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Benefits of Outsourcing Logistics to a 3PL

An optimized supply chain is a competitive advantage and an increased number of companies are realizing how they can achieve this with a 3PL partner. According to an IBIS World industry report, the third-party logistics industry has grown at an average rate of 5.2% from 2015-2020. The rapid growth in e-commerce and new technologies has …

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Alternatives to Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)

Amazon is the world leader for e-commerce and for good reason. Their online marketplace has extensive reach, and the convenience of their fulfillment services is an attractive feature to many business owners. Outsourcing all fulfillment services to Amazon (aka: FBA), while convenient, comes at a price that can sometimes be not-so-convenient. With the high storage …

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Outsourcing Amazon FBA Prep to a Third-Party (3PL)

Sending inventory to an Amazon fulfillment center for FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) is not as easy as throwing it in boxes and sending it on its way. Amazon has many requirements that the inventory must meet to be accepted into their facility without incurring penalties. There are a few ways that businesses can get their …

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Transloading and Deconsolidation: A Cross Docking Strategy for Product Distribution

Partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that is near an inbound port creates many options for your company’s products when it comes to logistics strategies. A 3PL can receive your containers, provide storage for your products, and return the container within quick windows to avoid fees. Another option is to remove the warehouse element …

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Importance of a Clean and Organized Warehouse

One critical item that needs to be on every warehouse’s to-do list, is regular cleaning. A clean and organized warehouse is about more than making the environment appealing and pleasant. It also encourages increased team productivity, leads to more efficient inventory management, eliminates waste, prevents health and safety issues, lowers maintenance costs, and represents company …

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8 Factors to Consider When Choosing a 3PL for e-Commerce Fulfillment and Distribution

Is handling e-commerce fulfillment and distribution in-house holding back the growth of your business? If so, you may want to consider outsourcing these operations to a 3PL provider. Trying to figure out what 3PL provider to partner with can be a difficult task. To help with this task, we have compiled a list of 8 factors to consider when choosing a 3PL …

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Benefits of a Heavy Haul Corridor

Does your business pay to ship air because you are weighing out before filling your shipping container? Between packaging and unfilled containers, more than 25% of what businesses ship is empty space, which amounts to more than 61 million containers a year that are being shipped unnecessarily. Standard U.S. roads limit trucks to a gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds, which means the containers can only weigh up to …

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Why Kansas City is the Perfect Place for Logistics and Supply Chain Operations

Kansas City is well-known for barbecue, music, and Patrick Mahomes, but another notable feature that keeps the area thriving is its industrial development. The region has been well-established as a main center for trade, distribution, warehousing, and manufacturing and is now a leader for international trade. Its central location provides many benefits including an advantageous transportation infrastructure, the Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone, and continuing industrial growth. Businesses …

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