5 Reasons Why You Need Freight Consolidation in your Logistics Arsenal

Apr 07 2017

Posted by odwlogistics

Recently, customer requirements have become increasingly more challenging, particularly due to their experiences with same-day or next day deliveries of packages to their homes.

In response to ever-changing customer expectations, shippers are seeking any potential method that may improve the speed-to-market and accuracy of their shipments—all while lowering costs as much as possible.

To meet...

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Topics: Transportation, Freight Optimization

6 Logistics KPIs To Strengthen Your Supply Chain

Feb 24 2016

Posted by odwlogistics

There is truth to the old saying, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” This is the principle behind how using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) help improve your supply chain.

If you’re a shipper working with a third party logistics provider (3PL), or just thinking about outsourcing, logistics KPIs are an effective tool for maximizing the performance of your entire logistics operation.

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Topics: Supply Chain Solutions, Freight Optimization

Transportation Infrastructure For More Competitive US Manufacturing

Nov 19 2014

Posted by odwlogistics

As if the challenges to rebuilding the manufacturing industry in the United States weren't big enough, there are signs of an additional roadblock getting in the way.

It's the reality that the transportation infrastructure of the country - our roads and bridges - are getting old.

In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state of the U.S. transportation network a D+ rating in a...

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Topics: Transportation, Freight Optimization

4 Reasons Materials Management is Important to Manufacturers

Nov 07 2014

Posted by Jeff Alexander

 

Materials management plays a huge role in the organization and operational efficiency of a supply chain.

If you have a vision for running the best production operation possible, then mastering materials management will be a big part of what gets you there.

Materials Management also contributes to the customer satisfaction and overall success of the company. In many ways it acts as the...

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Topics: Freight Optimization, Inventory Control

How to Solve Your Biggest Logistics Problems with EDI

Oct 15 2014

Posted by odwlogistics

Logistics is all about efficiency.

Figuring out how to get the right product to the right place for the best price and in the least amount of time possible is what makes logistics so challenging and interesting.

Solving this puzzle and all of the problems that come up along the way is what logistics people love.

An overlooked part of running an efficient logistics supply chain is not just the...

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Topics: Freight Optimization, Technology