Reasons to Work with a Packaging Distributor Whether you’ve just started your business or you’ve been in operation for decades, there’s one thing that every company always needs at one point or another – packaging supplies. When the time comes to find boxes, mailers, tape, and more, you need a reliable source that can provide high-quality goods quickly and for a reasonable price. Even better if they can provide an outstanding shopping experience with expert level knowledge of the products and services they have available. So where do you…
Cost Reduction Strategies in the Supply Chain Any business owner or operator knows that the supply chain is a necessary element to virtually every aspect of their organization. It encompasses a wide range of events that consist of just about everything in terms of product production, sales, distribution, and purchasing. There are generally a variety of internal employees and external associates who all contribute to keeping the supply chain successful and efficient. On paper, this process may seem relatively straightforward – your team purchases or creates a…
While many packaging functions can be addressed by human labor, there are better ways of handling these processes, which can inevitably contribute to better supply chain management and a reduction in materials costs.
Automation processes can play a huge roll in increasing efficiency along the supply chain, saving both money and time, while ensuring quality.
LTL rates increasing in 2018 Be on the lookout for increasing LTL (Less Than Truckload) shipping rates this year. 2018 could see increases up to 5% for shipping less than truckload shipments. This is due to pent-up demand, shortage of qualified drivers, rising e-commerce deliveries, and increased government regulations. If you ship LTL, be ready for some of the highest rates in a decade. Last year, core pricing rose about 4% on average. Those core charges, (net of fuel surcharges),…
Posted in eCommerce
, Fulfillment and Distribution
, Industry News
, Knowledge Base & Solutions
, Supply Chain Management
Tagged with: deliveries
, LTL shipping rates
, shipping rates
, supply chain