Logistics and Your Supply Chain | Port of Savannah Logistics

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 4, 2018 1:10:44 PM

Beginning in the 1970’s and continuing as a growing trend throughout the 80’s and 90’s, many retailers and manufacturers expanded their operations to include logistics; seeking to manage costs by controlling inventory along the entire length of their supply chains.

Today, tech-savvy e-commerce providers like Amazon can far outpace the speed at which most retailers and manufacturers can move their goods to the point of sale. It is has become very difficult for companies to effectively compete with e-commerce providers plus manage their payroll and benefits-related expenses, as well as cope with rising fuel costs. To remain competitive, many businesses have opted to cut overhead and streamline operations by divesting themselves of their logistics operations and outsourcing freight-handling to third-party logistics (3PL) providers.Download Our FREE Guide to Third Party Logistics

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

America's Biggest Traffic Jam is in Washington D.C.

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 22, 2018 4:34:18 PM

This is a fascinating period for the trucking industry. Momentum is undeniably building in domestic manufacturing. Who will drive those manufactured goods remains to be seen; driverless trucks promise to change the dynamics of the industry in almost unimaginable ways. Across the trucking world, change is right around the corner... except for the literal corners.

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Topics: Truck Freight, Supply Chain Efficiency

What a Difference LED Lowcountry Lights Has Made! (Video)

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 20, 2017 2:02:42 PM
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Topics: Warehousing, Supply Chain Efficiency

Logistics and Your Supply Chain | Port of Savannah Logistics

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 5, 2017 12:14:58 PM

Beginning in the 1970’s and continuing as a growing trend throughout the 80’s and 90’s, many retailers and manufacturers expanded their operations to include logistics; seeking to manage costs by controlling inventory along the entire length of their supply chains.

Today, tech-savvy e-commerce providers like Amazon can far outpace the speed at which most retailers and manufacturers can move their goods to the point of sale. It is has become very difficult for companies to effectively compete with e-commerce providers plus manage their payroll and benefits-related expenses, as well as cope with rising fuel costs. To remain competitive, many businesses have opted to cut overhead and streamline operations by divesting themselves of their logistics operations and outsourcing freight-handling to third-party logistics (3PL) providers.

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

LED Lowcountry Lights Up Port City Logistics!

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 2, 2017 2:06:58 PM

Port City Logistics is saving money every year by switching to energy efficient LED lighting!

Port City Logistics owns and manages nearly 2 million square feet of warehouse facilities in the heart of the Savannah port system. One of their facilities used to store food products had been converted from area bulk storage to aisle racking. They discovered that the lighting in their 180,000-square foot building was in need of an upgrade. The challenge was to adequately and economically light 23 aisles with food products stacked to  the ceiling. There were too few lights with many of the existing lights either totally blocked or poorly spaced.

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency, Port City Logistics in the Community

Logistics Savannah | E-commerce and Shipping Costs

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 26, 2017 4:39:31 PM

The supply chain model of the 1970s mainly involved local suppliers and physical retail stores, where goods went straight from the suppliers to the retail stores. In the 1980s, retail distribution centers popped up. Suppliers shipped goods to the centers which functioned much like airline hubs, and retailers then distributed goods to individual stores in the region. Imported goods were added to the mix in the 1990s, which created the need for retail import centers.

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Topics: The Costs of Shipping, Supply Chain Efficiency

Savannah Transportation Industry | What is Electronic Freight Management (EFM)?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Sep 21, 2017 4:10:36 PM

It is estimated that domestic freight volumes will have increased by 70% over 1998 volume figures by the year 2020, which will not be possible to efficiently process and ship using our current level of physical capacity. It is crucial to the future economy of our country that the transportation industry, including the Savannah transportation industry, find ways to more efficiency move freight throughout, into, and out of the U.S.

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Topics: Logistics Technologies, Supply Chain Efficiency

Logistics Savannah | Does your Freight Forwarding Process Have Weak Links?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Aug 28, 2017 8:39:07 PM

Weak links in your supply chain can create many negative consequences when it comes to your bottom line. You need to know how to quickly identify and eradicate weak links to keep your business operating at its optimum potential.

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency, Logistics Management

Logistics Management Savannah | Freight Claims - How Much Are They Really Costing You?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 14, 2017 10:52:19 AM

How Much Is Lost or Damaged Freight Really Costing You?

Lost cargo is a serious problem that can severely affect your business' bottom line. Across the globe, cargo loss is estimated to cost more than $50 billion annually. However, this number can be slightly misleading, and in fact, most shippers tend to vastly underestimate the amount that lost or damaged cargo costs them each year.

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Topics: Supply Chain Efficiency, The Costs of Shipping