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Look Who's Riding the Rails: Why Rail Has Become a Viable Option for Grocery Manufacturers

Look Who’s Riding the Rails: Why Rail Has Become a Viable Option for Grocery Manufacturers

Slow service. Indirect routes. Poor visibility. These are just some of the reasons consumer goods companies have given for avoiding use of intermodal rail for freight moves. But rail service has improved to the point that products that would never have seen the inside of an intermodal container are... »


Shifting the Paradigm of 'One-Size-Fits-All' for Shared Warehousing & Omni-channel Fulfillment

Shifting the Paradigm of ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ for Shared Warehousing & Omni-channel Fulfillment

For companies who require unique omni-channel fulfillment for unique products, and don't have the size or scale to justify a dedicated warehouse, LeSaint Logistics is shifting the paradigms of 'one-size-fits-all' for shared warehousing. Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper. »


Customer Service Levels Soar by Integrating Manufacturing and Distribution

Customer Service Levels Soar by Integrating Manufacturing and Distribution

This white paper and case study shares how NorthCape, a leading national outdoor furniture manufacturer, has dramatically improved customer service levels and business performance by integrating manufacturing and distribution with LeSaint Logistics. Please CLICK HERE to download the... »


Enhancing Supply Chain Performance through Outsourcing

Enhancing Supply Chain Performance through Outsourcing

This white paper highlights how leading companies are experiencing significant cost benefits and increased efficiencies by outsourcing to third-party logistics providers (3PLs). Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper. »


2016 Supplier Information Management Report

2016 Supplier Information Management Report

Supplier information management (SIM) can help you boost the efficiency of your supply chain. Gain a better understanding of SIM solutions, what features to look for, and adoption and onboarding strategies in this report from PayStream Advisors. Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper. »


As Car Sales Zoom, Automotive Supply Chains Race to Keep Up

As Car Sales Zoom, Automotive Supply Chains Race to Keep Up

No doubt there is a certain irony that an industry built on making vehicles that move people from place to place, is itself essentially grounded if it can't get needed parts to assembly plants - or its finished product to market. No one argues that the automotive industry is at a complete... »


Traditional Retailers Tackle the Omnichannel

Traditional Retailers Tackle the Omnichannel

It has become obvious to anyone doing business in the retail sector that the industry has and will continue to undergo radical change. The reason is, of course, the internet and the explosion of e- commerce. But traditional retailers and online upstarts alike know that the picture is more... »


Finding a TMS that will Deliver Value Today and in the Future

Finding a TMS that will Deliver Value Today and in the Future

The complexity that transportation teams are dealing with has increased dramatically in the past decade, and continues to increase in present day. Nonetheless, logistics managers are expected to drive cost savings and heightened customer service. Like retailers, B2B suppliers are under increasing... »


Electronic Invoicing: European Union Directives Bring New Efficiencies and Cost Savings to Shipping

Electronic Invoicing: European Union Directives Bring New Efficiencies and Cost Savings to Shipping

Despite the benefits of e-invoicing and looming regulation deadlines, many companies doing business in Europe still print and mail invoices, following old operating standards. This white paper addresses the current state of e-invoicing in Europe, the challenges and benefits of working with... »


How Technology is Reshaping the Modern Supply Chain

How Technology is Reshaping the Modern Supply Chain

It's no secret that tech innovations have become key to the evolution of business processes. Whether born of necessity, to fill a niche need, or developed as a blue-sky invention that business adopts, new technologies power much of the growth and development we see in supply chain operations. This... »


What Arrives in L.A. stays in L.A.: DC Bypass Strategies that Leverage the Largest U.S. Gateway

What Arrives in L.A. stays in L.A.: DC Bypass Strategies that Leverage the Largest U.S. Gateway

As a majority of retail products are sourced in Asia and arrive at West Coast ports, mid-tier retailers who rely exclusively on centralized distribution centers may be incurring inefficiencies and limiting their growth. Routing all product to an East Coast or Midwest DC, only to bring a quarter of... »


U.S. Exporters Can Benefit From Multiple State/Federal - and Canadian - Incentives and Resources

U.S. Exporters Can Benefit From Multiple State/Federal—and Canadian—Incentives and Resources

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, "lack of awareness" is a leading reason why many businesses choose not to explore export opportunities. In fact, less than one percent of all U.S. businesses export, and of those that do, the majority interacts only with NAFTA trading... »


Ten Considerations in Preparing Your Time-Sensitive Shipments

Ten Considerations in Preparing Your Time-Sensitive Shipments

Businesses that regularly ship time-sensitive goods often have a blind faith in their logistics provider's ability to ensure an on-time delivery. And it isn't until something goes wrong - a delivery is missed, or a shipment arrives damaged - that a shipping process's inefficiencies are... »


Avoiding Delays and Unexpected Costs: Facilitating the U.S.-Canada Border Clearance Process

Avoiding Delays and Unexpected Costs: Facilitating the U.S.-Canada Border Clearance Process

Do your shipments arrive at the Canadian border eligible for expedited review, with all documentation pre-filed and duties and taxes paid? Or do they go to the end of the line and wait? And wait. Clearing goods through the U.S./Canadian customs process can be a confusing and time-consuming... »


LTL Secrets Revealed: How Small Shippers Use Collaborative Strategies to Reduce High LTL Costs

LTL Secrets Revealed: How Small Shippers Use Collaborative Strategies to Reduce High LTL Costs

For years small to medium-sized shippers have endured the higher cost of LTL carriers because they lacked the volume to ship full truckloads. Today, more lower-volume shippers are leveraging the matchmaking capabilities of 3PLs to create full truckloads stuffed with freight from multiple companies... »


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