About Mina Schaaf

Mina is the Marketing Director and Client Relations Liaison at RTD Logistics. As a recent transplant from Oregon, Mina considers herself as having a second full time job exploring New England. Email her your favorite hike and Taqueria. She likes that. mschaaf@skycomcourier.com

Non Asset Based Logistics: Less Is More

Third party logistics service providers generally fall into two categories: Non Asset Based and Asset Based. 3PLs in each category might offer you the same service, but whether or not they own their own assets can seriously impact your customer experience. Learn why asset ownership might be overrated: (RTD Logistics is a non asset based [...]

By |2019-09-18T01:58:30+00:00September 18th, 2019|blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“It’s Like A 400-Meter Relay”: An Inside Perspective On Courier Service

Customer service is often the deciding factor when selecting a courier service provider. But how can we know what really goes on behind the scenes? A SKYCOM Courier customer service representative tells us about courier service operations from their experience. Their perspective offers transparency into the step by step journey and portrays what people want [...]

By |2019-08-27T20:35:23+00:00August 27th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

A Quick Review of Supply Chain Network Terminology

I hopped on the supply chain terminology train (feet dragging), and I'm glad I did.   The logistics industry has a language of its own. And if you’re doing any kind of research, you may find your Google search history flooded with supply chain acronyms and terminology. The presence of 3PLs has grown astronomically in the [...]

By |2019-09-12T15:32:04+00:00August 20th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Here’s Why You Keep Hearing About “Real-Time” Logistics

We hear it a lot- "real-time data", "real-time tracking", "real-time this" and "real-time that". As generic and buzz-wordy as it sounds, real-time supply chain management is anything but. Here's what 3PLs mean when they say their services are done in real-time. It's the new industry standard Supply chain management being done in "real-time" means there [...]

By |2019-08-15T17:29:27+00:00August 14th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Cross Docking: A Logistic Puzzle

Cross docking is an efficient shipping strategy for many companies. It's also one of the most interesting parts of the supply chain process to learn about. Here's why companies are opting to use cross docking services to achieve their shipping goals - What is cross docking? Cross docking is a direct-delivery strategy in the supply [...]

By |2019-08-08T17:54:02+00:00August 8th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

5 Questions To Ask Your Prospective Logistics Provider About Their Commitment To Optimization

If you're reading this, you're probably looking for a second or third party logistics provider. Regardless of the 'PL', logistics companies are optimizing their operations to keep up with the industry's latest and greatest innovations. But you don't need to be an expert on technological innovations to find the right logistics provider for your business. [...]

By |2019-08-12T13:42:45+00:00July 31st, 2019|blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

See For Yourself: What is Rapidship?

Alright. You've just signed up for an account at SKYCOM Courier. Welcome! We're so happy to have your business. OR - you've been using our couriers for a while and you just found out we have an online client portal. Either way, here is the low down. Let's get you started. Check out the video [...]

By |2019-07-15T22:00:50+00:00July 16th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

What Is Logistics, Really?

Learn about the role logistics plays in your day-to-day life   Your dog probably hasn't wondered how his food supply is magically replenished every month (gotta love those subscriptions) but maybe you have. Understanding the role that the logistics industry plays in our lives can answer all those questions we don't think to ask but [...]

By |2019-08-12T22:01:09+00:00June 25th, 2019|blog|2 Comments