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Manufacturers Have Little Control Over Inventory Turns & their 3PLs Are Focused Elsewhere

Studies show that the typical cost of carrying inventory is 10.6% of the inventory value. The highest performing manufacturers with the most profitability growth potential spend 7.4% while the lowest performers spend double on inventory (up to 14%!) Because there is a 77% correlation between profitability and inventory turns, it’s important for manufacturers to keep inventory levels as low as possible and to sell inventory as quickly as possible.

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Logistics Solutions - Freight Brokers

Definition of a Freight Broker – A freight broker is a company or individual who acts as a middle man between the transport service provider and the customer. Freight brokers do not actually provide the truck or the shipping, but instead they provide essential services that will help the shipper identify the best freighting company.

Topics: Trucking Industry third party logistics Freight Brokers 3PL

Choosing The Right Warehouse

Finding the right warehouse can be a daunting task.  Below you will find tips on your search for a good warehouse that will meet your business requirements and allow you to do what you do best.
  • Are they committed to knowing your product 

    This is where good warehousing begins, and your supplier will need to know everything there is to know about the product you will be storing at their warehouse. The supplier should know the product front to back before bringing in the first carton into their facility, the products characteristics are going to determine how it will be handled and stored. They can learn the characteristics by asking the following questions:
Topics: WHAT IF third party logistics warehouse

What You Need to Know About 3PL's

Below is a brief overview of the types of third party logistics providers and tips on what to look for when choosing a provider.

Topics: Transportation third party logistics 3PL

Forklift Safety and Training

Cindy Hartley - Marketing Manager

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 Blog Post Courtesy of: Mike Hammond - VP General Manager RGL

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What is missing in how most logistics is done?

By: Roger Whitton – VP of Marketing

Topics: Trucking Industry Transportation logistics third party logistics Outsourcing

Five Game-Changing Rules for Vested Outsourcing

Editor’s Note:  We recently came across the term “Vested Outsourcing”. Defined as a hybrid business model in which both parties in an outsourcing relationship focus on shared values and goals to create an arrangement that is mutually beneficial to each.

Topics: logistics Co-Pack third party logistics Outsourcing Contract Packaging

Who Moved My Cheese (and everything else for that matter)?

By Roger Whitton – VP of Marketing

The 2012 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) published recently by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Labor Statistics gives us some answers. Here are a few interesting details from the report:

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How to Differentiate Yourself in the Third Party Logistics World


In the ever-changing world of logistics, third party logistics companies all share the common struggle of how to differentiate from the competition in an effort to carve out market share and drive profitability. Many focus on superior customer service. Others pride themselves on technology and innovation, while some continue to compete largely on price. These strategic models are just a few examples, each of which has merit.

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