Please note that Hurricane Bud could cause shipping delays along the western coast of Mexico and across the southwestern region of the United States as considerable rainfall and flooding are expected over the next week. Please also be aware that the storm could potentially create bottleneck effects on the movement of goods between ports, manufacturers, distribution centers and retailers.
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Over the past few months, we understand that it has been difficult to stay up to date on international trade and tariffs. However, having a strong regulatory compliance and international freight forwarding partner can help.
How long has it been since you considered your supply chain and how to improve its efficiency? One month ago? Two months ago? A year ago? In a previous blog post , 88.3 percent of importers feel that their freight providers are not technologically advanced. There is no room for error when optimizing and refining your supply chain, so now is the time to take a deep dive into your supply chain and analyze areas of opportunity for improvements.
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.
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.
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.
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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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:
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:
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.