Scalable 3PLs: Ensuring a Sustainable Partnership

3PL Services

Supply chain transparency has historically referred to the ability to track production flow, inventory, and shipments. While that still holds true, transparency is critical to ensuring a sustainable partnership between the shipper and 3PL. Clear communication, the establishment of specific performance metrics, and a thorough understanding of how services can be scaled or modified to … Read More

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3PL 101 – How 3PL Services Add Value to Your Supply Chain

3PL Services

Providing your customers with a great delivery experience is just as important as being able to deliver a high-quality product. A positive customer experience can determine whether buyers will trust your brand.  Managing your supply chain to ensure a great delivery is often an overwhelming task. Whether through business growth, SKU complexity, capacity issues, or … Read More

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Turn Your Freight Department into a Profit Center

Transportation Management

Being agile and cost-conscious is more crucial than ever, with the current economic landscape changing how we do business. The pandemic, global supply chain disruptions, driver shortages, and record inflation have made it difficult to keep transportation costs down while still providing excellent service. In addition, the Russia-Ukraine war further complicated the picture, pushing up … Read More

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3 Reasons Why You Need a Supply Chain Control Tower

Supply Chain Trends

Visibility, Collaboration, Actionable Intelligence: The Big Three in Supply Chain Optimization If you’re like most transportation or supply chain managers, you want to know what’s where in your supply chain. You need the scale of visibility that will give you the agility and speed to overcome supply chain disruptions. By investing in supply chain control towers, … Read More

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Emerging Trends to Improve Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Trends

While robotic, automated warehousing and electric, driverless trucks might be grabbing the headlines, most logistics managers and supply chain directors need to find and leverage more down to earth solutions to reduce costs and improve service. Let’s consider three. Can You Cross-Dock Instead of Storing? As a solution-focused logistics partner, Wavepoint 3PL has 14 food … Read More

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Mitigating Risk Through 3PL Sourcing

3PL Services

While it’s safe to say that eliminating risks all together simply isn’t feasible, that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to minimize risk. And now is the time. According to the New York Times, the chaos at ports, warehouses and retailers will probably persist through the year, and perhaps even longer. Much of this chaos … Read More

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Rethinking Inventory Strategies

Inventory Management

The uncertainty of today’s supply chains tends to pressure buyers into accumulating replenishment inventory as a protection mechanism against supplier’s wavering fulfillment, lead time, or information. If you are the logistics manager responsible for keeping a production line running, your stocking and replenishment strategy will be heavily influenced by the dependability, timeliness, and quality of … Read More

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KPIs: Facing the Cost of Fuel, Eliminating Empty Miles, Keeping Your Eye on the Needle, and Be a Shipper of Choice

Transportation Management

As if the transportation world has not been crazy enough these past few years, we are currently seeing record-high diesel prices. If you are not sure where to check current prices, go to the U.S. Energy Information Administration website to find them (Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)). You may … Read More

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Measuring The Success of Your Supply Chain: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Supply Chain Trends

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are utilized to measure success. Without a benchmark, performance tracking can be very challenging. Metrics for your supply chain should be established through internal objectives and industry benchmarks. KPIs are an important tool in measuring the success of your partners (3PL’s, trucking companies, warehouse providers). These data points will allow your … Read More

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