Food manufacturers who sell through food distributors must absorb a significant price mark-up on route to the retailer, raising their prices on the shelf.Read More
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Tags: Food Supply Chain
Freight logistics professionals can learn something from Match.com - the dating services that links you with complimentary partners.Read More
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If you’re managing a cold chain warehouse, expiration date management and product integrity are constant worries. Slip up and you risk losing inventory, angering customers, or incurring fines.
That’s why choosing an experienced partner for cold chain warehousing and refrigerated trucking is critical.Read More
When outsourcing warehouse distribution, it’s essential to find the right 3PL partner. One that understands how to run a food-grade warehouse and remain in compliance with all regulatory requirements.
We write about it in our paper: Choosing a 3PL for Food Product Distribution.Read More
To provide a warehouse pricing quote, most third party logistics providers (3PLs) use profile worksheets. Each 3PL has its own worksheet, but the approaches are similar.Read More
Companies that import products often ask us about the benefits of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. We write about it in our paper “C-TPAT Membership: Is It Right for You?”
Let’s review these C-TPAT benefits. But first, a look at the basics of the C-TPAT program.Read More
Tired of retailer chargeback penalties? Here are seven steps you can take in your distribution operation to minimize chargebacks. We write about it in more detail in our paper: "How to Reduce Chargebacks in Your Vendor Compliance Program."Read More
When importing goods into Southern California ports, getting cargo through Customs is just the start of the challenge.Read More
According to a report by the Tico Times, a widened Panama Canal will be open for business in 2016 after a $400 million cash injection to help complete the long-delayed project.
The Panama Canal expansion project was initially planned to have been completed in 2014, in time for the canal’s 100th anniversary. Now, Canal authorities say construction will be finished in 2015, and the widened canal will open in early 2016. The widening will allow the Canal handle so-called “Post-Panamax” ships with a capacity of up to 15,000 containers, instead of the current maximum of 5,000.Read More
Chemical Warehousing 101 – New Primer Available
The rules of warehouse storage for many product types are quite similar. But when it comes to chemical warehousing, a whole new rule book applies.