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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

Why Working with a 3PL Improves the Customer Experience

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 @ 06:00 AM

Retailers are entering uncharted territory with ecommerce fulfillment. Customers have always wanted the best products for their dollar, but now they also expect the best delivery service. Teaming up with an experienced 3PL can help you meet the demands of your customers 24/7.

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Topics: 3PL, Customer Service, Transportation

Logistics for Pharmaceutical Companies and Other Organizations with Specialized Requirements

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Companies with specialized requirements, such as pharmaceuticals manufacturers, have traditionally been hesitant to outsource distribution. But as technology improves, many third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are better suited to serve companies with specialized logistics requirements.

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Topics: 3PL, Logistics, Request for Proposal (RFP), Transportation

How to Find the Best KPI’s for Every Retail Distribution Center

Posted by Kenny English on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 @ 02:07 PM

We’re always talking with our clients about ways to improve their operations. For example, we’re often asked how to reduce the number of returns or the best ways to manage inventory. Regardless of where improvements are needed, the insight we gain and the recommendations we make are rooted in data. And that data almost always comes from KPI’s.  

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Topics: Returns, Retail, Inventory Management, E-commerce, Transportation

Fleet Maintenance: Can You Keep The Trucks Going?

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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Topics: Logistics, Drivers, Distribution, Fleet, Transportation

The Driver Shortage & How to Combat It

Posted by Kristen Melendez on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

There is a reported shortage of 30,000 drivers in the United States today, and with an influx in ecommerce and mobile purchasing, the need for reliable, young truck drivers is growing. Fact is, the idea of a “truck driver” is changing, and as more and more young people go to college rather than trade school, they fail to realize how lucrative and reliable a truck-driving job can be.

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Topics: Shipping, Drivers, Transportation