Integrated Logistics Blog

Supply Chain Management | 3PL | Private Equity

Could clean tech innovations in supply chain and logistics improve a PEs profitability?

Private equity firms invested $27 billion in clean energy in 2021. This 74% jump in spending from 2020 shows the PE industry’s dedication to reducing ...

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Transportation Models | Logistics History and Speculation | Shipping

The design failures that led to today’s colossal container ships, and why you won’t see larger ships in the future

Revolutionary ship design: historical failures and future aspirations Picture the Ever Ace -- the largest container ship in the world, carrying 21,710...

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Entrepreneurial Spirit | Supply Chain Management | Freight Costs | Business Intelligence

Profitability takes perspective

How thinking differently about your sub-brand supply chains can change everything

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Distributor | Freight Costs | Business Intelligence

Gain advantage with a supply chain center of gravity analysis

Picture two rival paper manufacturing companies. They’re based in the same city. Both businesses have a nationwide customer base. They’re roughly the ...

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Logistics Management | Inventory | Warehousing | Procurement | Business Intelligence | Just In Time

Lessons we can learn from the changing lumber industry

When managing your day-to-day freight challenges and struggling to fill customer orders on time, it’s easy to overlook big changes in the market that ...

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Logistics History and Speculation | Supply Chain Management | Business Intelligence

Cybersecurity, piracy, and the element of surprise

You know how some of IL2000’s blog posts get straight to the point while others take their time? This second blog post in our cybersecurity series fal...

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Entrepreneurial Spirit | Market Recession | Supply Chain Management | Private Equity

Better logistics, bigger returns

Maximize your profit margin with managed supply chain optimization A business needs a few key attributes if it’s going to succeed. Tenacious leadershi...

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Logistics Management | Supply Chain Management | 3PL | Private Equity

How logistics management can improve profitability across a PE's entire portfolio of companies

Private equity firms look for an annual profit of between 20% and 25%. They estimate that one in every five companies they acquire will be a failure, ...

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Logistics Management | Supply Chain Management | 3PL

The material of a thousand uses

The world economy and the landscape of consumerism, changed once plastics became widely used in products and packaging. As we can tell you, the robust...

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Logistics Management | Transportation Models | On-Time Delivery | Freight Costs | Business Intelligence

Burdened by a dedicated fleet of transportation vehicles? We can fix that.

Does your company’s supply chain rely on a dedicated fleet of vehicles? Do you feel locked into that approach, perhaps owing to some taxing combinatio...

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Logistics Management | Supply Chain Management | Business Intelligence

Why it’s vital to work with a 3PL you trust

Canada. July 2020. It’s morning, and the personnel of a mid-sized Canadian trucking company are logging into workstations, checking their daily schedu...

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Logistics Management | Pricing | Transportation Models | Logistics History and Speculation | Freight Costs

How to resolve freight charge disputes without going nuclear

Shipping goods from point A to point B is critical for managing supply chains, meeting market demands and, yes, even detecting incoming bombers during...

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