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The “Now Economy” and Your Supply Chain

The “Now Economy” and Your Supply Chain

In order to fulfill consumer demands and keep up with the e-commerce phenomenon known as the “Amazon Effect,” supply chain managers are forced to adjust strategies so they won’t lose loyal customers – or even worse, their business.  Technology advancements over the past 20 years have given...[more]


Transportation Optimization Network Special Report

Transportation Optimization Network Special Report

Businesses are faced with several challenges when it comes to moving freight. From the driver shortage to capacity constraints to increased shipment costs and a nearly 100% active truck utilization, not having an optimized transportation network could be holding your business back. When it comes to...[more]


Making Sure the Last (Cross-Border) Mile Doesn't Hurt Your Business

Making Sure the Last (Cross-Border) Mile Doesn't Hurt Your Business

Shippers responding to the ever-rising customer demand for lightning-fast fulfillment are finding the expense of getting goods delivered fast over the last mile to Canada is increasing. Without first putting in place operational protocols that make economic sense, shippers could be allowing their...[more]


Global Aftermarket Leader Keeps Distribution Hub Running Smoothly by Automating Handheld Device Management

Global Aftermarket Leader Keeps Distribution Hub Running Smoothly by Automating Handheld Device Management

Learn how Meritor deployed AXCESS automated locker solutions at the point of work to increase productivity -- saving 1,040 hours annually. Handheld replacement costs have been reduced by 97% and completely eliminated the loss of handhelds. Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper.[more]


Leading Convenience Store Chain Slashes Costs, Increases Productivity Through Self-Serve, Automated Lockers

Leading Convenience Store Chain Slashes Costs, Increases Productivity Through Self-Serve, Automated Lockers

Casey’s General Store, the fourth-largest convenience store chain in the nation, needed to improve how its new RF and voice-picking equipment were managed. AXCESS automated locker solutions from Apex now manage the equipment. Employee accountability for this valuable technology has increased and...[more]


Understanding Customs Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties

Understanding Customs Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties

Did you know that, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), roughly four percent of products entering the United States are subject to anti-dumping or countervailing duties (AD/CVD)?  This means, essentially, that the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission...[more]


Proper Tariff Classification - A Vital Part of Customs Compliance

Proper Tariff Classification - A Vital Part of Customs Compliance

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), tariff classification mistakes are a top cause of shipment clearance delays, as well as a red flag for a potential customs audit.  Every product entering or leaving the United States must be assigned a classification code, but assigning...[more]


Is Your Supply Chain Canada-Ready?

Is Your Supply Chain Canada-Ready?

Five Tips to Ensuring a Highly Effective Canadian Logistics Strategy[more]


Track/Trace Solutions for the Logistics Supply Chain

Track/Trace Solutions for the Logistics Supply Chain

Consumer satisfaction with the quality of your products is clearly important, but the service you provide before and after the sale is equally important to any business, but often overlooked as benefiting the bottom line. However, providing efficient tracking and tracing of shipped products...[more]


Understanding the Freight Transportation Challenges of Mid-Market Shippers

Understanding the Freight Transportation Challenges of Mid-Market Shippers

Mid-market manufacturers and retailers share a number of urgent challenges, as they strive to manage their freight-transportation programs with maximum efficiency. They require a steady supply of capacity to get product to market, yet can’t dictate terms to carriers in the manner of their larger...[more]


The Art of Inbound: 11 Ways to Save Money and Increase Efficiencies on Your Inbound Freight

The Art of Inbound: 11 Ways to Save Money and Increase Efficiencies on Your Inbound Freight

Traditionally inbound shipping costs and operations have been a challenge to control. Most companies have not developed a comprehensive strategy to manage their inbound freight. Shipments arrive from their suppliers without a plan to drive the lowest shipping and unloading costs, or to consolidate...[more]


The Complete Buyer’s Guide to Transportation Management Systems: The 12 Must-Ask Questions You Need Answered First

The Complete Buyer’s Guide to Transportation Management Systems: The 12 Must-Ask Questions You Need Answered First

A TMS can be the solution for any supply chain. TMS’s have become essential tools for managing the challenges that come with shipping freight. The right TMS must integrate with your existing ERP system and offer valuable insights into tangible ways to reduce your freight spend, improve your...[more]


How Shippers Can Beat the Tech Jitters and Choose a Winning Supply-Chain Partner

How Shippers Can Beat the Tech Jitters and Choose a Winning Supply-Chain Partner

Whether you’re in the business of retail, CPG, food and beverage or manufacturing, logistics technology probably isn’t your main field of expertise, and it shouldn’t have to be. First and foremost, choosing the right transportation technology partner involves being able to understand the services...[more]


Why Retailers Need to Take a More Holistic Approach to Improving Supply Chain Efficiency

Why Retailers Need to Take a More Holistic Approach to Improving Supply Chain Efficiency

Supply chain managers’ traditional focus on increasing efficiency by reducing costs, for example on transactional line items such as freight rates, is no longer delivering significant benefits. However, an innovative transportation management partner can deliver ground-breaking ways to increase...[more]


Seven Steps to Export Success: Top Considerations Before Reaching Out to International Markets

Seven Steps to Export Success: Top Considerations Before Reaching Out to International Markets

Did you know that the biggest reason U.S. businesses fail in international markets is because they don’t do the required market research, or put together a comprehensive export strategy? Or that the top reason shipments are delayed at the border is because of missing or incomplete documentation?...[more]


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