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Tips for Avoiding Costly Freight Damage

Eliminating unnecessary costs is a crucial aspect to supply chain optimization. If you’re seeing a significant amount of freight damage in the shipments you send, it might be time to focus in on this potentially expensive area.  Although reliable industry-wide statistics are hard to come by, the National Cargo Security Council (NCSC) estimated at one point that the global financial impact of cargo loss exceeded $50 billion annually. Additionally, Packaging Digest estimates that as many as 11% of loads arrive with some kind of damage, with the average sitting at about 2%.  In addition to the obvious cost of damaged goods that you can no longer sell, freight damage also creates a ripple effect throughout your operation:   First, there’s the cost of replacing the shipment for your customer, which might also include paying for expedited freight. Additionally, […]

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Approved Ranked as Top 3PL Company for Sixth Year

Approved is proud to announce to have once again been honored as 2021’s Top 100 3PL companies by Inbound Logistics Magazine. This is the sixth year we have made this prestigious list. The recognition is given for exceptional supply chain expertise, strategic vision, and client partnerships. “We are so honored to be selected for this prestigious list for the sixth year,” said Randy Tutor, Vice President of Sales. “This year, our team has worked through pandemic challenges to continue providing best in class service. I couldn’t be more proud.” Approved Forwarders was handpicked by the Inbound Logistics editors for this select list of best of […]

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Supply Chain Management & Its Delivery Phase: Vital for Hawaii-Based Businesses

Out of all the links in a supply chain, the delivery phase is where the rubber meets the road. It’s that crucial moment in which the product that you’ve worked so hard to bring to fruition ends up in the hands of the person you created it for.   As you may already realize, how your product gets delivered is just important as the product itself—and maybe even more so. To illustrate this point, consider this statistic from a survey produced by Convey, a delivery experience management software developer. Their research revealed that 84% of consumers say that they won’t buy again from a brand after just one single bad delivery experience. In other words, the delivery phase of your supply chain is crucial to your customer […]

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Industry Update: Retailers Look to Micro-Fulfillment for Last-Mile Savings

eCommerce enjoyed explosive growth in 2020, with a 44% year-over-year increase from 2019, according to an estimate from the research organization Digital Commerce 360. While a great deal of that spike was due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online retail was on a continual rise long before reports of COVID emerged. Case in point: Estimates from Digital Commerce 360 report that online sales growth of 15.1% from 2018 to 2019. As demand for online retail has increased, so have customer expectations. A 2020 survey from software company ShipStation revealed that two out of three consumers expect free shipping options from brands, especially in light of the […]

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