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: Logistics Management, Supply Chain Efficiency

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: The Costs of Shipping, Supply Chain Efficiency