Tag: Supply Chain

What is white glove delivery?

by Murray Phillips, 19 May 2022

And should you consider offering it as a service? Have you ever wondered how someone would ship a vintage Porsche to a customer? Surely anything rare, unique and easily damaged needs some TLC when being posted. Chucking a Faberge egg into the back of a van (even when done with...

What is Reverse Logistics

by Matt Corby, 13 May 2022

Did you know that the costs a business accrues just from returns make up 5-6% of its overall lost revenue? That makes it crucial to find solutions that can reduce costs while still maintaining efficiency and customer satisfaction. This is where reverse logistics comes in. What is reverse logistics? Reverse...

How to Negotiate Freight Rates Like a Pro  

by Cameron Craig, 18 March 2022

Unless you’re the one-in-a-billion with your own fully functional private fleet, if you’re in the transportation industry then you’re going to need to buy space on another company’s train, boat, or plane at some point or another.   We’ve put together this article to help you navigate freight rates (and...

Logistics Strategy: Zone Skipping

by Simon Unicomb, 16 March 2022

Did you know that 58% of people would stop buying from a brand after 1-3 shipping delays or disruptions? These days, customers have high standards, and expect their deliveries to arrive in record time. But how can you increase parcel shipping speeds without increasing the overall cost?  Zone skipping doesn’t...

Your Complete Guide to Spot Quotes

by Simon Unicomb, 13 March 2022

If you work in shipping and transport, most of your shipments will be handled by contracted carriers with whom you have a continuous relationship. However, there are times when your shipping carrier can’t support you: such as when there is a sudden spike in demand or an emergency.  In those...

Your Complete Guide to Load Matching: Everything to Know

by Cameron Craig, 9 March 2022

A recent survey discovered that many leaders in the sourcing, procuring and supplying world believe businesses need to find better ways to improve their carrying capacity. This means utilising technology to meet the growing demands of the supply chain. As a result, companies trying to get the best value from...

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