Logistics Management

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 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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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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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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