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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 | 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 | 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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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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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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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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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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Logistics Management | Case Studies | Entrepreneurial Spirit | Supply Chain | Distributor | History of Supply Chain | Logistics History and Speculation | On-Time Delivery | Freight Costs

When big things come in big packages

New York City Harbor. 1885. June 17th … about 6:30 pm. With your time machine safely concealed in an alley under an old paint-splattered tarp, you sit...

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Logistics Management | Pricing Strategy | Entrepreneurial Spirit | Supply Chain | Market Recession | Transportation Models | Logistics History and Speculation | Supply Chain Management | Freight Costs | Business Intelligence

Us, Them ... and the Great Unknown

This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a new set of rules to standardize how publicly traded companies disclose climate-rela...

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