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New Healthcare Shipping Solutions Save Lives, Time, and Money

New Healthcare Shipping Solutions Save Lives, Time, and Money

Finding robust and dynamic healthcare shipping solutions is challenging, especially given the critical need to monitor healthcare supply chains from origin to final destination. From the risk of upended timelines to complex compliance processes, healthcare supply chains come with considerable logistical challenges, and, most importantly, many lives at stake to consider. When widespread industry woes—including …

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Effective Incoterms is like money in the bank.

3 Tactics to Save Money and Limit Risk Under Incoterms

As national economies and supply chains become increasingly globalized, International Commercial Terms, or Incoterms, demand closer attention because of the heightened risk of overspending. But with an effective Incoterms management process, the risk of valuable transportation dollar loss and severe legal backlash is eliminated.  Despite their immense importance for the flow of international goods, Incoterms …

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B2B buyer opens package as part of B2B last-mile strategy.

Rethinking B2B Last-Mile Strategies to Meet Buyer Expectations

As companies revise B2B last-mile strategies to provide fulfillment experiences similar to those enjoyed by B2C ecommerce, they continue to look at automation to improve efficiencies. Predictions that ecommerce will account for almost 20% of all B2B sales by next year means logistics teams need innovative B2B last-mile strategies.  Significantly fueled by the high bar …

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Going green for an ethical supply chain is easy with a transportation management system.

3 Ways to Build Ethical Supply Chains Using Logistics Tech

As supply chain shortages persist, shipper priorities are changing—and ethical supply chains are becoming more critical than ever. While cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and flexibility have long been top of mind for shippers, mounting customer attention toward sustainability and social equity is reshaping industry behavior. From workers’ rights to green energy, the public conscience is placing greater …

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It’s not too late to adjust peak season forecasts.

Adjusting to a Disrupted Peak Season: It’s Not Too Late

Retailers had high hopes for this year’s peak season, but decreased demand, overstocked volume, and ongoing supply chain disruptions have put a dent in well-laid plans. These market factors make it challenging to meet their projections from earlier this year.  But with some adjustment, logistics managers can pivot successfully with heightened visibility, expanded carrier networks, …

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Labor Tops Shippers' Concerns As Supply Chain Disruptions Ease.

As Supply Chain Disruptions Ease, Labor Tops Shippers’ Concerns

After several false starts, supply chain disruptions are finally showing clear signs of unwinding. Throughout supply chains, signs point to a significant slowdown aided greatly by a drop in shipping volumes.  Shipping container prices on key Pacific routes have plunged from record-breaking pandemic highs. Air cargo prices—which took off as shippers tried to avoid crowded …

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Anticipate disruptions with confidence with resilience strategies for ongoing shortages in the supply chain

Preparing for Ongoing Shortages in the Supply Chain

Ongoing shortages continue as the world recovers from a pandemic and prepares for a possible recession. Suppliers, manufacturers, and global brands must strengthen visibility to anticipate future disruptions and adapt strategies for resilience through 2023. Most of the recent shortages result from several factors, including decreased availability of labor, price gouging, emergency demand, and government …

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How Low Spot Rates and Shipping Volumes Will Affect the 2022 Peak Season

How Low Shipping Volumes Will Affect the 2022 Peak Season

Economic uncertainty and weakening consumer demand for goods mean a steep drop in shipping volumes for 2022’s peak season. Companies are bracing for slower-than-anticipated third and fourth quarters brought on by rising inflation, rebounding energy costs, and growing retailer inventories. Since the start of the year, consumer demand has been showing signs of returning to …

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Strategies to Avoid Increased Costs in the New Parcel Delivery Market

How to Avoid Increased Costs in the New Parcel Delivery Market

Before the pandemic, forecasts for the future of the parcel delivery market were bright. Increased demand for last-mile services from a booming e-commerce sector promised steady growth and endless opportunities for carriers and shippers in the coming decade. Post-covid, the outlook is still rosy. The world’s swift online migration turbocharged the sector’s expansion and spurred …

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Third-party parcel management helps companies with today’s supply chain challenges.

Meet Supply Chain Challenges with Third-Party Parcel Management

Dealing with increased costs, delays, and unpredictable consumer demand is how challenges with supply chain management are navigated now. That means adopting smarter, innovative solutions to shipping. Third-party parcel management helps companies worldwide to meet challenges and handle customer expectations better. Most Fortune 500 companies rely on third-party parcel management. Its many perks—including carrier diversification, …

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Strengthening your workflows with parcel management solutions

5 Ways to Boost Profits with Parcel Management

In the era of global supply chains, parcel management is as complex as ever—and becomes even more difficult as companies scale. When sales volumes increase and customer relationships stretch worldwide, shippers can implement agile logistics processes and technology to coordinate last-mile deliveries and quick returns. Disparate systems and manual parcel workflows can delay shipments, leave …

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Honeybee TMS Connects Shippers to 350 Carriers for Parcel Management

Honeybee TMS partners with ShipEngine to streamline Parcel Management as part of the CTSI-Global logistics ecosystem.   MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 6, 2022/PR Newswire/ — Honeybee TMS by CTSI-Global, a logistics industry leader in freight payment and transportation management, announces the launch of the innovative Parcel Management application. “The idea is to go all parcel,” said …

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CTSI-Global’s parcel management solutions streamline shipping

Parcel Management Offers a Solution for Optimization

As the omnichannel experience becomes the new normal, company leaders demand better optimization to reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction—while simultaneously strengthening the bottom line. Parcel management solutions help global multichannel retail and B2B e-commerce companies do just that. These solutions accommodate procurement, fulfillment, and consumer demand to execute winning omnichannel strategies. CTSI-Global is partnering …

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Manufacturers can minimize supply chain spending amid inflation

These Logistics Improvements Will Combat Inflation

Since COVID-19 struck, manufacturers have had to cope with a fresh array of obstacles, from persistent supply chain delays to an inflation crisis. Companies across all sectors have followed the rise in prices with rapt attention—seeing production and shipping costs increase with them. Price hikes began when pandemic-related supply delays and subsequent global goods shortages …

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Supply chain disruptions are affecting schools across the country

Supply Chain Disruptions Impact Schools Too

Amid ever-evolving supply chain disruptions, schools around the country are scrambling to stay afloat. Many necessities—including food, paper, and electronics—have become increasingly scarce, especially in rural and low-income areas.  Last academic year, a staggering 92% of school food authorities reported supply chain-related challenges. Their top concerns? Missing or unavailable products, worker shortages, and rising costs. …

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How to prepare for railway strikes and other supply chain disruptions

Labor Strikes Aren’t Going to Stop. What Does That Mean for the Supply Chain?

This month, President Biden celebrated an agreement between carriers and union leaders to avert a rail strike. General contention remains, however, as unions around the world continue to organize. As strikes are likely to occur again on a global scale, shippers must prepare to address how labor strikes affect the supply chain. Today, trains move …

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Circular supply chains may help companies achieve their sustainability goals.

Why Circular Supply Chains Are Bringing a New Future to Logistics

Circular supply chains—in which raw materials and waste products are reintroduced into the broader supply chain—are gaining popularity as a long-term sustainability solution. Experts believe this practice may offer a practical answer to today’s massive waste problem. According to the UN Environment Programme and the World Bank, global solid waste volume is set to reach …

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Shrinking warehouse capacity affects supply chains.

Solutions to Warehouse Shortages for Today and the Future

This summer’s bullwhip effect has warehouse capacity at an all-time high and firms scrambling to store a growing stockpile of unsold goods. Bottlenecks have moved inland, from seaports to warehouses and distribution centers. Beyond reduced warehouse capacity, shippers will have to contend with increased storage costs and ground transport delays. Inflation and the threat of …

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How a robust Incoterms Management Process can advance global trade by allocating shipping responsibilities

Incoterms Management Requires a More Robust Approach

Since 1936, Incoterms rules have supported the growth of international trade and the creation of global supply chains. These standardized transaction guidelines, recognized by companies worldwide, eliminate uncertainty from international purchases by allocating trade expenses, transportation responsibilities, and logistics tasks to buyers and sellers.  A comprehensive understanding of each shipment’s Incoterms helps internal supply chain …

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Container Congestion in Europe threatens shipping everywhere.

What Shippers Need to Know About Ongoing Container Congestion

Growing container congestion in Europe has been an ongoing problem for several months. Summer labor strikes in Germany led to a pile-up of German import containers. Shippers can expect to feel the effects of this two-and-half-month back up through the rest of the year and beyond. They can respond by prioritizing agility and transparency in …

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How data sharing can ease supply chain disruptions

How FLOW Eases Supply Chain Disruptions With Data Sharing

The chaos that has ensnared international trade for the past two years has highlighted the crucial role that stable supply chains play for national and global security. Since the pandemic’s start, leaders and policymakers worldwide have been confronted with the perils that supply chain disruptions pose for them and their citizens. Few countries have felt …

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Avoid demurrage and detention fees to maximize shipping costs.

How to Maximize Shipping Costs by Avoiding Demurrage and Detention Fees

Demurrage and detention fees are one of the top concerns shippers must cope with amid the wide-ranging obstacles in today’s environment—from driver shortages to extreme weather. In the aftermath of Covid-19, these fees for using cargo containers beyond the designated free period rose with port congestion—and they still haven’t normalized. By 2021, the average global …

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Factory closures in Shanghai will continue to disrupt supply chains.

Shanghai Factory Closures Bring Unexpected Shock to Supply Chains

As Shanghai factory closures continue to disrupt supply chains in China and around the world, shippers are experiencing growing pressure to prepare for shocks further down to the supply chain. Preparation begins with strengthening the agility and visibility of transportation management systems. Digital automation and data-centric supply chain transformation can increase visibility and mitigate the …

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Heat waves are putting supply chains at risk.

Heat Waves Bring a New Challenge for Supply Chains

Supply chain risks have once again entered new territory—and this time, it’s thanks to heat waves and extreme weather. Temperatures around the world have broken new records, fueling a summer of wildfires, flooding, droughts, power disruptions, and evacuations. Heat-wave-related supply chain challenges can be serious. In the face of unpredictable weather, shippers must circumvent delays, …

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Vital, on-the-spot intelligence–one proud client at a time.

Deep automation—fueled by robust data and clever analytics—will power the supply chain and freight industries of the 21st century.