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Warehouse employee scanning packages to gain a real time tracking competitive advantage in logistics

Your Quick Guide to How Real Time Tracking in Logistics Improves Competitive Advantage

In today’s hypercompetitive world, anything that gives you an advantage matters. Logistics is often hidden from your customers—until something goes wrong and items are on backorder or arrive late. But one of the things that can help you manage your logistical problems is real-time visibility, letting you and your partners know exactly where parts and…
Professional completing business order through EDI shipping processes from an edi capable online store

How EDI Shipping Speeds Up Shipping and Freight

Fast and reliable shipping has never been more critical, and EDI shipping is the solution. With more consumers and businesses opening online, how quickly merchandise moves from manufacturers to distribution centers to stores or consumers can mean the difference between a sale and no sale. Recent studies found that two of the top reasons why…
Cargo staff using computer laptop to monitor real time tracking in logistics

What Is Real Time Tracking in Logistics?

Every consumer knows the thrill—and sometimes frustration—of using real-time tracking to keep tabs on an incoming package from Amazon or their favorite online store. Today, customers count on being able to track their packages’ every move, and feel the joy of seeing it inch closer and closer to their address and the anguish of seeing…
Businesswoman with a digital tablet showing and talking about retail logistics

What Is Retail Logistics?

Retail logistics includes the processes needed to move merchant inventory from point A to point B. Retailers, especially eCommerce sellers, need to move their merchandise from warehouses or distribution centers to the buyer. Some retailers may move inventory from one location in their distribution network to another, such as from a receiving facility to a…
A grinning woman collecting boxes at the bottom of a sorting chute working for a logistics carrier

What, Exactly, Is a Logistics Carrier?

Anyone who has been following the news in the last few years have surely noticed an uptick in the number of references to issues with supply chains around the world. Some of the results of these issues are particularly devastating such as a recent story reported by the NY Daily News about a baby formula…
Forklift driver loading goods pallet into the truck container, freight industry warehouse logistics and transport

What Is 3PL Freight?

The transportation industry has many industry-specific terms that come up frequently when discussing even routine matters of business. Thus, it should come as a shock to no one that there are a lot of terms that the public may not be incredibly familiar with. We want to look at one specific concept in transportation that…
Employees working in a warehouse fulfillment center to demonstrate what is a fulfillment center

What Is a Fulfillment Center? Everything You Need to Know

It would be simply impossible for the planet to accomplish all that it does every day without the assistance of fulfillment centers. We rely on them as a society to help us move products from one location to another and help provide goods to the people who order them. It is essential that we understand…
Large semi truck hauling freight on the open highway in the western USA under an evening sky to demonstrate ftl shipping

LTL vs. FTL Shipping: What Is the Difference?

Businesses that require freight carrier services have multiple options to transport their goods. Among the most common transportation methods in North America include LTL shipping (Less Than Truckload) and FTL shipping (Full Truckload). Hence, it is essential to understand what LTL and FTL freight shipping entails, including the differences between these two forms of cargo.…
Row of white semi truck trailers on a clear blue sky to demonstrate drop trailers

What Is a Drop Trailer?

In today’s world, customers expect timely deliveries of their orders without excuses from carriers and shippers. Hence, it is becoming mandatory for shipping companies to perfect efficiency and minimize dwell time. One of the most effective ways for shippers and carriers to restructure their supply chain is by utilizing the drop trailer program. The intent…
Two truck drivers outside talking about Freight logistics

Getting Started with Freight Logistics

We live in an economic world where transportation of goods is an everyday requirement. Freight logistics are the solution for many companies and industries to ensure their goods reach their final destination.  Generally, the shipment of goods incorporates logistics experience, workforce, and knowledge to ensure a thriving movement of goods between the conveyor and the…
Smiling driver standing in auto park and holding tablet to demonstrate LTL Freight brokers

What Are LTL Freight Brokers?

Managing the process of shipping and receiving goods is often challenging–and requires considerable hands-on attention. Are you using the most efficient methods to ship your goods? Are you contacting a carrier that has the means to manage your inventory? Do you have the confidence you need that your orders will be delivered on time? That’s…
Freight Forwarders in a warehouse discussing shipping plans

The Role and Benefits of Freight Forwarders

Are you a business owner or an individual seeking efficient shipping of goods? Or a link to the best carrier? If yes, you may consider working with a freight forwarder. Freight forwarders, also known as forwarding agents, play a vital role in business and international shipping. Earlier, they were known to link the carrier and…