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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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Looking for Your Own Warehouse? A Contract Warehouse Could Be Your Answer

Ownership has advantages. However, for most growing businesses, the obligations associated with leasing or purchasing your own facility are more striking than the benefits. First, think of the nature of committing to a set number of square feet. As an owner and operator of dry and cold facilities, Commercial Warehousing has the advantage of being …

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5 Keys to Choosing a Public Warehouse

Every company with a supply chain employs some form a warehouse. These warehouses are generally owned by the company, operated by a third-party, or are a public warehouse. Choosing the right public warehouse ensures that the amount of supply chain interruptions are minimized. The following five factors are important factors to consider when looking for a public warehouse to …

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How Cold Does a Warehouse Have to Be to Keep Ice Cream

Moving food and other temperature-sensitive products from place to place always involves co-ordination, risk mitigation and often strategic cold warehousing along the cold chain. Some products are more fragile than others, but most perishable products are particularly averse to the freeze-thaw cycle. Bananas, for example, will keep in a mild cold temperature range but certainly must not …

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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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Can Your Beverage Company’s Distribution Keep up with Summer Demand?

Not much is better than an ice cold beverage on a hot summer afternoon. While it’s true that consumers are often brand loyal, they’re also looking for convenience. If your product is their favorite, they will purchase it on a regular basis. However, if they can’t find it readily, they may well try something else. Before …

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Choosing a Public Warehouse

While public warehouses are usually only used in the short-term, finding the correct one for your business is crucial. You must resist the temptation to think “Well, it’s only a public warehouse”, because neglecting critical analysis in your decision can cause disastrous results. So here are some of the most important factors to look at when …

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6 Reasons to Use a Food Grade Warehouse

Businesses that touch food and other perishables understand the issues facing storage, shipping, and handling of inventory in a food grade warehouse. Shelf-life for food grade materials varies in ways that no other industry faces. Handling systems have to take into account the many ways that different food products must be handled to provide the best …

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FTZ vs. Bonded Warehouse – The Benefits of Each

Logistics providers have to know the difference between FTZ and a bonded warehouse, and understand the benefits of each. No two clients are going to want the same thing, for the same needs, so it’s important to know the benefits of each one, so that each clients’ needs can be fulfilled accordingly. FTZ vs. Bonded Warehouse: …

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Providing More Than Just Dry Warehousing

Consumer goods and packaged food companies are perhaps the largest users of logistics services. These companies produce their goods all around the world and then have to ship them to locations around the world. In contrast to heavy machinery which have large yet infrequent shipping needs, or agriculture which has seasonal shipping needs, consumer goods …

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