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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]


Three Ideal Areas for Automation Investment in Retail Distribution Centers

Three Ideal Areas for Automation Investment in Retail Distribution Centers

This white paper explores three areas within a retail order fulfillment operation where automated storage and retrieval systems can make a key impact on an organization’s ability to stock more diverse inventory and remain cost-competitive while meeting customer expectations—regardless of the...[more]


Three Ways to Cost Justify Investment in Freezer-Automation

Three Ways to Cost Justify Investment in Freezer-Automation

We take it for granted that we can regularly fill our freezers with frozen food. Vegetables, pizza, ice cream — a perfect cold chain ensures high-quality food. The cold chain does not start at the grocery store, however, but much earlier, at the distribution center.  These distribution centers...[more]


Four Barriers to Outsourcing: A Challenge for Third Party Logistics Providers

Four Barriers to Outsourcing: A Challenge for Third Party Logistics Providers

The success of third party logistics providers (3PLs) rises and falls with the ever-shifting strategies of the manufacturers, suppliers and retailers that make up their customer base. Today, outsourcing is on the ascent. But can 3PLs keep supporting the demand? Please CLICK HERE to download...[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]


The Changing Role of Logistics Service Providers

The Changing Role of Logistics Service Providers

Logistics providers discuss how they're adjusting to major changes brought about by concerns over the economy, shifts in trade policy, the complexities of the omnichannel, rising customer service demands, and the arrival of a new generation of supply-chain managers. Please CLICK HERE to...[more]


Eliminate Waste and Cut Costs with a LEAN Supply Chain

Eliminate Waste and Cut Costs with a LEAN Supply Chain

Ryder experts unveil the five leading principles for a LEAN supply chain, which leads to a culture of continuous improvement, increased efficiency and less waste. In the supply chain arena, creating a LEAN culture offers tremendous opportunities for companies seeking continuous, incremental gains...[more]


Improving E-Commerce Fulfillment Through Business Integration

Improving E-Commerce Fulfillment Through Business Integration

As e-commerce continues to outpace conventional retail, companies of all sizes are finding ways to disrupt traditional business models and seize market share. Unfortunately, many companies fail to properly consider the supply chain challenges unique to e-commerce. Business integration plays a key...[more]


Streamlining Your Freight With an Integrated Transportation Network

Streamlining Your Freight With an Integrated Transportation Network

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 holding your business back. When it comes to...[more]


Meeting Your Customers' Needs Begins With an Efficient Supply Chain

Meeting Your Customers’ Needs Begins With an Efficient Supply Chain

When it comes to your retail supply chain, understanding the trends regarding nearshoring, warehouse strategies, omni-channel fulfillment, M&A activity, and sustainability initiatives, could be the difference between your having the hottest items in stock or your customers going to a...[more]


Private Fleet vs. Dedicated

Private Fleet vs. Dedicated

Having the right fleet for your business can give you an advantage over the competition and lower transportation costs. The question is: Should that fleet be private or dedicated. Learn how you can answer that in this report. Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper.[more]


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