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3 Myths About Dedicated Fleet Management

Operating a fleet of delivery vehicles is a complicated and time-consuming task. From hiring drivers to managing routes, payroll, taxes, insurance, vehicle maintenance costs, safety compliance, and more, it can easily interfere with your core business operation’s efficiency. Outsourcing your fleet management with a 3PL logistics company can lower liability and reduce transportation expenses –....

Expak Continues to Protect the PPE Supply Chain

We’re now many months into the Coronavirus pandemic, and the unprecedented demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) we saw surging earlier this year will be “the new normal” for the foreseeable future. Businesses involved in the manufacturing and distribution of PPE are no doubt bracing for the possibility of a second surge of COVID infections....

Warehouse & Fulfillment Integrations

When it comes to Warehouse and Fulfillment Services, reliability is the cornerstone of a successful vendor relationship. Can you rely on your distribution partner to deliver the level of product security you’d insist on within your organization? Can you trust that partner to quickly move shipments so deadlines are not missed, and sales are not....

Omnichannel Fulfillment Strategies

Logistics managers are feeling the increasing pressures presented by rising demand in e-commerce and customer expectations of omnichannel fulfillment. Managers of Warehouses and Distribution Centers (DCs) are battling smaller orders, ever-decreasing delivery windows, and persistent labor shortages. A robust omnichannel logistics strategy can help improve transit times, lower costs and ensure the customer has a....

What the Coronavirus Pandemic has Revealed about Supply Chain Disruptions & How to Prepare

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken up every aspect of modern life, revealing cracks in many of the old models of doing business. There isn’t a single market sector in a single country that hasn’t been affected. Among the many lessons still being learned, often the hard way, by politicians, businesses, and individuals, the lessons for....

Putaway Process: Automating for Warehousing and Fulfillment Efficiency

As globalization and e-commerce continue to expand, the warehouse industry is growing at an exponential rate. Consumer demands are unrelenting. Every warehousing fulfillment company must compete for maximum efficacy or risk falling behind the competition. Most companies, when reviewing their warehousing and fulfillment, will look to speed up outbound processes as picking, shipping, and packing.....

Warehouse Management Trends in 2019

Logistics managers are feeling the increasing pressures presented by rising demand in e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment. Managers of Warehouses and Distribution Centers (DCs) are battling with smaller orders, ever-decreasing delivery windows, and persistent labor shortages. Many of them are turning to technology to help ease the workflow burden. While automation, robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)....

What Are On-Demand Warehouses?

There’s a growing trend within the e-commerce industry: direct to consumer (DTC). In the past, companies would need to open a physical store, invest in complex websites, and spend thousands on advertising. Today, savvy solopreneurs can open a simple one-page online shop and sell directly to their social media followers. Sound too goo to be....

The Truth about Multi-client Warehousing

A decline in available warehousing has made US companies– big and small– scramble for an alternative to an outdated system of inventory management. One solution that is growing in popularity is multi-client warehousing due to its time-saving and cost-effective nature.

Why Manufacturers Should Work with a 3PL Logistics Company

The best and worst problem a business can have is being overwhelmed by order growth. It’s fantastic that consumers are interested in buying your product, but your business will suffer if you break customer trust by not fulfilling your shipping and fulfillment promise. When you are overwhelmed by order growth, you lose the opportunity to....

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