Logistics Management: Speaking our Language

Posted by Port City Logistics on Apr 17, 2019 1:01:19 PM

One of our favorite things to do is to educate our customers on what logistics is and how it works. Sometimes the jargon we use can keep shippers from understanding what they need and how the logistics industry meets those needs.

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Topics: Logistics Management

Electronic Freight Management Solutions

Posted by Port City Logistics on Feb 28, 2019 11:45:42 AM

Electronic freight management (EFM) is a critical solution for any logistics business today. By 2020, the amount of freight shipped is expected to increase by up to 70 percent from  what it was in 1998. The competition for transportation will continue to increase as a result. With this type of freight management system, and its digital freight matching capabilities, a single source logistics partner can get access to potential transportation deals you would never have had in the past. This access to thousands of carriers and independent contractors continues to transform the landscape of modern logistics. Digital freight management also helps to maintain a standardization in shipping and allows you to determine your areas of inefficiency and streamline the bottlenecks. 

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Topics: Logistics Technologies, Logistics Management

21st Century Shipping

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 11, 2018 4:00:08 PM

The shipping industry plays a critical role in globally intertwined economies as producers rely on the industry to move freight from manufacturer to consumer. Even as the logistics industry booms here in Savannah and many other port locations around the world, challenges have not gone away. Port City Logistics is part of a larger effort to engineer solutions to both pressing immediate problems and long term issues, such as...

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Topics: Logistics Management

Full Service Freight Broker

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 15, 2018 1:37:05 PM

 

The trucking industry continues to play a major role in fulfilling an organization's need for transporting their products. At some point after your freight arrives to the port of Savannah, the goods will spend time in transit via a truck. The shippers want to get their goods to the warehouse, distribution center or to the retail outlet as soon as possible. They need access to a network of truck companies that can provide same day service in many cases. That is where our service as a freight broker for OTR trucking (Over the road) comes in.

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Topics: Logistics Management, Truck Freight

Logistics Management | From Factory to Store: A box’s journey

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 27, 2018 12:14:17 PM

For most of us, we never think about logistics management — how goods actually get from the factory to their home. As specialists in logistics management know, the process is actually very involved and can be quite complex, and often requires moving halfway around the world. 

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Topics: Logistics Management

A Natural Transition | A Career in Logistics Allows Former Military to Use Training and Skills

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 23, 2018 10:14:06 AM

Careers in logistics are expected to grow faster than normal over the next 10 years. The move of individual markets shifting to a global economy is the reason for the projected 22 percent increase in logistics jobs by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Have you begun transitioning from your military career into the civilian employment sector? And do you possess training in logistics and supply line dynamics? If so, consider a rewarding career at Port City Logistics, a Savannah, GA-based freight brokerage company.

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Topics: Logistics Management, Logistics Careers

3PL Providers: What do they do and who are they for?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Feb 11, 2018 3:26:09 PM

3PL stands for Third-Party Logistics. There are different levels of 3PL: the Standard 3PL Provider, the Service Developer, the Customer Adapter, and the Customer Developer.

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Topics: Logistics Management, Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Which Transportation Management Strategy is Best for Your Business?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 4, 2018 6:50:56 PM

Anybody who has ever run their own business understands that the name of the game is to provide better products and services at a lower price than your competitors. What this means in practice is that you can’t just keep on doing things one way because that’s the way you’ve always done it. You need to look at everything on a constant basis and make certain that there isn’t a more efficient and/or less expensive way of getting that particular job done.

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Logistics Management

Your Package's Journey through PCL Shipping

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 27, 2017 1:33:44 PM

Does your business send or receive freight through the busy Port of Savannah? Using a partial container load could help you conserve time and money! Our firm assists customers across this region. We'll help you access state-of-the-art warehousing, distribution, transportation and port facilities conveniently.

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Logistics Management

3PL Savannah- How to Find Your Logistics Partner

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 20, 2017 10:04:05 AM

Third Party Logistics is a concept of supply chain management and logistics in which a company makes use of third parties by outsourcing specific elements of fulfillment and distribution services. 3PL providers have a specialization in transportation, integrated operation, and warehousing services. These services are usually customized according to the specification of the customer and market conditions. As such, third-party logistics companies are a vital part of the supply chain and are beneficial to small and large businesses alike. 3PL companies have experienced growth as there is an increased need for business leanness and more focus on core processes of business.

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Logistics Management