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Archives for May 2017

Breaking into Global Markets, One Tesla at a Time

Breaking into Global Markets, One Tesla at a Time | Transportfolio

global-logistics

When a 100-year-old toy company collaborates with a leading automotive and technology manufacturer, the possibilities are limitless. But when that mix is powered by a comprehensive logistics solution, it can really go the distance.
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5 Reasons to Attend CSCMP Edge

5 Reasons to Attend CSCMP Edge | Transportfolio

Within a month of joining the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), I attended the organization’s annual global conference. While there, I connected with a vice president of transportation at a major big box company, who gave me an hour and a half of her time, helping me get started on my journey to building out a distribution process. Because of this conversation, this connection, we were able to expand our business at an unprecedented rate. To this day, it remains the most valuable conversation I have ever had in my career. » Read More

5 Key Considerations for Oversized Loads & Wide Loads

5 Key Considerations for Oversized Loads & Wide Loads | Transportfolio

Oversized Load

Before jumping into the key considerations for these types of shipments, let’s first explain what qualifies a shipment as a wide load. In the United States, and wide or oversize load is a vehicle and/or load that is wider than 8’6” (2.59 m). Each U.S. state has slightly different requirements for oversize shipments, so it’s important to know the legal requirements for each state.

For that reason, and many others, navigating the specialized world of flatbed shipments can be tricky, especially when shipping oversized loads like tractors, combines, bulldozers, cranes, steel beams, wind blades, or prefabricated homes.
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4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level | Transportfolio

Businesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers. Then growth—perhaps from new customers or a new product—adds complexity. No matter what phase your business is at, from the most successful, legendary brand to a smaller, emerging one, every aspect of your business needs to help move your business forward to the next stage. This includes your supply chain.
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Best Ways to Approach Air Freight Shipping

Air Freight

Most shippers who use air freight in order to get their goods out quickly and keep their inventories lean. While air freight is a quick mode of transportation, it is typically expensive. Approaching your air freight strategically can help you keep costs as low as possible while still utilizing air’s quickness.  » Read More

Guest Post: 4 Lessons Learned on the Path to Supply Chain Efficiency

4 Lessons Learned on the Path to Supply Chain Efficiency | Transportfolio

Supply Chain Efficiency

Starting a business while in college isn’t for everyone. I can honestly say I’ve never worked harder at anything in my life, but it’s also been the most rewarding challenge I could imagine. As an online retailer, Blue Ridge Product Solutions has evolved a lot in the eight years we’ve been in business. One of the reasons for the evolution is because we learned so much in that time. None of the lessons compare to the importance of being able to scale up as your business grows—especially when it comes to retail logistics.
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