The Market Forces Driving Intermodal Visibility

March 5, 2019

The intermodal supply chain is complex and involves container ports located across the world, local drayage providers, warehouse networks, IMCs, and railroads. Shippers moving intermodal freight are exposed to variables like weather, labor issues, drayage capacity, and congested rail infrastructure, causing costs and transit times to fluctuate as markets evolve.

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Helping companies develop innovative and refined direct to consumer shipping practices. Consultation in carrier and service selection, key performance indicators (KPIs), packaging and return options to achieve financial and service goals. Guidance on best in class carrier contract and rate negotiation to lower shipping costs. Project management for shipping software selection, shipping software implementation, order fulfillment site identification, fulfillment site preparation, holiday planning, holiday execution, drop ship program development and 3PL opportunity investigation.

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Optimizing Supply Chain Cost - Export and Import Logistics

whitePaper | February 6, 2020

India currently has cross border trade of US$ 844 billion comprising of exports of US$ 330 billion and imports of US$ 514 billion. India has set an ambitious target of 5% share in global exports (US$ 1 Trillion by 2025). Government of India’s policy initiatives such as ‘Make in India’ and the nation-wide implementation of GST system hold promise for improving India’s global competitiveness. Logistics industry would be a crucial enabler for achieving the envisioned growth potential - with better stakeholder coordination, enhanced infrastructure, improved operational efficiency and enhanced investments

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Need for due diligence in assessing supply chain substance

whitePaper | February 1, 2020

Demonstrating compliance for a variety of regulations and requirements can be a relatively challenging process. It usually begins with data collection, followed by a comparison against regulatory and industry requirements before companies conduct an assessment using comprehensive test and analytical protocols. However, substance regulations do not typically reference comprehensive and standardized testing protocols explicitly, which poses additional challenges and requirements for manufacturers and their downstream partners.

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The Future of RFPs: The Key to Unlocking Greater Efficiency and Profitability

whitePaper | April 19, 2021

For decades, request for proposal (RFP) processes have served as the cornerstone for freight procurement. Shippers have historically gravitated toward contract freight for its reliability and pricing consistency, but due to the recent onslaught of digital freight partners that promise shorter-term contracts and real-time pricing, many industry constituents wonder whether or when RFPs will evolve. In an effort to dig beneath the surface of RFPs’ stronghold on the industry, Trimble and FreightWaves partnered to survey shippers, carriers and brokerages and identify the relational friction points that often hinge around the challenges presented by the RFP process.

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Practical Guide to Warehouse Optimisation

whitePaper | January 27, 2020

Why do you need to optimise your warehouse? A lean and efficient business starts in your warehouse. Optimising your warehouse helps you provide your customers with a seamless service experience, reduce your operating expenses, increase your revenue and working capital. In today’s highly competitive, global market, you’re not only competing with local suppliers, but with huge global organisations making it even more important to ensure your warehouse is optimised to ensure you delight your customers each and every time they place an order with your organisation.

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Revolutionizing Logistics and Transportation through Blockchain

whitePaper | January 17, 2020

With the sheer pace of globalization and the rise of e-commerce and other factors contributing to the cause, the global economy has become more integrated and interconnected. However, one critical aspect which has facilitated in the burgeoning rise of the integration of the world economy is the globalization of the logistics that links trade and commerce. A simple principle of trust among the various stakeholders has been the binding thread in the incredibly complex supply chain.

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Improving the Last Mile With Secure, Unattended Asset-Transfer Solutions

whitePaper | April 6, 2020

With final-mile deliveries on the rise, it’s more critical than ever to efficiently and securely transfer assets between business partners. Despite improvements in route planning, dock scheduling, and transportation-management systems, the biggest problem remains — sometimes there’s simply no one available to receive the delivery.

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The Parcel Consultant LLC

Helping companies develop innovative and refined direct to consumer shipping practices. Consultation in carrier and service selection, key performance indicators (KPIs), packaging and return options to achieve financial and service goals. Guidance on best in class carrier contract and rate negotiation to lower shipping costs. Project management for shipping software selection, shipping software implementation, order fulfillment site identification, fulfillment site preparation, holiday planning, holiday execution, drop ship program development and 3PL opportunity investigation.

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