4 Ways Logistics Technology Improves Visibility and Cuts Costs

Jan 27 2016

Posted by odwlogistics

It’s hardly revolutionary to say that the right logistics technology is the key to keeping a company’s distribution network and all its complicated parts working efficiently. Yet, many companies still manage their supply chain with manual or disconnected processes that hinder basic decision making and the flow of information.

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Topics: Customer Service, Technology

What Are the Advantages of Working with an Asset-Based TL Provider

Jan 23 2015

Posted by Jeff Alexander

Running a successful manufacturing business isn’t just about the product you’re making or how it’s made. While your company might have various systems in place to turn out goods at incredible speeds, it doesn’t count for much if you can’t get the product to your customers. A key component to manufacturing is the transportation and shipping of that product to your respective clients and...

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Topics: Transportation, Customer Service

Top 3 Benefits of Kanban for Manufacturers

Jan 16 2015

Posted by Jeff Alexander

Kanban (which literally translates from Japanese as Sign Board or Billboard) is a style of inventory cycling that is a key component to JIT (Just In Time) and lean manufacturers. While the system itself is very simple, the benefits of Kanban for manufacturers can be exponential. These principles have many benefits when implemented properly.

Here are the top three benefits you can look forward...

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Topics: Customer Service, Lean

4 Misconceptions About Warehousing Solutions

Oct 06 2014

Posted by odwlogistics

Making the decision to outsource the warehousing function at your company is often a way to reduce operating costs and add efficiency to your supply chain.

Related article - 4 Tips for Selecting a Warehouse Solutions Provider

Every company’s situation is unique, but working with a quality shared warehousing provider can benefit most companies across a variety of industries.

There are, however,...

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Topics: Customer Service, Warehousing - Dedicated

How Asset Based Transportation Can Save Your Company Time

Oct 02 2014

Posted by odwlogistics

Every shipper has a set of unique business requirements.

This can include things like how loads are tendered, rules at the shipping dock, special handing for certain products, reporting requirements, and countless other things.

Dealing with all these nuances is huge burden for your company’s logistics team. It’s a cost to your company in both time and lost productivity.

How can shippers avoid...

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Topics: Transportation, Customer Service