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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]


Winning the Battle for eCommerce Last-Mile Excellence

Winning the Battle for eCommerce Last-Mile Excellence

Last mile logistics are the latest battleground as e-commerce shoppers continue to raise the stakes with regard to delivery and service expectations. Today’s e-commerce retailer must embrace the need to provide low cost -- preferably free -- shipping, highly flexible delivery options, advanced...[more]


Peak Volumes: Can Your Systems Handle The Pressure?

Peak Volumes: Can Your Systems Handle The Pressure?

Load-testing technology offers today's overworked logistics executive a powerful weapon in the fight against risk of supply chain disaster. As broader globalization, increased complexity, and shorter fulfillment times continue to increase pressure on supply chain operations, the range of possible...[more]


Preparing Your Logistics Strategy for Today's Advanced Manufacturing Practices

Preparing Your Logistics Strategy for Today’s Advanced Manufacturing Practices

U.S. manufacturers continue to invest in world-class technology and innovation, as a growing number of businesses choose to expand U.S.-based production - or return manufacturing from Asia. Automation, robotics and additive manufacturing are common sights throughout U.S. manufacturing facilities,...[more]


The ABC's of CBP's Single Window Initiative

The ABC’s of CBP’s Single Window Initiative

The U.S. trade community breathed a collective sigh of relief, when the long-awaited "single window initiative" was fully implemented in early 2017. The single window, officially known as the "International Trade Data System," operates via the Customs and Border Protection (CBP)...[more]


From 'Free' Shipping to Product Returns: Understanding Hidden Costs in Your Supply Chain

From ‘Free’ Shipping to Product Returns: Understanding Hidden Costs in Your Supply Chain

What if you could reduce transportation costs by 50 percent, just by taking a close look at where current dollars are going, and taking control of some of the charges that seem out of line. As a new white paper from Purolator International, "From 'Free' Shipping to Product Returns:...[more]


Building Your E-Commerce Business: When Is It Time To Expand To Canada?

Building Your E-Commerce Business: When Is It Time To Expand To Canada?

Canada is a tempting market for U.S. e-commerce businesses, with its 36 million residents increasingly drawn to the convenience and product selection inherent to online sales. Indeed, e-commerce sales are expected to grow annually at a rate of 12 percent through the next few years and, an estimated...[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...[more]


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...[more]


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...[more]


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...[more]


Fast Growing Fresh Supply Chains Require New Approaches to Delivery

Fast Growing Fresh Supply Chains Require New Approaches to Delivery

Consumer demand for more fresh ready-to eat products is driving development of new replenishment models based on smaller, more frequent deliveries, versatile truck drivers and the latest temperature-controlled trailer technology. Read this special report to find out how a mix of equipment,...[more]


Streamlining Your Freight with an Integrated Transportation Network

Streamlining Your Freight with an Integrated Transportation Network

In today's challenging transportation market, where the pool of qualified drivers is shrinking, safety regulations are tighter than ever and fuel prices eat up much of your transportation budget, how do you find time to focus on your business? For many businesses, the key to securing capacity in...[more]


Understanding the Harmonized System of Tariffs

Understanding the Harmonized System of Tariffs

The Canadian government estimates as many as 30 percent of shipments arriving at its border have been assigned an incorrect tariff classification code. In the United States, rates of misclassifications can be even higher, depending on the industry. For businesses, this poses the risk of paying more...[more]


Keeping Business Moving Amidst the Driver Shortage

Keeping Business Moving Amidst the Driver Shortage

The driver shortage in the trucking industry isn't a trend; it's the new normal. Nearly 80 percent of consumer goods in North America are delivered by trucks, but the American Trucking Association (ATA) estimates the industry is short 35,000 professional drivers. That number is estimated to...[more]


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