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Logistics integration and compliance: a Q&A with Weber’s newest VP

Aug 18, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in Vendor Compliance, Logistics Systems, Logistics Compliance

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Mimi Ma, recently appointed as VP Integration and Compliance, has steered Weber Logistics and its customers through the murky waters of logistics compliance, facility and customer onboarding, and systems integration for many years. In this article, we interview Mimi to discuss what supply chain professionals should know about these items for to ensure more successful 3PL relationships.

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Happening Now: Container ship logjams have returned

Aug 5, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in Port Logistics, Drayage, Happening Now

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Container ship logjams at US ports are (unfortunately) back in a big way. This time, however, the congestion is spread out across the US – especially the East and Gulf Coasts – instead of being concentrated on the West Coast.

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Happening Now: Landstar Tells its CA Owner-Operators to Relocate out of State in Light of AB5

Aug 2, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in Southern California Ports, West Coast Distribution, Labor issues, Happening Now

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In a stark example of the practical fallout from California's new AB5 labor law, Landstar is telling its owner-operators in California that they would need to relocate out of State to continue as independent contractors with the carrier, according to a recent article in Transport Dive. California agencies have yet to clarify when enforcement could begin.

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Happening Now: LA Out of Warehouse Space

Jul 27, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, west coast warehouses, Happening Now

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Commercial Observer just reported that the LA area is effectively out of warehouse space. Any space returning to the market has a waiting list of tenants before it's even listed as available. Asking rents in the area just rose for an 8th consecutive quarter. 

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Weber Logistics Promotes Key Leaders to Support Continued Company Growth

Jul 21, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in weber logistics news

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Weber Logistics has promoted three key company leaders to vice president roles, strengthening the company's ability to help customers drive supply chain excellence in an increasingly complex marketplace. All will report to Weber EVP & CFO, Maggie Movius.

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The importance of 3PL inventory management in 2022

Jul 14, 2022 / by Todd Naramore posted in West Coast Distribution, Public Warehousing, Shared Warehousing, west coast warehouses, Warehouse Rates, 3PL Outsourcing, Warehouse

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The supply chain environment has seen incredible change over the past few years, from panic buying to supply shortages to historic inflation surges. These changes have all had a profound impact on how suppliers, distributors, and retailers manage inventory. These days, however, inventory is back in a big way – whether intentionally or not. In this article, we’ll look at the state of inventory management and how a 3PL can help your operations.

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7 Essential Logistics Metrics: Key Performance Indicator (KPIs)

Jun 30, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in Logistics Management, Logistics Customer Service, Metrics-KPIs

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Your customers are more data-driven than ever, and your success or failure in the eyes of those customers is partly determined through logistics metrics that measure your performance. It is therefore important that you have a firm handle on your customers’ key performance indicators (KPIs) as well as your ability – or that of your 3PL – to meet or exceed those KPIs.

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Coping with higher warehouse costs

May 26, 2022 / by Bob Lilja posted in Shared Warehousing, west coast warehouses, Warehouse Rates

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Warehousing costs are sky high at the moment and aren’t likely to decline anytime soon. Companies will need to address this added cost burden, but how? In this article, we’ll examine the current state of warehousing costs in the US and explain how you can best navigate the current environment.

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Supply Chain Growth in a Challenging Market: A Conversation with Weber’s CFO, Maggie Movius

May 12, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, Third Party Logistics, west coast warehouses, Warehouse Rates, Inland Empire Warehouse, Inventory Control, Management, Leadership

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Weber Logistics’ CFO Maggie Movius has been busy. She’s navigated a worldwide pandemic, a partnership between Weber and Stellex Capital Management, and a doubling of Weber’s warehousing footprint in California – all within the past two years. In this article, we interview Maggie to discuss these topics, as well as the company’s ability to continue its growth in the face of marketplace challenges.

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Happening Now: Why You Should Care About Rising Diesel Fuel Prices

May 3, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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A recent FreightWaves article makes the case that every American should be concerned about the rising cost of diesel fuel. While every passenger car driver is well aware of the price increases of gasoline, many don’t know that diesel has increased by $1.57 a gallon since February 1st.

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