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

Alternative Solutions for West Coast Ports Slowdown

Feb 18 2015

Posted by odwlogistics

Amidst worker slowdown and congestion of West Coast ports, retailers, manufacturers, shippers and carriers are all hurting. Here’s what it means to your supply chain and how temporary rerouting alternatives can only fix the problem for short term purposes.

 

Alternative Ports

A number of retailers have begun to shift shipments to East Coast ports, or are buying extra inventory in advance to...

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Topics: Transportation, Real Estate/Location

The Economic Impact of the West Coast Ports Slowdown

Feb 16 2015

Posted by odwlogistics

 

The shipping industry is ablaze over the Port of Long Beach worker slowdown and looming port shutdown. The economic impact is happening on many levels.

Local

Work delays and stoppages over the past three months have caused problems for importers and small businesses near many west coast ports.

Small businesses on the west coast will be hit hardest as they rely heavily on timely shipping, as...

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Topics: Transportation, Real Estate/Location

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

What is a CSA Score and Why is It Important?

Jan 15 2015

Posted by Jeff Alexander

 

You may be asking.. what is a CSA score and why is it important to my business? Being measured, graded and evaluated based on performance becomes the norm when you begin school at a young age. This doesn’t stop when you finally finish your education, but instead also continues into the workplace. Performance in the workplace is starting to carry a heavier meaning, especially in the case of...

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Topics: Transportation