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Global Transportation

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload | Transportfolio

Retail-Consolidation

Partial truckload shipments—shipments that don’t fill a full truck—are commonplace in supply chains, and they’re often moved by less than truckload (LTL) common carriers or full truckload carriers. While both are effective, there is a third option that can provide more opportunity for bottom line savings and increased efficiency: freight consolidation.
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Guest Post: 4 Lessons Learned on the Path to Supply Chain Efficiency

4 Lessons Learned on the Path to Supply Chain Efficiency | Transportfolio

Supply Chain Efficiency

Starting a business while in college isn’t for everyone. I can honestly say I’ve never worked harder at anything in my life, but it’s also been the most rewarding challenge I could imagine. As an online retailer, Blue Ridge Product Solutions has evolved a lot in the eight years we’ve been in business. One of the reasons for the evolution is because we learned so much in that time. None of the lessons compare to the importance of being able to scale up as your business grows—especially when it comes to retail logistics.
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4 Factors to Help Negotiate Better Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year

4 Factors to Help Negotiate Better Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year| Transportfolio

ocean-alliance

The 2017-18 ocean shipping contract season is underway. As you evaluate your budget and ponder the best way to approach negotiations, you will want to keep costs down, consider options, and mitigate risks. But this year, there are four other key points you will want to keep in mind as you talk to ocean service providers.
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Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding

Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding | Transportfolio

Ocean-Freight-Logistics

Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). It enables you to take the best advantage of space. But you’ll need to work with a forwarder that has specific LCL capabilities to get the greatest possible savings.
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Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains

Meeting the Needs of Shippers’ Global Supply Chains | Transportfolio

Global-Forwarding-Bigger-Bolder-Story

I’ve worked in the logistics industry for over 20 years. Lately I’ve been thinking about how C.H. Robinson has had a front row seat to more changes and challenges in international trade than most people can comprehend. We’ve seen the emergence of new markets, the impact of an increasingly connected globe, and the progress brought by a barrage of technological advances.
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