Why Shippers Turn to Single Source Logistics Providers to Manage Their Supply Chain

Posted by Port City Logistics on Apr 7, 2023 2:04:31 PM

In a quote attributed to Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's once said that “when you’re green you’re growing, when you’re ripe you rot.” 

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Topics: Single Source Logistics

How Does Single Source Logistics Help Shippers Streamline Their Operations?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Feb 8, 2023 12:09:23 PM

If there’s one thing that shipping managers have in common with each other, it’s their unified dislike for supply chain disruptions. Shipping delays are detrimental to customer success and your bottom line, and they can happen at just about every touchpoint along a shipment’s journey. From increased vessel dwell time and demurrage at the port to the drayage provider delayed in picking up the container; understaffed warehouse and transloading facilities taking too much time unloading the truck, and poor route optimization resulted in a missed delivery appointment at the end destination. Most of the time, these delays are caused by a lack of communication, and because most shippers have a tendency to silo their transportation providers with specific roles. The idea is that multiple parties can manage the complexities of logistics and prevent disruptions by sharing the work. The drayage provider does the drayage, the transloading is done by someone else, and the OTR capacity is drawn from some other random service provider. The problem is, none of these companies talk to one another, and tracking and tracing requires communicating with three different reps, and sending a ton of emails in search of a status update.

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Topics: Single Source Logistics

Optimizing a 3PL Partnership

Posted by Port City Logistics on Aug 20, 2020 8:30:00 AM

In today’s global economy, the world is connected more than ever before. Online marketplaces and eCommerce drive up sales for many businesses, causing them to expand quickly over a short period of time. If your business struggles with handling your growing shipping volume, a third-party logistics (3PL) partnership will help remove some of the load and improve your shipping process. Though the relationship between your company and your 3PL provider may take time to establish, optimizing a 3PL partnership will help your business accelerate its supply chain process and help you get the transportation your business needs. In this article, we’ll explain some of the necessary steps to get your 3PL partnership off the ground and running.

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Third Party Logistics (3PL)

What is Freight Brokerage

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM

A freight broker is a company or individual that assists shippers by finding qualified carriers to ship their load. Freight brokers control a significant amount of carrier services. Freight brokerage will let you pay attention to other components of your business, which will provide you with a competitive edge to maximize production. In this article, we'll answer what is freight brokerage and help you understand why you need it for your business. 

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Third Party Logistics (3PL), Truck Freight

What is Reverse Logistics?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jun 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Reverse logistics is an industry term that refers to the flow of goods or materials from a delivery point back through the supply chain to its original location. Though this may seem like a simple process, this reverse flow can be extremely troublesome for a mismanaged supply chain. The typical purpose is to capture value (i.e refurbish damages, remanufacturing, redistribution) and proper disposal. In this article, we’ll explain what is reverse logistics and how it is implemented for eCommerce businesses.

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

Advantages of OTR Transportation

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jun 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Over the road (OTR) transport is a popular medium of transport used to ship goods or materials quickly and efficiently. As fast shipping has become expected by more consumers, OTR transport helps get these items to their proper location. Goods are packed safely in containers and shipped to various locations throughout a landlocked area. In this article, we’ll discuss the advantages of OTR transportation.

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Topics: Single Source Logistics

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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The Reason for Delayed Shipping

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 18, 2019 5:00:00 PM

Whether you run a business or you're at home, a late shipment of an expected product or item can be frustrating. For businesses, it could delay the launch of a series of products. For homeowners, they may rely on that item or set of clothes for the next day. Despite the frustration, shipments delays can be excused on some occasions. The following are a few reasons why delays may happen:

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Logistics Management, Supply Chain Efficiency, Warehousing, Ocean Freight Shipping

A Look At The United States Top Imports and Exports

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 8, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Over the last year, The United States has imported trillions of dollars worth of goods from around the world. As analysts research the nation's top imports and exports, there are multiple things that appear on both lists. Here is a closer look at The United States' top imports and exports.

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Supply Chain Efficiency

Understanding the Importance of Drayage

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 30, 2019 11:42:51 AM

Unless you work in the logistics or shipping industry, I’m willing to bet the term drayage has never entered your vernacular, even as instances of it play out every day on America’s roads and freeways, rail yards and ports, to the tune of sixty million movements a year. 

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Topics: Single Source Logistics, Truck Freight, Port of Savannah Drayage

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