Logistics Management

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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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 | Entrepreneurial Spirit | Supply Chain | Market Recession | Retail | History of Supply Chain | Logistics History and Speculation | Silicon Chip Shortage | Supply Chain Management

A tale of empty shelf panic, pandemics, and life or death supply chains

A man stumbles out of a dense rainforest into a village clearing. He sways on his feet, sinking to his knees as another bout of trembling crashes over...

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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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Logistics Management | Supply Chain | Transportation Models | Business Intelligence

You don’t know what you don’t know … what?

In the darkest days of World War II, the US Naval Air-force faced a serious problem. Airpower had come to play a major role in the conflict. Fighter a...

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