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Storage of corrosive chemicals: 5 warehousing essentials

Feb 15, 2024 / by David Hooper posted in Logistics Management, Chemical Logistics, Chemical Storage

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The storage of corrosive chemicals, whether liquid or solid, is a tightly controlled process. Many risks present themselves if proper specifications and handling methods are absent. Fires, explosions, leaks and human injury are a few of the unfortunate circumstances that could occur if the warehouse is inadequately constructed, and if warehouse personnel are not sufficiently trained in corrosive storage and handling.

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Happening Now: The Supply Chain Agreement goes into effect this month

Feb 6, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Supply Chain Agreement, part of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, will come into effect on February 24, 2024, marking a significant milestone. The agreement, involving 14 partners including the U.S., Australia, and Japan, aims to enhance coordination in building resilient, efficient, and inclusive supply chains, addressing challenges like those seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Happening Now: Red Sea concerns may boost West Coast shipments

Feb 1, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to FreightWaves, the recent spike in shipping costs resulting from ocean carriers avoiding the Middle East conflict poses a potential long-term threat to rates. Retailers are currently making decisions to redirect back-to-school and holiday import shipments to West Coast ports.

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5 advantages of partnering with a regional truckload services provider

Jan 31, 2024 / by Gary Kendle posted in Transportation Strategies, Refrigerated Trucking, Regional Logistics

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When you’re shipping freight within a region of the US, you have options for the type of carrier you partner with. You can work with one of the large long-haul carriers that operate nationwide. Or you can work with a regional carrier that specializes in your chosen region. In this article, we’ll examine regional truckload services and the many advantages you can gain by working with a regional carrier.

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What is inventory postponement in the supply chain?

Jan 18, 2024 / by Maurice Joseph posted in Warehouse operations, Inventory Control, Flexible Logistics, Agile 3PL

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We all know that speed is a key part of supply chain efficiency. It may seem counterintuitive that a service with “postponement” in its name could increase speed and efficiency, but it can. We’re talking about inventory postponement and, in this article, we’ll explain what it is, what its benefits are, and how to find a provider that can handle it for your supply chain.

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Happening Now: West Coast imports expected to surge

Jan 16, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to The Loadstar, US West Coast ports are anticipating a surge in imports due to a combination of supply chain and geopolitical disruptions. These disruptions include transit difficulties through the Panama and Suez canals, and concerns at East Coast ports related to ongoing labor contract negotiations.

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Happening Now: a Lean transformation in action

Jan 12, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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A recent article from Supply Chain Digest was written in conjunction with the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI). The article focuses on the Lean transformation recently undertaken by aerospace manufacturer, Re:Build Cutting Dynamics – a transformation which has already yielded impressive results.

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Happening Now: Optimism for Manufacturing in 2024

Jan 4, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to Supply Chain Dive, the US manufacturing industry ended 2023 with growing optimism for a 2024 rebound. Both the ISM and S&P Global PMI indices pointed to rising business optimism and increased investment in advertising. While inflation remains a concern, cost increases are slowing down, suggesting subdued industrial price pressures.

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Weber Logistics’ Top 3 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2023

Dec 28, 2023 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, logistics in California

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As we bid farewell to another eventful year in the logistics industry, we take a moment to reflect on the content that resonated most with our readers. In 2023, our blog covered a wide range of supply chain topics, but these three articles garnered the most attention.

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Happening Now: Optimistic signs for 2024 Transportation Market

Dec 20, 2023 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to FreightWaves, the gap between trucking supply and demand is narrowing, which bodes well for 2024. Tender volumes are about 10% higher this December compared to last, continuing the trend of increasing demand that started last winter.

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