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Walmart Suppliers - Don't Miss Two Educational Events in One Morning

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Aug 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This. Just. In. 

Our Supplier Delivery Summit on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 9:30am will now immediately follow a related session -  the 2017 WalStreet Speaker Series - OTIF (On Time In Full) -  by the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce
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Topics: Supplying to Walmart 101, Retail Consolidation, Events

Case Study: How True Partnership Can Drive Savings Beyond Shipping Costs

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Aug 15, 2017 9:01:33 AM

How can a strong logistics partner help drive cost savings and overall supply chain improvements? Through an optimal combination of people and technology. While people and technology alone can produce improvements, a strategy that combines the two allows companies to manage complex logistics networks with skill, insight and expertise. 

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Topics: Logistics, Domestic Freight Management, Transportation Management System, Case Studies

How the August NMFC Changes Could Impact Shipping Rates

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Aug 10, 2017 9:28:14 AM

As a follow up to our August NMFC Changes eBook, there are some major changes that went into effect on August 5 which shippers should be aware of. One of the most substantial changes is the transition from a 9-tier to an 11-tier density breakdown. Depending on the density of the shipment, the freight class could change due to the new density subclassification thresholds. 

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Topics: NMFC

Top 3 Reasons to Attend the Bentonville Supplier Delivery Summit on 8/30/17

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Aug 9, 2017 10:12:22 AM

In case you missed it, Walmart is changing its delivery requirements this month. If you aren't aware of the changes or still fine tuning your plan for success, you do not want to miss our upcoming Supplier Delivery Summit in Bentonville. 

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Topics: Supplying to Walmart 101, Retail Consolidation

Coming Soon: Walmart Supplier Delivery Summit in Bentonville

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Aug 2, 2017 9:40:14 AM

August is here - are you ready for the new Walmart delivery requirements?

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Topics: Supplying to Walmart 101, Retail Consolidation

Countdown to ELD Implementation: 3 Things Shippers Need to Know

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jul 18, 2017 8:01:00 AM

It’s been more than two years in the making and now there are only six months until the federal electronic logging mandate (ELD) will take full effect. As the compliance deadline continues to approach, below are some insights into the most common questions from shippers: 

“What EXACTLY is ELD?”

“What does this mean for my business and for the industry as a whole?”

“What options are there to help us prepare and be proactive?” 

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Topics: Trucking, Technology

3 Tips to Reduce Inbound Logistics Costs

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jul 11, 2017 5:46:16 PM

When it comes to managing shipping costs, organizations tend to over-look the inbound supply chain. Effectively controlling and managing inbound freight can be a difficult process without a solid structure to hold vendors accountable. Below are our top three tips to help reduce inbound logistics costs. 

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Topics: Inbound Shipping

4th of July Tribute - Help Us Thank Our Former Military Team Members

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 29, 2017 9:10:00 AM

The Fourth of July holiday is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, concerts and family gatherings, but we would like to take a moment to personally recognize members of our team who have selflessly served in the military. 

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Topics: Careers

NEWS: Maersk Hit by Cyber Attack

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 28, 2017 10:54:36 AM

Maersk confirmed yesterday that its IT systems are currently down due to a widespread cyber attack. The attack, similar to the recent "WannaCry" attack, targeted various firms, airports and government departments around the globe through the use of ransomware.  Below are the most recent Maersk, port and terminal updates. 

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Topics: 3PL Industry News, Carrier News

[eBook] NMFC Changes - August 2017

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 22, 2017 12:39:52 PM

Determining the correct NMFC (National Motor Freight Classification) is critical to successfull shipping and controlling costs. The NMFC is used by carriers to categorize and identify freight to provide a rate to shippers. Are you aware of the upcoming NMFC changes which will take place in August? 

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Topics: NMFC, Industry News, Domestic Freight Management

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