What is a Supply Chain Bottleneck?

What is a supply chain bottleneck? Imagine it’s a normal day and you’re headed to the grocery store to stock up. All of a sudden, you can’t find that last item on your list. You walk around the store searching from top to bottom, and you swear you saw this product the last time you went shopping. After a while of fruitless searching, you end up asking the staff for help. With a few steps and turns, you find the product.

Suddenly, when checking out the cashier finds the card reader isn’t working and scrambles to find a manager to fix it. For a long time, you stand there with your groceries, waiting for the staff to fix the issue. Once resolved, they apologize for the long delay, and you’re on your way. However, when you leave the store, it starts to rain. You scramble to get to your car without getting too wet. Inside your vehicle, your hair is soaked but your groceries are okay.

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Trucking Rebound 2021 Outlook

Most practitioners in the trucking industry wish they could go back to 2018 when there were tremendous freight volumes and increased customer demand. In that year, the overall industry revenue was $96 billion, a figure that was unachievable in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the industry suffered a large drop in freight rates that left many companies struggling to cover their operational costs and pay their employees. But there seems to be some hope for freight companies and truck drivers in 2021. Should they look forward to a trucking rebound this year? Stick around to find out.

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Balancing Brick and Mortar with E-Commerce Today

When it comes to retail, the landscape is ever-evolving. The entry of eCommerce has changed the way that people shop. However, even though online shopping is growing, people still like the customer experience that shopping in a brick and mortar store provides. As a business owner, balancing brick and mortar with e-commerce is more important than ever before. Offering both of these experiences to your consumer is the best way to stay in business for the long haul.

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Keys To Retail Compliance

Retail Compliance is an important part of any business. However, compliance has a few different meanings. One aspect of compliance is ensuring that retail locations have the right look and setup and the other deals with contract and labor conditions. Both aspects of retail compliance work towards creating more traffic and more business while also ensuring that you are operating within the proper legal framework.

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What is Capacity Crunch?

Capacity Crunch might sound like a box of favorite breakfast cereal, but in actuality, it is a supply chain industry term referring to a shortage of trucks. The capacity crunch is something that many third-party logistics companies are currently dealing with.

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Pandemic Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping is a traditional pastime during the later months of the year. While Black Friday is usually the official start of the holiday shopping season many people start even earlier. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things about the way we live, including time-honored traditions and last-minute holiday shopping.

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Can Product Shipping Bounce Back Amid Recent Disruptions?

The most visible aspect of the recent supply chain and shipping disruption side effects is the shortage of essential supplies and empty supermarket shelves. The global supply chain disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of the business from manufacturing all the way to product shipping and sales.

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Hazardous Materials Handling Warehouse Safety Tips

Many of us have heard of hazmat training. However, few who are not in related industries are aware of what precisely hazmat means. This can be problematic if it means companies and professionals overlook the importance of seeking hazardous materials training to avoid accidents and other incidents in the workplace.

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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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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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