Editor’s Note: On July 2, Mike Otto contributed a blog post for The Road®. We’re sharing his original post here because it is a timely topic. Please share your thoughts and read the blog post, Fourth of July: Logistics Fun Facts. Whether the Declaration of Independence was actually signed on July 2, 1776, or August 2, [...]
What Does Your Global Supply Chain Look Like From 30,000 Feet? Map It Start wide, go narrow. It’s a good rule for a new outsourcing provider to follow, just as it is for real life. For instance, say I met a man from India at a conference in Europe, and he asked where I was [...]
LTL carriers break their direct shipment costs down into pickup, origin dock, line haul, intermediate dock (break bulk), destination dock, delivery...
Do you agree with this definition? What would you add to the definition of a great freight forwarder?
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