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5 Things to Look for in 3PL Transportation

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 06:00 AM

Strategic delivery services don’t just happen on the road. You can save precious time at the distribution and loading dock, too. That’s where a 3PL with a transportation specialty comes in. When you work with transportation experts, you can rest easy knowing that your shipments are getting out in good time.

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Topics: 3PL, Yard Management, Distribution, Transportation

Streamline Your Supply Chain by Consolidating Distribution Centers

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

The only constant in life – and in the logistics industry – is change. Maybe you’ve released a new product, or are discontinuing a current one. Maybe you’re merging with another company. Regardless of your unique situation, changes in the ecommerce industry and your business can alter your capacity and impact your logistics.

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Topics: 3PL, Logistics, Supply Chain, Distribution

Why Distribution in the Midwest is a Smart Business Decision

Posted by Kenny English on Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Since we’re located in the heart of Indiana, I admit that we’re a little biased when we talk about the logistics industry in the Midwest. But when you take a critical look at the industry, such as in this infographic, distributing from the Midwest is a good business decision for many retailers.

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Topics: Logistics, Retail, Distribution

Preparing Your Fleet For Bad Weather

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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Topics: Drivers, Holiday Shipping, Distribution, Safety

Balancing Distribution Through Incentives

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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Topics: 3PL, Store Fulfillment, Retail, Holiday Shipping, Distribution, E-commerce

Communicating Promotions to Your 3PL

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Nov 28, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

Every year, the holidays tend to make things busy in retail stores and warehouses across the country. There’s an upswing in activity just from people buying and shopping for gifts, both in stores and online. Usually, warehouses and distribution centers are able to plan accordingly for these upswings, because they’re consistent every year.

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Topics: 3PL, Retail, Fulfillment, Distribution, E-commerce

How Mobile Screen Size is Changing Ecommerce

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Thu, Nov 06, 2014 @ 09:24 AM
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Topics: Omnichannel, Fulfillment, Distribution, E-commerce

Los Angeles Port Backup Causing Delays

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Wed, Nov 05, 2014 @ 04:04 PM
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Topics: Oversea Supplier, Fulfillment, Holiday Shipping, Distribution, E-commerce

Is New Equipment Facilitating or Hindering Growth?

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Investing in new equipment for your distribution center is exciting—and with the new developments in anything from forklifts to robotic cranes and picking devices, investments of this kind can increase production and get your distribution center operating at maximum efficiency. But how do you know when new equipment is a best for your hub? Here’s a guide to weigh the pros and cons.

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Topics: Employee Retention, Equipment, Distribution, Warehouse

Identifying Value-Added Services For Your 3PL

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 @ 02:31 PM
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Topics: 3PL, Shipping, Distribution, Value Added Services