Integrated Logistics Blog (2)

Entrepreneurial Spirit | Supply Chain Management | Core Values

In case of emergency, break glass

Organizations operate at different frequencies. Some have scattered teams with various approaches and ways of working. Others are so regimented that w...

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Logistics Management | Transportation Models | Logistics History and Speculation | Supply Chain Management

The changing tide of port congestion and supply chains

The question on everyone’s mind is, when will supply chains return to normal? Some critics argue it won’t, that “normal” is gone. The world has perman...

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Logistics Management | Supply Chain Management | Rapid Response

A hurricane response strategy can save your business

One day our office phone rang. This guy, let’s call him Jim, is a long-standing client. Jim is usually pretty cool, calm and collected, but this time ...

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Logistics Management | Distributor | History of Supply Chain | Supply Chain Management | Freight Costs | Procurement

Incoterms: Clunky word, important concept

In the early 1800s, the world was starting to see its first real glimmer of a structured, regulated international economy. Fueled by the British Empir...

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Logistics Management | History of Supply Chain | Supply Chain Management | 3PL | Business Intelligence

Resignations killing your logistics operation? IL2000 can help

Burnout, stress and desire for higher pay all contributed to 2021 seeing the highest rate of supply chain manager resignations since 2016. While the A...

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Market Recession | Supply Chain Management | Freight Costs | Rapid Response

The secret formula that beats supply chain uncertainty

Right now, we’re watching a critical supply chain in a state of near-total collapse. Families across the US are bearing the brunt of a critical baby f...

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Transportation Models | Supply Chain Management | On-Time Delivery | Business Intelligence | Just In Time | Rapid Response

JIT Delivery: How to make it work

JIT: Here are three letters that can strike fear into the heart of even the most seasoned supply chain manager. This jittery little acronym refers to ...

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Logistics Management | Supply Chain | Transportation Models | Supply Chain Management | Freight Costs

Freight classification for LTL

What you should know about freight classification and why it’s important. If LTL shipping is even a small part of your supply chain, you’re probably a...

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Entrepreneurial Spirit | Logistics History and Speculation | Supply Chain Management | Business Intelligence

Logistics on Mars

It is the year 2055. It has been a tempestuous few decades for the human species. Supply chains have waxed and waned. Artificial intelligence has brea...

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Logistics Management | Entrepreneurial Spirit | Supply Chain | Transportation Models | Supply Chain Management | Freight Costs

Capacity: Why is it so flingin’ flangin’ hard to get right?

Imagine that you need to ship an item with a carrier. You run the math and estimate a shipping cost of $1000. A week later, the carrier comes back and...

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Pricing Strategy | Supply Chain Management | On-Time Delivery | Freight Costs | Business Intelligence

Adam and Eve (& Stan): Why supply chain software can’t beat expertise

Way back in the 1960s the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) started experimenting with a weird concept. Their idea was to see if co...

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Logistics Management | Supply Chain Management | On-Time Delivery | Freight Costs | Rapid Response

From proactive to rapid response

Since we started operation as a 3PL nearly a quarter of a century ago, IL2000 has invested considerable time and energy into fixing supply chain issue...

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