenges:   Regulatory or government Employment issues Staff alignment and training Health care Costs And MANY more!   All of these issues lead to higher costs in one way or another. For …

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Why Climate Controlled Warehousing May be Right for Your Product

And no, it’s not as easy as – I have frozen or refrigerated freight, therefore – I need to keep it frozen or refrigerated! That’s way too easy for a smart, talented group of readers like you. Before I get into some of the reasons you may need a climate controlled warehouse, I’ll tell you …

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5 Ways to optimize your 3PL relationship

Yes, there are more than 5 ways to optimize your 3PL relationship, but these are right up there as most important. The more I thought about writing this article, the more I thought 3PL optimization has a lot in common with marriage! In fact, I almost called it, “How Optimizing Your 3PL Relationship is Like …

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