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Inbound Shipping: 5 Steps to Success

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 2, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Inbound Shipping:
5 Steps to Success

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Topics: Vendor Inbound Management, 3pl

4 Step Inbound Shipping Program With GTS

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You're busy. Your to-do list grows every day. Why should you spend your time on a complicated inbound shipping program?

There has to be a better way!

By working with GTS, you can streamline your inbound shipping program into four simple steps.

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Topics: Logistics, Vendor Inbound Management, 3pl, GTS, TMS, Transportation Management System

Preparing for a Trade Show: Creating a Show Timeline

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 4:00:00 AM

Whether it’s your first time or you are a trade show regular, planning for a trade show can be both exciting and overwhelming. A properly planned exhibition can help you generate leads, find new suppliers, monitor the competition, work on industry networking, and generate publicity for your company. The first step in accomplishing all of your trade show goals is to create a plan.

GTS is no stranger to exhibiting at trade shows; now we want to share our experience with you. Starting with a tradeshow timeline.

It could be handwritten in a binder or carefully crafted in Excel, but creating (and following) a trade show timeline will keep your team on schedule. You will be able to rest easy knowing that you will meet your deadlines and have a backup plan in case you encounter a glitch.

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Topics: 3pl, Trade Shows

How to Avoid 3PL Commoditization: 3 Key Differentiators

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 29, 2017 2:09:09 PM

Today’s consumer is not only educated, but has unlimited options at their fingertips at any given time. Quick and simple solutions that are customized specifically to their needs are key and must come at the lowest cost or they take their business elsewhere.  Many industries are feeling the impact of the evolving customer demands, including logistics. The term 3pl is now broadly used to describe a firm that provides outsourced logistics services, but not all 3PLs are equal. Vendors will vary in terms of reliability, speed, innovation, pricing, and scale of impact. A 3pl can range from a software solution to a complete supply chain management team with resources housed on-site at a client.  In order to create a client relationship with long-term value to clients a 3pl will need to prove their impact goes beyond “cheap rates”.  It is important to partner with a 3PL that is not only has similar goals and culture as your organization, but also has 3 key differentiators that will ensure you are getting the best in service and price.

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Topics: 3pl, Service - Driven Business Models

The Logistics Bid Process: Best Practices from Industry Experts

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 29, 2017 9:18:01 AM

After a detailed evaluation of your logistics program and departments, your organization realized their need to partner with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) to more proactively manage their freight. Now that you have a greater understanding of your supply chain’s current and future states, it’s time to send a bid to a 3PL, but where do you start? If you have never sent a bid or Request for Proposal (RFP) to a 3PL, it can difficult to navigate what to include in your bid and which questions to ask during the bidding process. In this blog, the GTS experts weigh in on best practices.  

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Topics: Business Growth, Cut Costs, 3pl, Logistics Bid Process

Choosing Value over Price in a 3PL Partnership

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 27, 2017 3:20:44 PM

 

Outsourcing logistics management to a 3PL has been hugely beneficial for modern business leaders. Although the supply chain is critical to success, it may not be first on your list of passions or priorities. Small, mid-size, and large corporations can all benefit from a transportation management system (TMS). The key is deciding how to choose the right partner. 

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Topics: 3pl