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Archives for January 2016

6 Facts You May Not Know About Marine Cargo Insurance

6 Things You May Not Know About Marine Cargo Insurance

Marine CargoIf your business is expanding to overseas markets, marine cargo insurance can offer you important protection for your ocean shipments.

Marine cargo insurance policies are unique compared to other insurance policies. This is because international ocean and air shipments are subject to a unique set of laws that limit the liability of carriers.

This post will outline six surprising facts about marine cargo insurance that you might not have known before, and should keep in mind when planning, purchasing, and using.

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4 Questions to Ask Your Logistics Provider About Data Security

Data Center: 4 Questions to Ask Your Logistics Provider | Transportfolio

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When shopping around for the right logistics provider, you’re bound to ask hundreds (if not thousands) of questions. It’s certainly important to understand a provider’s offerings, capabilities, network, and customer service standards; but asking about their data center and data security is a vitally important aspect that is easy to overlook.

Why? People tend to forget that all of the tracking and reporting capabilities they want requires a lot of data—data that should always be available. So, the next time you’re shopping for a new logistics provider, or if you’re working with one already, don’t forget to ask these four questions about their data center. » Read More

Eyes on Innovation: 3 Supply Chain Innovation Themes to Watch

2015 Transportfolio Blog Innovation

Innovation is all about thinking creatively and developing new solutions to universal challenges. It’s what propels us to ideate in stronger, more inspired ways, improve products, and streamline procedures. And, it’s what drives the future of supply chains. Innovations in technology and processes can impact your supply chain in many ways, like gaining visibility into your in-transit network or the reducing supply chain spend. That’s why it’s so important—and interesting—to stay on top of supply chain innovation.
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January Market Update: Transportation Industry News

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We’re in the full swing of the new year, and eyes are on the many market influencers and disruptors that can affect the decisions you make for your business, from carrier capacity and the driver shortage to government regulations and legislation. This month, we highlight five key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America. We welcome your thoughts on these factors.
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The Secrets to a Solid Reverse Logistics Strategy

The Secrets to a Solid Reverse Logistics Strategy

reverse logistics

What happens to “unwanted” items after you bring them back to the store? The movement of goods that have been returned or recalled is also an important component of supply chains. Just as a logistics strategy is central to the streamlined passage of goods from suppliers to customers, a reverse logistics strategy is essential for smooth movement in the opposite direction.

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