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 is visibility into things like inventory, orders, vehicles, people and equipment using real-time information. This kind of transparency is [...]

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 chain process that reduces material handling and eliminates warehousing. To set the scene, cross docking happens at the receiving [...]

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. You know your business's needs more than anybody. If you want to find out if a company's supply management [...]

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 down below to see what it looks like to have a Rapidship account! Tell me more... Rapidship is a [...]

Booms, Banks and Bugs: 3 Current Events In Logistics You Should Know About

Logistics is behind many of the operations in our lives. Keep up to date on the industry you may not know you care about. Here's the short on 3 logistics happenings that you'll be glad you read. There's been a surge in job growth. The WSJ reported on the comeback in transportation payroll after a tough 1st fiscal quarter (link). There was an economic bust in the industry resulting in a payroll decline in the first fiscal [...]

3 Ways To Order a Courier That Will Improve Your Productivity

Did you know that SKYCOM Courier offers 3 different methods to order a courier? Find out if you're using the method that works best for YOU.  I’m a big fan of productivity hacks. I plan my week using efficiency tips and tricks to set me up for success (shout out to Before Breakfast Podcast). While I have agency of my own time management, I can’t control how well the rest of the world is [...]