Using Real-Time Technology for Supply Chains

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jan 8, 2020 1:01:21 PM

 

In the fast-paced world of supply chain management, timing truly is everything. With same-day and two-day shipping quickly becoming the expectation for retailers, the importance of real-time information and shipping visibility rises every day. As a business owner, it’s incredibly important to know when, where, and how your products and materials will get to their destinations. Without this information, your supply management becomes much more difficult. The new global market spans oceans and continents at speeds never before seen. From smart sensors, to the cloud, to artificial intelligence, technological advances can seem confusing and endless.

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

How to Ship Perishable Foods

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 19, 2019 1:26:02 PM

 

With the recent rise of meal subscription boxes, shipping food has evolved over the last few years. Though shipping food may seem like a seamless task, the process can be difficult and error prone if not properly researched or led by an expert. As the holiday season continues, the logistics industry expects a rise in food shipping. On a small scale, you may send cookies from a local bakery, grandma’s famous cake to your kids, or even seafood bought from your trip in the Florida Keys. On a much larger scale, you may run a bakery or restaurant that is in high demand. Whatever the reason, you want to guarantee freshness to whoever may be receiving your shipment. To make sure your family gets their food the right way, follow these tips to guarantee fresh food.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL)

What is Peak Shipping Season?

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 5, 2019 4:07:39 PM

 

In logistics, peak shipping season refers to the heightened shipping activity caused by the “back-to-school effect” on retail shopping. During the months of August until late November, countless students get ready to return to school.

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

The Difference Between 3PL and 4PL

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 26, 2019 3:04:11 PM

In the world of logistics, a large number of terms, abbreviations, and slang can confuse any outsider. To those unfamiliar, 3PL (third-party logistics) companies like Port City Logistics and 4PL (fourth-party logistics) companies like Deloitte operate similarly, yet have a few small differences that force them into different categories. 

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

4 Signs It’s Time to Change Your Logistics Company

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 24, 2019 2:07:10 PM

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:

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

The Cargo Journey

Posted by Port City Logistics on Jul 17, 2019 9:45:16 AM

Do you need to manage large shipments from around the world? We're a warehousing broker, distribution and port drayage provider in Savannah, GA. We offer a two-million square foot warehouse which is located conveniently near I-95 and I-16. Our warehouse is designed to move your large freight shipments to different places around the world.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Your Transportation Broker: Freight Brokers vs. 3PL Companies

Posted by Port City Logistics on Mar 20, 2019 1:57:10 PM

Freight brokers and logistics companies (also referred to as Third Party Logistics, or 3PL) are often thought of as similar in their function, but actually have different approaches to moving freight. Small companies are often faced with the choice of using a Freight Broker or logistics company but are often confused about the differences. It's easy to do because many core functions overlap.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Single-Source Third Party Logistics | What it means for your Company

Posted by Port City Logistics on Nov 1, 2018 9:09:31 AM

Third Party Logistics, or 3PL, is a service that is experiencing incredible growth. According to a study by Armstrong and Associates, approximately 400 of the Fortune 500 companies use 3PL, and nearly all of the Fortune 100 companies use a 3PL company in some capacity to meet their logistics needs. So what is 3PL? Is it something your company should consider using? Let's take a look at what 3PL is and why it is a service your company might need.

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

Do your research when choosing a single source logistics company

Posted by Port City Logistics on Oct 3, 2018 1:56:23 PM

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.

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

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