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5 Benefits of Outsourcing Supply Chain Services in 2022

Feb 10, 2022 / by Bob Lilja posted in Third Party Logistics, 3PL Outsourcing

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Supply chain disruptions are continuing to cause headaches, but they don’t all need to be your headaches. By partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) company, you can remove key supply chain responsibilities from your plate and entrust them to an expert. In this article, we’ll look at why outsourcing supply chain services makes particular sense in 2022.

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Happening Now: Inland Empire Warehouse Rent Costs Continue to Surge

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

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A new article in the Sourcing Journal reveals that industrial rents in the Inland Empire climbed 59.6% in the fourth quarter of 2021, while the vacancy rate declined to 0.6%.

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3 key questions about union contract negotiations at West Coast shipping ports

Jan 27, 2022 / by Jerry Critchfield posted in Southern California Ports, West Coast Distribution, Drayage

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Being a logistician these days – especially one who deals with imports into the US – can feel like playing a game of Whac-A-Mole. When one issue is addressed, another one pops up. The latest issue on the horizon is the contract negotiation between the longshoremen’s union and the West Coast shipping ports. How much of a disruption will these negotiations be to the West Coast supply chain? In this article, we ask three key questions that will determine just that.

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4 ways that 3PLs can help with supply chain optimization in 2022

Jan 13, 2022 / by Bob Lilja posted in West Coast Distribution, Logistics Management, Third Party Logistics, logistics in California

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Now that logistics disruptions have become the new normal, at least temporarily, U.S. companies have been reevaluating their supply chains, seeking optimization in both the short and long term. In this article, we’ll look at supply chain optimization efforts that companies are currently undertaking and explain how third-party logistics (3PL) providers can help.

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Weber Logistics’ Most Popular Blog Posts of 2021

Dec 22, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Third Party Logistics

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Another challenging year in the books and we’re ready for what 2022 has to offer. But before we move into the new year, we’ll take one last look back. Here are the 3 articles from 2021 that resonated most with our readers.   

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Happening Now: Warehouse Lease Renewal Costs Skyrocket

Dec 8, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to FreightWaves, companies that are renewing – or about to renew – multiyear warehouse leases are in for severe sticker shock.

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Weber Logistics Opens New Inland Empire Distribution Center in Moreno Valley, CA

Dec 2, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, west coast warehouses, Multi Channel Fulfillment, Inland Empire Warehouse, Distribution Center

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Weber Logistics has secured a 684,675-square-foot, omni-channel distribution center (DC) in Moreno Valley, CA. This brand-new multi-client facility, Weber’s largest, is the company’s seventh DC in Southern California’s Inland Empire region, and its fourteenth DC in California. Construction will be completed in December 2021 and the facility will be being fully operational in February 2022. A time-lapse video of the facility’s construction can be viewed here.

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Finding California Inland Empire Distribution Center Now Next to Impossible (without a 3PL)

Nov 30, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Inland Empire Warehouse, logistics in California

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If your company is looking for a distribution center anywhere in the US right now, you’re going to need a lot more money than you did before, and maybe some luck. And, if you’re looking specifically for a California Inland Empire distribution center, money and luck alone probably aren’t going to cut it, unless you’ve got a lot of time. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Inland Empire distribution landscape and tell you how 3PL providers can be invaluable allies to your search for a DC.

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Happening Now: California Drayage Driver Frustration Mounts

Nov 29, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to FreightWaves, recent comments from drayage drivers at California’s major ports reveal that they are “drowning” in supply chain challenges such as long wait times, appointment system issues, and other inefficiencies.

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Happening Now: Ports of L.A. and Long Beach to collect Clean Truck fees

Nov 11, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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As if drayage providers didn’t have enough to content with, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have each announced that they will begin charging Clean Truck Fund Rate fees beginning April 1, 2022.

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