2016 Consolidated Shipping Calendar

2016 Consolidated Shipping Calendar

It’s a great time to be organizing and planning for the year ahead. As a logistics professional, we’ve created a consolidated shipping calendar to help you keep track of holiday shipping schedules across major services from FedEx, UPS and USPS in one simple place. There’s no more checking three different websites for closings or special…

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Your Guide to Evaluating 3PL Providers

Your Guide to Evaluating 3PL Providers

We’re often asked what factors a company should consider in selecting a third party logistics (3PL) provider. There are a wide variety of factors to consider but we thought we’d address some of the factors or steps to take that are often less discussed when evaluating a 3PL. It’s a Partnership – So Find a…

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Case Study: Solving a Company’s Export Labeling Needs

Case Study: Solving a Company’s Export Labeling Needs

Do you export products and struggle with applying country of destination labels on each and every individual unit? Do you hire expensive or unreliable (or both!) temporary labor to manage the project in cluttered warehouse aisles? Do you struggle to ensure labels are properly applied and do not detract from product packaging? A Case Study…

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Case Study: Outsourcing Warehousing Operations – Saving Money and Improving Customer Service

Case Study: Outsourcing Warehousing Operations – Saving Money and Improving Customer Service

The Challenge A thriving specialty outdoor fitness company was contemplating outsourcing its warehousing and fulfillment operations. The owner wanted to spend more of his and his senior management’s time and energy on developing new and innovative products to help grow market share. He found that operating a warehouse was outside his company’s core competency; he…

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Minimum Wage Increase: Challenge? Or Opportunity?

Minimum Wage Increase: Challenge? Or Opportunity?

Businesses across America will feel a ripple effect from California minimum wage legislation. Now is the time to decide if you will be challenged by increases, or seize an opportunity to get ahead of the wave and adjust your bottom line. The Los Angeles City Council recently approved an ordinance to raise the minimum wage…

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