What is OTR Transportation?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Apr 9, 2020 4:45:00 PM

Commercial enterprises sometimes encounter the abbreviation "OTR" transportation. This expression usually refers to the "over the road" movement of goods through the chain of commerce. In its broadest sense, it typically designates transportation using exclusively trucks or tractor trailer rigs. Over the road transport contrasts with intermodal transportation, in which a shipper conveys freight to its destination using a combination of modalities, e.g. both trucks and rail.

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Why Supply Chains Are Vital

Posted by Port City Logistics on Mar 30, 2020 4:45:00 PM

You’ve seen it firsthand in the grocery stores, the hospitals, and drugstores in the last few weeks. Items such as toilet paper, surgical masks, sanitizer, soap, and other hygiene items fly off the shelves before you can even find them. Now, it seems like supply chains have become vastly more important than the general public once saw. Supply chains know the best options to get the cheapest, best, and highest quantity of a product possible. In this article, Port City Logistics wants to highlight why supply chains are vital more than ever before.

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency

How a 3PL Benefits Your Business

Posted by Port City Logistics on Mar 25, 2020 4:45:00 PM

A 3PL (also known as third-party logistics) is a way to outsource various aspects of your business's supply management such as warehousing, inventory management, transportation, and order fulfillment. Partnering with a 3PL allows your company to focus on other parts of running the business, all while the 3PL handles the difficult parts of storing and moving your products. A 3PL provider can help your company manage fluctuations in demand, test new markets, and control inventory among other logistics services. In this article, we'll highlight how a 3PL benefits your business.

 

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL)

How Supply Chain Inefficiency Hurts Your Business

Posted by Port City Logistics on Mar 11, 2020 5:00:00 PM

In an eCommerce driven marketplace, the customer sets high expectations on every detail. Information drives our modern economy. Customers want to know when and how their shipments will arrive. If it’s early, the customer is happy. If it’s a moment late, the customer becomes frustrated. Even the smallest hiccups can cause a customer to opt for a competitor. In these moments, a business’s supply chain becomes vital. This article will inform you of why you must keep an efficient supply chain and how supply chain inefficiency hurts your business.

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency

How U.S. Customs Service Works

Posted by Port City Logistics on Feb 24, 2020 3:49:32 PM

Because of the numerous layers of regulations, most companies shipping orders to and from the United States prefer to hire licensed customs brokers. These firms offer assistance complying with extensive legal and regulatory requirements at Ports of Entry. They typically possess the resources required to process a high volume of freight quickly and efficiently. This article will explain how U.S. customs service works. 

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Topics: Single Source Logistics

Five Reasons to Review Your Trade Compliance

Posted by Port City Logistics on Feb 15, 2020 3:30:00 PM

Businesses frequently conduct extensive international shipping. The growth of global eCommerce contributes to the rise of import and export trade volumes in many places. Along with this trend, the number and complexity of the laws governing this commercial activity massively grew.

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What is Lean Logistics?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Feb 6, 2020 8:30:00 AM

As society focuses on waste control and effective quality control elements, the idea of a “lean” supply chain is a major talking point in nearly every sector of business. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency

How Logistics Companies Work

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Imagine a time you’ve ordered a package by mail. No matter where in the world that item was, it made it to your mailbox or doorstep without a hitch. In logistics, these countless moving parts are all part of a massive plan to move your goods from one part of the world to the other. These routines provide seamless routes to their destinations. Here’s how logistics companies work to move your cargo to your door.

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Savannah and the Shipping Industry

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 9, 2020 4:31:01 PM

The City of Savannah and the logistics industry have a relationship 287 years in the making. Dating all the way back to 1744, James Oglethorpe helped construct the first dock for ocean-going ships for the city. Quickly, the benefits began to pour into our city. Within only 30 years, warehouses lined the Savannah River and changed our city into what we know today.

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Topics: Port of Savannah

Using Real-Time Technology for Supply Chains

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 8, 2020 1:01:21 PM

 

In the fast-paced world of supply chain management, timing truly is everything. With same-day and two-day shipping quickly becoming the expectation for retailers, the importance of real-time information and shipping visibility rises every day. As a business owner, it’s incredibly important to know when, where, and how your products and materials will get to their destinations. Without this information, your supply management becomes much more difficult. The new global market spans oceans and continents at speeds never before seen. From smart sensors, to the cloud, to artificial intelligence, technological advances can seem confusing and endless.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Efficiency