08/25/2015

A Race Against the Clock: Shipping Produce Internationally

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that one-third of food produced for human consumption worldwide is lost annually in the process of getting food from the farms to consumption1. Produce has one of the briefest product life cycles that exist. Although fruits and vegetables all have different shelf lives after… Continue reading A Race Against the Clock: Shipping Produce Internationally

06/23/2015

Out with the Old, In with the New: Technology Logistics

The very first Apple iPhone™ was released eight years ago on June 29, 20071. Since then, Apple has worked tirelessly to keep the latest technology in the palm of their customers’ hands which included nine hardware updates and numerous software updates. The Moore’s Law, a principle which states that the processing power of our chips… Continue reading Out with the Old, In with the New: Technology Logistics

06/03/2015

Shipping Overseas: An Ocean or Air Affair

In 2013 $18.95 trillion dollars’ worth of exports were shipped around the world1. When it comes to shipping products internationally, businesses must choose the best modes of transportation to ensure their products reach consumers when they are needed. Internationally, ocean provides the best economic value however it takes much longer than the airfreight alternative. On… Continue reading Shipping Overseas: An Ocean or Air Affair

05/05/2015

The Move to Mexico: The Trends and Challenges of Nearshoring

In recent years there has been a trend of United States and Canadian companies turning to Mexico to manufacture goods, especially in the, auto, plastic, and aerospace industries. In fact, Mexico’s trade output increased 3.4% in the first nine months of 2014 and is expected to grow 4-4.5% this year and next1. The main driver… Continue reading The Move to Mexico: The Trends and Challenges of Nearshoring

04/07/2015

Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

Over $52.4 billion worth of freight was moved to and from Canada in 20141. When shipping cross-border, it’s important to know what to expect and to be prepared. Familiarizing yourself with the process will also allow you to make more realistic delivery predictions. Whether you are shipping to the United States to Canada or from… Continue reading Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

02/10/2015

Understanding Total Landed Cost For Your Supply Chain

What is Total Landed Cost? Total landed cost (TLC), total delivered cost, and landed cost all refer to a very important calculation within a supply chain. It has been defined as “the sum of all costs associated with making and delivering products to the point where they produce revenue.1” Depending on the type of industry… Continue reading Understanding Total Landed Cost For Your Supply Chain

12/16/2014

Is Your Supply Chain Social?

A supply chain’s success is heavily dependent on the ability of different entities to collaborate effectively. Miscommunication can completely derail an order. Synchronized communication is one of the largest problems supply chain professionals face – fortunately technology can help. As technology advances so do the opportunities for industries to take advantage of improving their processes… Continue reading Is Your Supply Chain Social?