Ascent Global Logistics Blog


Is Freight Forwarder Technology Slowing You Down? Consider Making A Switch!

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on May 22, 2018 9:20:22 AM

88.3 percent of importers feel that their freight providers are not technologically advanced.  This means that nearly 9 in 10 importers believe they are falling behind due to lack of innovative information from their supply chain partners.

In order to stay competitive in the digital era, supply chain innovation is imperative. Without constant improvement and evolution, your supply chain will become inefficient and cause you to lose business to your competitors.

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4 Tips For Controlling Your Inbound Freight Costs

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on May 15, 2018 12:27:32 PM

It’s 2018 and we are in the middle of a capacity crunch. With more loads than drivers currently on the road, now is the time to examine your inbound freight management and assess whether you are effectively managing your supply chain.

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News Bulletin: Dock Workers In India Continue Strike

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on May 11, 2018 1:41:28 PM

As published in this week’s edition of CLIFF NOTES, strike actions began in Nhava Sheva, India on May 9. The latest reports indicate that labor disruptions are expected to continue as dock workers called for an indefinite transportation strike this morning so parties can continue to work towards an agreement.

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Tired Of Delayed Shipments? Ascent Offers Options To Reduce Delays

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on May 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you have been in logistics for any period of time, you know that late shipments can be a very common occurrence. In fact, 10 percent of small business owners reported that more than 75 percent of their shipments arrived late. With delays that high, customer satisfaction could easily decline.

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Duty And Tariffs: What Importers Should Know

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on May 1, 2018 11:09:08 AM

On July 31, 1789, shortly after the United States became a nation, Congress passed legislation that called for administering customs tariffs and collecting duty to fund the government. Since then, the government has continued to collect duty on imports into the United States. Here is what you need to know about duty:

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3 Reasons Why You Need A Reliable Transportation Solutions Partner

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

With capacity shortages and increased demand, now is the time to rethink your supply chain. Even if you think you can manage everything by yourself, it still pays to have a trusted logistics partner. Here are three signs that it is time to rethink your supply chain and use a transportation solutions partner:

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How Switching From Excel To A Robust Technology Suite Can Save You Money!

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 24, 2018 11:32:25 AM

At Ascent Global Logistics, we are constantly looking for ways to help our customers become leading importers. With that being said, we understand that many importers still use traditional Excel files to manage and track all of their purchase orders. While Excel is still the most used method for managing import shipments, it lacks the ability to provide true supply chain insight. Companies are spending time, money and energy on a program where they don’t have to.

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Introducing the Newest Member of Our Retail Consolidation Team: Michael Smith

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 16, 2018 3:52:02 PM

We are very proud to announce Michael Smith as the newest member of our Retail Consolidation team! Michael recently joined our Retail Consolidation team as the Vice President of Transportation at Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company. 

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Topics: Retail Consolidation

UPDATE: Walmart On-Time In-Full 

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 10, 2018 12:45:33 PM

Two weeks ago, we posted about Walmart’s On Time In Full (OTIF) upcoming program changes. Since the blog post was written, a Walmart announcement from Steve Bratspies (Chief Merchandising Officer, Walmart U.S.) was released on April 9, notifying suppliers that Walmart's OTIF program for retail distribution centers was modified.

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How To Ensure Compliance With Generalized System Of Preference (GSP) Re-authorization 

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 3, 2018 11:16:43 AM

With the President signing into law H.R. 1625 on March 23, 2018, GSP has now been extended retroactively from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020.  The effective date of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018” is April 22, 2018, when programming will be updated to reflect the GSP duty status of approximately 5000 tariff items. 

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