Common Supply Chain Disruptions & Why Your Delivery Might Be Late

It's more than likely you've fallen victim to common disruptions that arise in the supply chain. Nobody wins when order production or fulfillment is delayed and deliveries aren't on time. Here are some of the prevailing supply chain snags that affect us all: Delays in the supply chain Disruptions to the supply chain affect suppliers and customers alike. When it happens, we don't typically consider what's happening in the different segments of the supply [...]

5 Common Supply Chain Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

Mistakes happen. But in the logistics industry mistakes are costly. Companies should be aware of common inefficiencies that occur in the supply chain so they can work with their provider to avoid them. Here are 5 common mistakes in the supply chain to avoid: 1) Weak risk management Supply chain risk management (SCRM). When a provider's management is short-sighted, the risk for inefficiencies in the supply chain becomes greater. A lot of risk management [...]

3 Key Elements Of 3PLs (Third Party Logistics)

Outsourcing is all the rage these days- especially in the supply chain. When it comes to shipping, distribution, warehousing and fulfillment, businesses are contracting out to 3PLs for segments- or all -of their supply chain. A logistics provider's performance can have a strong influence on a company's overall performance. There are three essential elements of 3PLs. Here's what they are: Key elements of 3PLs Third party logistics providers offer supply chain management to companies, [...]

What’s The Difference Between Courier Services And Standard Delivery?

They're speedy, secure and cost effective. So why are courier service providers so often overlooked? If you're looking to outsource your company's delivery operations and you aren't sure how courier services differ from standard parcel delivery, here's how: What's the difference between a courier service and standard delivery service? Standard delivery service Think USPS or UPS. These folks offer carrier services for shippers whose delivery needs are standard and non-urgent. E-commerce goods and care [...]

What’s The Difference Between A 3PL and a Freight Broker?

When shopping around for a logistics provider for your shipping needs, many folks come across two terms- "Third Party Logistics Provider" and "Freight Broker." While both can provide similar services, there are some key differences between the two. This is how third party logistics providers and freight brokers are different: What does a freight broker do? Individuals or companies with freight broker licenses are service providers that act as liaisons between shippers and carriers. [...]

3 Supply Chain Thought Leaders That Are Influencing The Industry

The on-going evolution of the supply chain in the logistics industry is prompting us to think about what its future looks like. More and more industry experts from all parts the supply chain are influencing this future. From the physical movement of goods to technology development, supply chain thought leaders are optimizing the old and introducing some new. Here are just a few industry thought leaders to keep your eye on: What is a [...]