Logistics

Logistics and Supply Chain Trends to Monitor in 2016

Logistics and Supply Chain Trends to Monitor in 2016

2015 was a year of momentum for the supply chain and logistics industry There have been some key advances in innovation, technology, and acquisition, allowing for a more efficient and streamlined process chain. Looking forward, here are some key trends to look for in the supply chain industry for 2016. Technology Advances Many of the […]

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Are Fuel Surcharges Fair?

Are Fuel Surcharges Fair?

Business and industries today all seem to be introducing more taxes, tariffs and surcharges. One of the more controversial and misunderstood of these tariffs, applicable to the transportation industry, fall under the category of “fuel surcharges”. A fuel surcharge is a charge that is set on transportation, by the carrier, to accommodate the fluctuating price […]

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Intermodal Efficiencies

Intermodal Efficiencies

The term intermodal refers to moving a container or trailer by more than one mode of transportation—generally truck plus rail, ocean plus rail, ocean plus truck, or all three modes. Efficiency is key when it comes to Intermodal transportation. It takes the large parts of responsibility from the shippers and instead processes it through one […]

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Reverse Logistics – What Is It and How Does It Fit Into Traditional Logistics

Reverse Logistics – What Is It and How Does It Fit Into Traditional Logistics

The process of logistics is defined as “planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, cost effective flow of raw materials, in-process inventory, finished goods and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption”. How does the reverse logistic process differ? It includes all the same processes that are mentioned in the definition […]

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Transportation Management Systems in Shipping

Transportation Management Systems in Shipping

A Transportation Management System (TMS) is an integral part of any Supply Chain Management system or software that is focused on transport logistics. These TMS systems facilitate the various interactions between order management systems and their place of distribution, such as a warehouse or distribution facility. Transportation Management Systems have become a vital tool for […]

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How Does Pick and Pack Distribution Benefit My Business?

How Does Pick and Pack Distribution Benefit My Business?

The method of pick and pack distribution through a specialist provider is becoming an increasingly popular option. The reasons for this are multi-pronged: it provides a cost-effective, flexible, secure and efficient way of catering for the individual fulfillment needs of businesses, and their customers. What is Pick and Pack Distribution? Businesses electing to use a […]

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LTL 101 – the Basics

LTL 101 – the Basics

Sometimes, a shipment is too large to send with a parcel service, like Canada post, but way too small to fill a standard truck trailer. In fact, the cost of this shipment as a parcel or truckload would be insanely high because it’s not ideal for either type of providers. In this case, LTL shipping […]

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Winning with your Warehouse Space in Edmonton

Winning with your Warehouse Space in Edmonton

Looking for better real-time material and inventory control? Struggling for ways to improve decision making and accountability? Looking for faster response times and higher profitability in your warehousing? There are ways to enhance your success in warehousing and ways that you should avoid. Today, we’ll look at a number of proven ways good warehousing practices […]

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Canadian International Freight Forwarders

Canadian International Freight Forwarders

As with all aspects of international trade, it’s prudent to do your research before choosing a Canadian international freight forwarder to look after the transportation of your goods. An international freight forwarder books or arranges space for shipments between countries via common carriers. Making these arrangements can be a complicated business, especially when shipping internationally […]

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Third Party Logistics Warehousing Technology Makes the Impossible Easier

Third Party Logistics Warehousing Technology Makes the Impossible Easier

Technology improvements are continuously changing how we work in warehouses. The largest significant improvement has taken place in the management of goods. Wireless scanners and the warehouse management system software has replaced manual entry. It’s a no brainer that scanning is not only faster, but it also reduces manual entry errors. Smart technology is helping […]

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