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Logistics

NAFTA, Tariffs, and a Border Adjustment Tax: Alphabet Soup or a Real Concern?

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Trade policy—it’s a topic that has moved front and center over the past months with the changing administration in the United States. We’re hearing lots of questions from shippers, contract carriers, and employees about what changes might be on the horizon for global trade and how to consider what might be next. Let’s dig in and discuss some of the top trade related issues. » Read More

Delivering Flowers to the Nation for Valentine’s Day

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Delivering Flowers to the Nation for Valentine’s Day | Freshspective

Every Valentine’s Day, consumers head into stores to purchase flowers at a volume that is far higher than any other day of the year.
And, because they want to give their loved ones the freshest blooms possible, many Valentine’s Day floral purchases are made the day of—which means hundreds of stores around the country need to be prepared to have enough flowers on hand to meet their demand.
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The Chemical Supply Chain: 3 Things Learned from This Year’s LogiChem Conference

The Chemical Supply Chain: 3 Things Learned from This Year’s LogiChem Conference. Transporfolio by C.H. Robinson

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The panels and presenters at LogiChem USA displayed an expertise in chemical supply chains seen nowhere else. Because individuals at the event openly share challenges their firms face and the process to overcoming those challenges, the content is always relevant and helpful. This was my third year attending the LogiChem conference, and I am always pleased to find the focus shifts from year to year to address current trends and issues while also providing insight to the future of the industry.
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Countdown to Black Friday: How LTL Can Be Part of a Well-Rounded Strategy

Countdown to Black Friday: How LTL Can Be Part of a Well-Rounded Strategy.Transportfolio

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Retailers are working hard to prepare for the crowds of consumers who are excited to jumpstart their holiday shopping on Black Friday. Transportation and logistics professionals are in the thick of it, too. And as we get closer to the big day, less than truckload (LTL) and small parcel shipments will continue to play a big role in keeping goods flowing from manufacturers and distribution centers (DCs) to warehouses and retail locations across the country.
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7 Ways to Create a Successful Onsite Resource Relationship

7 Ways to Create a Successful Onsite Resource Relationship.Transportfolio

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So you’ve made the decision to outsource your company’s logistics and found a company to work with. Now what? You probably realize it’s critically important to keep everything flowing smoothly—especially during the transition. But figuring out how to do that may elude you. The answer may be to have someone from your new logistics outsource actually work in your building. An onsite resource is often a great option whether you’re getting started or have been outsourcing your logistics for years.
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