3PL Warehouse KPIs Fundamentals

 

Supply chains are crucial to the operation of any retail or commercial business. No matter what field you may be in, a disruption in supply can lead to a disruption of service for the end consumer. When that happens, businesses lose money or can fail completely. Working with a reliable 3PL will reduce hiccups and bring stronger security to your supply chain. It’s important to monitor your 3PL Warehouse KPIs to make sure that your business needs are being met or find areas for improvement.

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How Micro-Fulfillment Benefits (MFC) the Supply Chain?

Micro-fulfillment involves the use of very small-scale warehouses placed in accessible locations near to the end-consumer. It has been described by some as “AirBnB” for logistics. In the same vein as Airbnb, it has the potential to streamline and improve the business model.

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Refrigerated LTL Shipping Trends

In the wake of COVID-19, life, and business as we know them have changed. This has affected nearly every aspect of commerce, and that includes making major waves through the shipping and logistics industries.

In particular, Refrigerated LTL shipping (Less Than Truckload) has been impacted in a number of ways owing to the unique demands created by this global crisis. Here is what you need to know.

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COVID-19 & Reefer Shipping

It is no secret that the economy of the United States has taken a huge hit. There were 3.3 million people signed up for unemployment by March 21, 2020. However, these high numbers are expected to continue to rise and when it comes to reefer shipping and the entire trucking…

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What Does Agile Warehouse Management Mean?

What Is Agility In Warehouse Management? The concept of agility was introduced by Goldman et al. in 1995. It means “readiness to change”, from a business perspective, agility is defined as a strategy that is more responsive in a volatile market place, where this strategy is totally demand-driven. It also…

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How Does the Cubic Capacity Rule impact LTL Shipping?

If you’ve been looking over your old LTL shipping invoices, then you might have noticed some unusual figures and numbers. These logistics companies tend to use a lot of different jargon and terminology. As a result, it can be confusing for the clients (that’s us) to know what they’re talking…

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LTL Truckload Myths

LTL shipping (less than truckload) is used by countless businesses for a host of different reasons. But if this isn’t something that you need to deal with on a daily basis, then you may find that you lack a lot of crucial information about the process. You may, therefore, find…

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Trucking Company Closures in 2019

There have been several high-profile, sudden trucking company closures in 2019. New England Motor Freight, a large regional less-than-truckload carrier, filed for bankruptcy in February. In April, Ohio-based Falcon Transport suddenly shuttered operations and left drivers, equipment, and freight stranded. Last month, Minnesota-based regional LTL carrier LME Inc. closed all…

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