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Supply Chain Consulting

The Basics of Air Freight: Optimizing Your Global Supply Chain

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

Air-freight

Before jumping into the basics, let’s first clarify what air freight means exactly. At the most basic level, air freight can be defined as: The transportation of goods by aircraft.
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Don’t Waste Your Time Playing Truckload Fuel Surcharge Games

Don’t Waste Your Time Playing Truckload Fuel Surcharge Games

Fuel Game

Over the last few years, both gas and diesel fuel prices have been trending downwards. While lower prices at the pump probably bring welcome savings to your personal pocketbook, changing fuel prices impact the trucking industry in a different way, thanks to fuel surcharge programs. » Read More

4 Steps to Simplify LTL Shipping

LTL Shipping

LTL shipping is an excellent way for shippers to increase profitability and efficiency. But how to successfully capitalize on LTL capabilities can pose a challenge for shippers. LTL shippers want to know how they can utilize LTL shipping to save money and make their supply chain more efficient, they are just unsure of how to get there on their own.

Let’s face it, LTL is multifaceted. Overseeing your LTL shipments takes a lot of attention and industry expertise. I’ve discovered that many companies have difficulty dealing with the complexities of freight classes, tariffs, discounts, and fuel surcharges that come along with LTL.
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What’s Missing in Your Total Landed Cost

What’s Missing in Your Total Landed Cost.Transportfolio

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Editor’s note: This post originally ran in 2012. Since it’s a relevant topic, we wanted to share it with you again.

From what we’ve seen, it is rare that a company knows their true total landed cost (TLC) for each item they produce and deliver. There’s a reason for this. For most companies, there are many costs in hiding. And unless you hunt down and include those hidden costs in your TLC calculations, you’re basing supply chain decisions on incomplete data. » Read More