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How to choose a 3PL provider for your business

The right third party logistics (3PL) provider can be a game changer for your business, whether you’re outsourcing logistics for the first time or unhappy with the level of service your current 3PL vendor is offering. From warehousing and fulfillment services to air freight, fleet management and/or distribution services, a 3PL provider can provide solutions....

Supporting Supply Chain Sustainability, from Packaging to Shipping

If you want to see ambitious logistics sustainability goals, look no further than large corporate supply chains. Corporations as relentlessly price-conscious as Walmart are targeting 100% renewable energy usage and zero operational emissions in the coming years, making it a goal to “work with suppliers to avoid 1 gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions” by 2030.....

Pharmaceutical Delivery: What to Look for in a Pharma Logistics Partner

Pharmacies and pharmacists play a central role in the healthcare system, both within healthcare facilities and in the community at large. People turn to pharmacists for expert advice on medications, minor ailments and more. Indeed, it can take six years to train to be a pharmacist, including two years of undergraduate study and a four....

A Warehouse Shortage Wakeup Call for Your Business

The global supply chain crisis continues to create headaches for businesses of all sizes, and warehouse woes paint an increasingly-troubling picture for business leaders. As goods become harder to move, warehouse resources are pushed beyond capacity, with a ripple effect that makes inventory management harder with every month that passes.  US warehouse vacancy has reached....

Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Holiday Season

  The peak selling season is only a few months away. It’s ideal for planning your holiday fulfillment strategy in the summer. Most consumers are already researching what they will purchase for their friends and family in October. For 2021 companies are already reporting record-breaking sales for back-to-school. The National Retail Federation (NRF) recently updated....

Offsetting our Carbon Footprint

Expak Logistics’ commitment to service extends to our community as a whole, which is why we continue to work with our clients to expand our carbon offset program.  Over the years, Expak has partnered with Dot Neutral. This organization matches businesses with carbon emission offset initiatives, including reforestation, renewable energy such as solar and wind....

3PL vs. 4PL: What is the difference?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered shopping behaviors and how consumers’ online shopping habits. Reports show that more than half of consumers now shop online more frequently than they did before the pandemic, accelerating eCommerce a decade.  For brands to succeed, they need to meet customers where they are; online. Suppose you’ve seen your brand....

What is Pool Distribution?

Pool distribution is a form of shipping that allows companies to ship their products along with other orders in a single truck. This strategy is similar to less-than-truckload (LTL); however, you would be pooling multiple shipments of your products rather than sharing the load with other brands.  For anyone looking to reduce costs and improve....

Technology Drives Supply Chain Visibility

Anyone who’s ever taken a driver’s education class should be familiar with the notion of reaction time and the importance of good visibility. The further you can see, and the clearer your visibility, the better you react to the conditions ahead of you. Bad visibility can be calamitous to a driver, and the same can....

Determining if Split Inventory is Right for You

Storing your inventory in multiple locations, across the nation, could have enormous benefits for your business.  What is Distributed Inventory? Distributed inventory helps keep products closer to your customers. Instead of a single fulfillment location, multiple locations help orders get to their end destination faster and can result in cost savings.  Thanks to Amazon Prime,....

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