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Utilizing Global Freight Consolidation

Utilizing Global Freight Consolidation

When companies can’t fill an entire container with their own freight, air and ocean freight consolidators offer strategic options. Discover:

  • The types of consolidation available
  • The strongest lanes for consolidated freight
  • Good and bad consolidation candidates
  • Questions to ask before selecting a freight forwarder

IoT applications have been tested in recent times for all kinds of businesses. Now, it is time to envision how to apply the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve supply chains. This research paper:

  • Provides a framework companies can use to envision how to apply the IoT to their supply chains
  • Applies the IoT framework to semiconductor, automotive, and ecommerce supply chain improvements
  • Explains the capabilities organizations must have to implement IoT technologies

China represents tremendous opportunities for automakers and the companies that serve them. There are specific qualities that companies should seek in a qualified logistics provider to grasp their best opportunities. This white paper explains:

  • The top logistics challenges for the automotive industry in China
  • How logistics providers can support automotive companies in China

It’s mission critical to optimize efficiencies and savings while moving freight around the world. Find out how to employ best practices in global forwarding:

  • How to get more use out of available space with cargo consolidation
  • How to estimate exposure and manage cargo risk
  • Why understanding Incoterms®, free trade agreements, and ACE may lead to savings and efficiency improvements

Globalization puts forward opportunities to companies of any size who can effectively provide or source products and services in dynamic markets. Review our white paper and learn:

  • How to gain a competitive advantage through global transportation logistics
  • Factors that influence international shipments
  • Five characteristics of a global TMS and why companies worldwide should consider TMS technology

Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Robinson collaborated to examine how the Panama Canal Expansion in 2016 will impact logistics. Read the conclusions:

  • The expansion could shift 10% of container traffic between East Asia and the U.S. from West Coast ports to East Coast ports
  • The battleground on which U.S. ports compete for customers will move several hundred miles west, to a region that accounts for more than 15% of GDP
  • Shippers and carriers will have to adapt their strategies and operations as logistics grows more complex

Air cargo can help optimize your global supply chain with speed to market and the best combination of service and price. This white paper explores

  • How air cargo can provide quick response to market demands
  • The value of technology in air cargo services
  • The benefits of air cargo in emerging markets

Do regular procurement events help control transportation costs, or are frequent rebids a waste of time? This white paper answers the question, based on the results of Iowa State University research:

  • How carriers adjust and honor contract rates between procurement events
  • Why regular procurement events lower costs
  • How procurement events promote strategic relationships with service providers

When companies can’t fill an entire container with their own freight, air and ocean freight consolidators offer strategic options. Discover:

  • The types of consolidation available
  • The strongest lanes for consolidated freight
  • Good and bad consolidation candidates
  • Questions to ask before selecting a freight forwarder

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