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What Are You Missing in Your Carrier Invoices?

What Are You Missing in Your Carrier Invoices?

Contractual audit is a pivotal component of a holistic approach to shipping spend reduction. Whether your discrepancies are in the form of rate inaccuracies, service level errors, or incorrect accessorial charges, chances are you are being billed incorrectly. Due to the nature of small parcel...[more]


Port of NANSHA Emerges as the Jewel of the West Pearl River Delta

Port of NANSHA Emerges as the Jewel of the West Pearl River Delta

The ever-increasing complexity and time-sensitivity of current international supply chain operations means that shippers should be increasing their options, and that means in ports of origin, not just destination. US shippers with cargo originating in the Pearl River Delta should consider using the...[more]


5 Worst Practices for Managing Global Freight

5 Worst Practices for Managing Global Freight

As supply chain professionals, we live in a world of unprecedented connectivity where partners collaborate seamlessly, in real time, to make faster, better decisions on production, inventory and shipping. And then there is global freight management. Here, clerks manually enter shipment data and...[more]


Supply Chain Disruptions and Risk Still Looming: How to Create a More Resilient Supply Chain

Supply Chain Disruptions and Risk Still Looming: How to Create a More Resilient Supply Chain

Manufacturers today must make sourcing decisions in an environment where they don't know all of the factors. Globalized sourcing operations increase the likelihood of risk or disruption at every turn. Despite these perils, many companies are not taking risk management seriously and have paid dearly...[more]


Running Your Supply Chain with Greater Efficiency

Running Your Supply Chain with Greater Efficiency

Your company's supply chain scenario might be piled high with products, suppliers, and trading partners that reduce the effectiveness of its strategy. Today, to source from low-cost countries, retailers need to implement technology to help manage the entire product life cycle and global supply...[more]


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...[more]


Pricing for Profit in Container Shipping

Pricing for Profit in Container Shipping

Discover how to price for profit in the container shipping industry. Find out more about price analytics and optimization technology from Quintiq. Download your copy of the Quintiq guide to price optimization for container shipping to learn whether your rate formulae are costing you money, how...[more]


Improved Data Accuracy and Shortened Delivery Times at LP Group

Improved Data Accuracy and Shortened Delivery Times at LP Group

With a new system in place, LP Group has not only continued to improve data accuracy and reduce data redundancy, it has shortened delivery times and the time frames for delivery. LP Group is seeing productivity gains because they can handle more shipments with less people. Click Here to get the...[more]


Big Ships, Big Challenges: The Impact of Mega Container Vessels on U.S. Port Authorities

Big Ships, Big Challenges: The Impact of Mega Container Vessels on U.S. Port Authorities

The average size of container vessels calling at U.S. ports has grown considerably over the past five years, and the trend is expected to continue. As U.S. ports prepare to welcome ever-larger mega vessels, this paper assesses the effects that these and related alliance may have on port...[more]


Breaking the Logjam: How a Public-Private Partnership Aims to End Long Truck Queues at Marine Terminal Gates

Breaking the Logjam: How a Public-Private Partnership Aims to End Long Truck Queues at Marine Terminal Gates

A public-private partnership at the high-volume ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is engaged in real-world testing of innovative technologies and processes aimed at breaking one of the ports' biggest log-jams: queues of drayage trucks waiting to enter marine terminals. If successful, the...[more]


Direct Materials & Commodity Sourcing Strategies - Improving Results with Advanced Sourcing

Direct Materials & Commodity Sourcing Strategies — Improving Results with Advanced Sourcing

Accounting for up to 80% of the cost of finished goods, direct materials that make up the final product sold are often commodity items - but significant effort is spent on minimizing the impact of commodity price volatility on supply chain operations. "Hedging" is one strategy that...[more]


Capture More Spend Under Management - Attack the Gaps in Your Sourcing Toolkit with an Advanced Sourcing Solution

Capture More Spend Under Management — Attack the Gaps in Your Sourcing Toolkit with an

Is your current eSourcing suite failing to support your sourcing needs? In this white paper you will learn:   •   Why do most companies reach a plateau (often around 30%) in the amount of spend their existing procurement suites can source?  •   What are the best...[more]


Supply Chain Management: What You Don't See Can Hurt You

Supply Chain Management: What You Don't See Can Hurt You

This whitepaper details how to anticipate and mitigate the risks of potential supply chain disruptions. Using five out-of-the-ordinary scenarios, it describes what can be done to prepare for disruptions in advance when possible or how to mitigate their effects after the event if necessary. The...[more]


Mastering the Complexities of Global Trade

Mastering the Complexities of Global Trade

Different languages, a proliferation of constantly changing government regulations and heightened security concerns are just a few of the issues that make global trade management far more complex and difficult than domestic logistics. This digest is based on a discussion held in October 2012 with...[more]


Panama Canal Expansion: Impact on the Volume of Imports at Southern California Ports

The Ports of LA and Long Beach will continue to be North America's freight gateway.[more]


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