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Weather Advisory: Winter Storm Niko to Cause Shipping Delays

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 11:00:00 PM

Logistical activities could be impacted this week and next as Winter Storm Niko drops heavy snowfall on the northeastern portion of the United States. 

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Topics: Logistics, weather, Delays

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, Inbound Shipping, 3pl, GTS, TMS, Transportation Management System

PPAI and GTS Celebrate Over a Decade of Partnership

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

GTS has spent 20 years establishing a successful affinity network. We partner with trade associations & chambers nationwide to bring their members exclusive shipping discounts.

We have been a proud partner with PPAI for over 10 years. During that time, we have successfully worked with hundreds of PPAI members by saving nearly $1 million dollars on shipping costs. 

We are proud to present the following endorsement letter from PPAI Executive Vice President, Robert McLean Jr.

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Topics: Logistics, Domestic Freight Management, Freight Shipping, PPAI

Shipping Alert: National Political Conventions

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM

With the national political conventions approaching, it’s important to keep in mind security, traffic and closures when arranging your inbound and outbound shipments.

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Topics: Logistics, Cleveland, DNC, Shipping Alerts, RNC

How a TMS Can Help Your Small Business

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

The age of having an affordable transportation management system is upon us.

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Topics: Logistics, Technology

8 Leadership Qualities of Successful 3PL Executives

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 30, 2017 6:24:10 PM

According to the 2014 Third-Party Logistics Study, two areas leaders need to excel in to maintain sideways growth are leadership maturity and learning agility. The former means having the ability to operate at the appropriate level of complexity, ambiguity and scale. The latter means the ability to operate at the appropriate level of disruption, speed and volatility.

 

There are eight core skills that fall under the umbrella of maturity and agility:

 

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Topics: Logistics

5 Ways Shippers Can Maintain Visibility over Outsourced Logistics

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 30, 2017 5:53:46 PM

If you’re currently outsourcing your transportation management, it’s because you realized that doing so increases efficiency as well as hard & soft dollars to your bottom line.

Some shippers think that once they outsource, their responsibility is passed over to the logistics provider. That is not true! Many companies prefer to keep as much visibility and control as possible. 

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Topics: Logistics

5 Things Shippers Should Do Before Entering A Logistics Partnership

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 30, 2017 5:49:12 PM

 

In an age where big data and flexibility are key to supply chain success, shippers need to tread cautiously when choosing a third-party logistics provider.

 

Is the provider up-to-date on technology? Are they willing to continually evolve in a tumultuous market?

 

Here are five things that shippers can do to increase the chances of making their logistics partnership an ideal match:

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Topics: Logistics

Big Data & Logistics Go Hand-in-Hand. Here’s How.

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 30, 2017 5:37:48 PM

Big data is a buzzword that picked up recognition in the marketing space and has made its way into the business models of companies around the world. It’s a term that simply refers to data sets that are too large to quantify using traditional on-hand data management tools.

Logistics is particularly suited to benefit from big data. Why? Because when it comes to the supply chain, success depends on efficiency. There is a chain of commands that need to be met, and this is best done when transparent information is accessible.

DHL published a study called Big Data in Logistics, and pointed out five areas of logistics that big data has the biggest effect. They include:

 

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Topics: Logistics, Big Data

Important Shipping Update: NMFC Rule #680

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 30, 2017 5:34:05 PM

The NMFC recently implemented Rule #680, which states that the product MUST occupy at least 65% of the skid space. Below is a document we created to better explain the rule and what it means for your shipments:

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Topics: Freight, Logistics, infographics