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Logistics Terms Made Easy: What Is a 3PL? 

It’s something thousands of people ask Google every month, and, if you’re not in the freight/logistics industry, it’s not really common knowledge. So we’re here to clear up the answer to this frequently asked question:  What is a 3PL?  In addition to explaining exactly what a 3PL company is, we’ll also take you on a quick tour of what a 3PL does—and how they can help you with your business logistics. Let’s dive in!  What Is a 3PL?  3PL is actually an acronym that stands for 3rd–Party Logistics. When someone hires a 3PL company, they’re turning over their logistics—including things like warehousing and fulfillment—to a third party. That third party, the 3PL, is a company […]

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How an ABC Analysis Can Help You Leverage the Best-of-the-Best Inventory Control Practices

When it comes to inventory control, you’re often dealing with two schools of thought: Just-in-case, in which you carry, for example, 2-3 months of inventory at a time that’s stored in a warehouse, then distributed. Just-in-time, in which you order, receive and distribute just enough to supply your customers, without storing much inventory at all. However, in addition to these two options, you really have a third: A hybrid approach in which you combine both. Ultimately, assembling the right mix of inventory control strategies will depend on your business’s unique needs. That being said, one way you might consider approaching a hybrid inventory control system […]

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Just in Time Logistics vs. Just in Case Storage: Which is Right for Your Business?

The consumer landscape is changing, nay, has changed. Same-day delivery, free shipping, and near instant access to more items than a brick and mortar store can hold, are all changing how customers and buyers think about vendors. A simple Google search for the “future of retail” yields thousands of results on current changes happening in retail and the impending doom for traditional store models. In order to compete with behemoths like Amazon, Wal Mart, and Target, medium-sized businesses (even most large) must reevaluate how they are storing, stocking, and shipping. Relying on the status quo in supply chain management means stagnation. For retailers and vendors stagnation means an […]

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5 WAYS TO FIND THE PERFECT FF&E FREIGHT PROVIDER

  The plans are finished, the sconces for the hallways are chosen, and the handles on the nightstands match the curve of the headboard. But how are you going to get your carefully curated furniture, fixtures, and equipment to the job site? Where are you going to store it? By including an FF&E Freight Provider in planning from the start, you can ensure your projects are a success. 1. Tour Your Prospective Provider’s Facility If you are looking for a provider, most are going to say they have the space to accommodate your project. Some will do anything to close the deal – including making […]

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