The Pivotal Role of Fluid, Responsive Logistics in Modern U.S. Distribution

Supply Chain Trends

Political turmoil, civil unrest, pandemics, natural disasters…logistics managers must be half magician and half fortune teller to stay nimble in what has become a disrupted playing field. Third-party logistics providers can help as they offer the tools and resources clients need to proactively adjust their supply chain. First and foremost, the leapfrogging e-commerce sector in … Read More

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Finding Optimal Warehouse Capacity: It’s More Than Size

Warehousing

In today’s highly competitive business environment, optimizing warehouse capacity is crucial for companies looking to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and meet customer demands effectively. The key to achieving optimal warehouse capacity lies in a combination of effective planning, utilization of technology, and, perhaps less obviously, partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider that also … Read More

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Mastering Demand Planning: The Key to Efficient Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Trends

Lean, agile supply chains are those that maintain a balance between supply and demand. To address this challenge, many organizations rely on demand planning, which involves forecasting customer demand for their products or services. Demand planning helps determine warehouse needs, drives more efficient transportation, and creates a more collaborative relationship across sales, production, logistics, and … Read More

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Strategic Location: The Key to Reducing Lead Times and Costs While Enhancing Service

Warehousing

Employing a regional warehouse network is a decentralized supply chain strategy designed to reduce overall logistics expenses by pushing inventory closer to consumption. By positioning facilities closer to dense populations and major markets, shippers can reduce final delivery time while decreasing transportation miles significantly, utilizing truckload or rail to the regional DC and then LTL … Read More

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Supply Chain Alignment: The Key to Optimal Performance

Supply Chain Trends

Much has been said about supply chain management. But what about supply chain alignment? Have you aligned procurement, production, transportation, and distribution to work in a coordinated and integrated manner? This blog will address three key points related to supply chain alignment, including whether your assets are aligned for optimal performance, logistics services, and goals. … Read More

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