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What are the secrets to forming and sustaining a great third-party logistics partnership? For those companies that have decided to outsource their logistical needs to a 3PL, how the two companies decide to work together will have a large influence on the overall success of the venture. Here are 10 ways to improve your outsourcing relationship and help maintain that partnership once it gets rolling.
Multicarrier solutions changed very little for many years, but the explosion in ecommerce shipping has led to some very interesting new features and functions to support ecommerce. If you’re looking for distinctive solutions to improve ecommerce shipping, here are some ways to mend the process.
With the success of mobile application-based ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft in the urban taxi landscape, companies are now on the hunt to develop and promote “smart-trucking” apps to provide an all-in-one solution for freight shippers and carriers. Read here and learn how smart-trucking apps could bring big changes to the trucking industry.
Customer expectations for shipping are changing faster than ever. While retail giants can afford to spend seemingly endless resources to cater to customers’ evolving preferences, most retailers seem to struggle. Here are 10 ways retailers can use readily available data to optimize distribution channels and grow their businesses.
What do you think about custom packaging? Do you use it for your ecommerce business? If you haven’t yet seriously considered the importance of your business’s ecommerce packaging, this article will shed light on how you can make the most of it as a branding tool to create a “wow” customer experience.
Have you invested in real-time technologies for your business? As same-day shipping is quickly becoming the new standard, this innovation allows companies to take a closer look into their operations and quickly identify potential issues before they become problems that affect sales. Here are 5 ways real-time information can transform your supply chain.
Did you know the trucking industry could be a perfect fit for millennials? With more than 76 million of them, this generation is made up of those born between 1980 and 2002, and their impact on the workplace is about to felt. So, how can the industry not only attract, but also keep this budding population? For the best chance of success, here are some tips for better connecting to Millennials in the workplace.
Amazon is on the chase for innovation to help it run its quickly growing transportation system. The online retailer has reached out to several freight-services-technology companies requesting information about their offerings. Read here to learn how this could bring big changes to the e-retailer giant as the company tries to find the most efficient shipping routes and hire fleets of trucks, ships and planes to move sellers’ goods.
Without pallets, the supply chain could not function. They are the glue that connects retailers, distributors, manufacturers, growers, and transportation and logistics service providers across numerous industries. However, choosing pallet type and quality is critical. Learn how switching out to pallet collars is one simple step your organization can take to ensure your goods are efficiently stored, shipped, and delivered.