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:
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.
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.
As consumer buying habits have continued to evolve, the logistics industry has also had to adapt and improve. The ability to easily return unwanted items and receive a refund is one of the key factors fueling consumer sales and customer loyalty.
Topics: Single Source Logistics
Sustainability is a word that has gone from a misunderstood buzzword to an essential business practice. Modern consumers want to frequent businesses that are good stewards of the resources required to bring their products to market.
During recent years, the topic of logistics has expanded in scope. Many new technologies now contribute to this exciting field. Yet as the world's logistical infrastructure increases in complexity, shippers also encounter a variety of confusing new terms and acronyms. How many of these special logistics vocabulary words do you recognize?
Topics: Single Source Logistics
In today's world, millions and millions of business owners have realized that working with the right logistics company is imperative. This is the case for multiple reasons, including the fact that hiring the right team can optimize your bottom line while also enhancing productivity. Yet in many cases, corporate leaders and business owners find that they are unhappy with their current service provider. When this is the case, it's time to do an evaluation and determine whether continuing to work with the logistics company in question is still a prudent decision. Below you'll find four signs that you should look out for when you're trying to determine whether to change your logistics company:
Like your industry, the logistics world saw some big changes in 2018, with more on the horizon for 2019. By way of review, here are a few of the things we're keeping an eye on:
Figuring out whether outsourcing shipping to a single source logistics company is not always an easy task, nor is choosing the perfect partner. There are many factors to consider, from the costs of distribution and shipping to the time spent on repair and maintenance. To find if an outside 3PL (Third Party Logistics) provider may benefit your organization it helps to ask a few pertinent questions.