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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,....

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)....

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