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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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How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

As I write this post, the area in around Houston, Texas is in a state of disarray and chaos. Hurricane Harvey has hit with such lethal force and destructive violence that it will take years before all of the damage is fully repaired. Houston is just under 1,000 miles and about a 15 hour drive …

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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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Six Advantages of Freight Consolidation

Freight consolidation takes the various shipping arrangements a business may engage in and pulls them into one system of dedicated 3rd party logistics. What is the benefit vs cost issues your business ought to consider in selecting a consolidation partner? Costs of LTL Shipments The per-mile cost of a truck are the same regardless of what is being …

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Solving Logistical Problems with Transload Operations

Often, companies experience unnecessary bottlenecks when moving raw materials and dry goods from one location to their final destination. This is especially true when goods are moved by rail or ocean. The logistics of unloading and delivering cargo from these modes of transport to the owner is most efficient when transload operations are used as a logistics …

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Global Intermodal Freight Transport: An Affordable Means of Exporting Products

In order to remain competitive in an increasingly global marketplace, manufacturers and distributors should consider expanding their scope into overseas markets. Some business owners shy away from international trade because the idea of shipping their products to a destination overseas can be intimidating and seem costly. Fortunately, global intermodal freight transport offers advantages that enable American suppliers …

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Three Things Logistics Companies Want You to Know

Unless you’re immersed in an industry, it is very difficult to grasp exactly what a company does, and how they can benefit your business. Such is the case with logistics companies. While you may realize they provide transportation services for shipping everything from consumer electronics to food to bulk materials, you may not realize some …

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Multi-Mode Transportation at Jacksonville Port

The Jacksonville Port has put special consideration into multi-mode transportation. Multi-mode transportation often includes shipping via ocean container and freight trucking. Many businesses already use multiple modes of transportation for their goods. The Jacksonville Port boasts some of the best connections in the South Atlantic including over 100 trucking and drayage firms operating around the port, easy …

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Look at Local Shuttle Service Between Ports and Warehouse

In our current economy, it is crucial to get a customer’s product in their hands as soon as possible. As a turnkey third party logistics partner, our local shuttle service between ports and warehouse has helped many customers get the items they want, when they want it. For businesses that are looking for a 3PL in the Florida and the …

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The Difference Between Cross-Docking and Warehousing

Many small businesses do not understand the difference between cross-docking services and warehousing and shipping. The goals of any shipping relationship are simple: to get a product from your business to a customer with minimum damage, cost and time. While traditional warehousing systems require that a distributor has stocks of product on hand to ship to your …

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