An Intro to Transport Management Systems

An Intro to Transport Management Systems

As explored in a previous blog, Transport Management Systems (TMS) are an invaluable tool in ensuring secure and easy cargo transport. When paired with a highly adaptable team, they offer incredible insight and optimization of your organization’s cargo—from departure...
Preparing for Inclement Weather

Preparing for Inclement Weather

2020 brought an influx of bad weather, with more than 20 weather and climate-related events that accumulated in billions of dollars worth of damages to supply chains. Since June marked the beginning of this year’s hurricane season, it’s an excellent time to assess how...
The Benefits of Consolidation Programs

The Benefits of Consolidation Programs

Does your organization currently source from multiple suppliers near a single origin point or regularly utilize Full Container Loads (FCLs)? Are you simply looking to save time and money on shipments? If so, transferring to a shared consolidation program may help save...
Cargo Insurance Basics

Cargo Insurance Basics

As demonstrated repeatedly in recent months, cargo insurance is a necessity when transporting goods by air, land, sea, or rail. There are multiple types to choose from depending on the mode of transport, frequency of shipment, and destination. Let’s take a look at...
Summer Heat vs. Cold Storage

Summer Heat vs. Cold Storage

Summer is officially here, which means regions across the nation are beginning to feel the impact of summer heat. While this may be a reason for a lot of people to celebrate, for cold-storage supply chains, the summer brings a whole host of new issues brought on by...
4 Tips to Curb Cargo Theft

4 Tips to Curb Cargo Theft

Cargo security is one of the baseline factors in the successful transport of goods from point A to point B. Ensuring that cargo is sufficiently insured is step one in protecting an organization from possible theft, but proactivity is the key to helping reduce or avoid...
5 Biggest Advantages of Working with a Licensed Customs Broker

5 Biggest Advantages of Working with a Licensed Customs Broker

When it comes to transporting your freight through international waters, you want to know that it is in good hands throughout its entire journey, especially in this unpredictable logistics climate. One of the most vital steps when importing or exporting your freight...
Current State of the Trucking Industry

Current State of the Trucking Industry

Over the past few months, we’ve seen a major push of retailers trying to move as much inventory as possible before summer to match the stimulus-inspired consumer demand. This rush has been a serious challenge, considering the backup at many U.S. ports, particularly...
Shortages in Automotive Supply Chains

Shortages in Automotive Supply Chains

Supply chain challenges have been rampant over the past year, touching almost every industry in one way or another. One sector that various issues have heavily and continuously impacted is automotive manufacturing. Supply shortages, as well as production and shipping...
Global Vaccinations and the Supply Chain

Global Vaccinations and the Supply Chain

As the world collectively creeps towards a “return to normal” that relies in a major way on global vaccination efforts, it’s become increasingly obvious that a more widespread reopening hinges greatly on some serious supply hurdles. Let’s take a look at some of the...