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Alex Stark | March 27, 2018

14 Strategies to reduce freight costs

Shippers often work under the assumption that the way they ship freight (and the associated costs) are pretty much fixed and can’t change.  But just because “it’s always been done this way” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t challenge the status qu...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | March 15, 2018

Inland Empire Logistics: 2018 Outlook

As the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to experience record-setting growth, the entire Southern California logistics industry is in full “boom” mode. And, it’s not just Los Angeles and Orange Counties that are benefiting. The I...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , 3PL Outsourcing , Ecommerce Fulfillment

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer

This quick-read eBook lists 12 best practices designed to elicit greatness from your 3PL.


Safety In Logistics Operations

4 strategies to turn safety from a compliance-driven chore to a profit-driving opportunity.

Alex Stark | March 08, 2018

Get to Know the Regional Trucking Companies in Your Key Markets

If your business has geographic markets with high concentrations of customers, it may make sense to get closer to regional carriers in these markets. Carriers and 3PLs who specialize in regional transportation are uniquely equipped to suppo...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | February 22, 2018

Freight Management Logistics for Lean Capacity Times

In light of the current freight capacity crunch, the freight management logistics operations of many companies have devolved into scrambling to find trucks for pending loads.  While that may be a very real and necessary approach at the mome...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Freight Transportation , Truck Drivers

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Alex Stark | February 15, 2018

Collaborate with Carriers to Face the Truck Capacity Crunch

As the truck capacity pinch grows tighter and tighter, you may have found yourself in a role reversal with your carriers. Freight transport is now largely a seller’s market and, as a shipper, you may find yourself vying to be a “shipper of ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges , Consumer Goods Logistics , Freight Transportation

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Alex Stark | February 08, 2018

Need to Define Your CPG Supply Chain Strategy? Ask a Six-Year-Old

My six-year-old daughter had accumulated a couple of Toys-R-Us gift cards. We found them by accident one day while cleaning out her room (but that’s another story). Anyway, we jumped online and ordered the equivalent of $50 in merchandise, ...
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Topics: Ecommerce Fulfillment

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Jim Lahey | January 18, 2018

Modernizing the Exchange of Supply Chain Data

About 15 years ago, I changed industries from healthcare to logistics. As I am an IT professional, you might think it was a jump from an antiquated, paper-based world to a high-speed, technologically advanced one. Actually, I’ve been surpri...
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Topics: Logistics Technology

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Alex Stark | January 12, 2018

Can 3PLs Be Your Contract Packagers?

The holidays have just passed and, if you are a consumer product company such as a wine and spirits manufacturer, you’ve probably built your share of gift assortments for holiday sales. The question is: who built them? If you’re like many w...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

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