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TRENDS IN 2024: TECH TRANSFORMATION IS THE NEW NORMAL

While the pandemic may be behind us, COVID disruption both created and accelerated supply chain trends which will continue to shape the logistics industry, in 2024 and beyond. The issues may feel familiar, but the consequences of the COVID-induced downturn accelerated a supply chain evolution that continues to ripple through the industry.  Coming into 2023,....

Retail Pool Distribution, Getting Goods In-Store Faster and More Efficiently

In an era where consumer expectations are sky-high, retail businesses must seek out strategies that not only cut costs but also improve retail supply chain efficiency, which is a cornerstone of the retail experience.  Having the right merchandise consistently in stock is good for business. Stockouts, on the other hand, can result in not only....

A Truck N’ Hustle interview with Expak Logistics

Introduction October 10, 2023. In the latest episode of the “Truck N’ Hustle” podcast, host Rahmel Wattley sits down with Michael Kraus, the CEO of Expak Logistics. With a deep dive into the intricacies of the logistics world, Rahmel expertly navigates the conversation, drawing insights and stories from Michael’s extensive experience in the industry. This....

Driving Success in Auto Parts: How Third Party Logistics Helps Keep Customers on the Road

The age of the average American automobile is rising, to an all time high of 12.5 years, as reported by S&P Global Mobility. It’s a scenario caused in part by global supply chain issues that emerged during the pandemic, limiting the availability of new vehicles and pushing up the costs of acquiring both new and....

The Role of Third-Party Logistics Providers in Pool Distribution

As the business world grows increasingly competitive, companies are on a constant search for ways to streamline their operations and cut costs. One powerful solution? Pool distribution.  By consolidating multiple shipments with similar destinations into a single truck bound for a regional distribution center, rather than sending smaller less-than-truckload (LTL) loads separately, companies can optimize....

The Logistics of Maintaining the Retail Pharmacy Chain of Custody

Retail pharmacies are a ubiquitous part of the retail landscape, whether in supermarkets and big box retailers, or as independent, stand-alone businesses. The logistical planning and execution required to support these businesses is a complex and demanding process, involving the secure transportation, storage, and distribution of pharmaceutical products that are heavily regulated by the Food....

Supply Chain Trends for 2023

In many respects, January 1st 2023 is just another day when it comes to the supply chain landscape. The complex world of logistics management doesn’t magically transform when we ring in the New Year. Problems that made 2022 a challenging year for supply chain professionals will likely persist well into 2023.  Nevertheless, we’ve lived through....

In B2B Retail Distribution, Reliability is Everything

We live in an age of overnight delivery that brings goods to the consumer’s home in a matter of clicks. Brick and mortar retailers are pushed harder than ever to satisfy customer’s evolving wants and needs. Indeed, one bad customer experience can have a devastating domino effect, both for the retailer and any supplier who....

Considering Same-Day Shipping for B2B Deliveries

We live in an on-demand era, where people expect goods and services to be delivered almost instantly, at the tap of a button. In the B2C realm, Amazon’s Prime delivery service set the pace for same-day customer expectations at a scale few can compete with. At the same time, many restaurant delivery services that got....

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....

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