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Ship like a Pro: Preparing an LTL Shipment

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

Proper packaging and labeling is essential, not only to keep your supply chain in motion but to protect your shipments. Whether you are a first-time shipper or a logistics pro, properly preparing your shipments for pickup can be a hassle. But when done correctly, it can make your job easier and prevent headaches.

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Topics: ltl, Packaging Tips

How to Get the Most Out of Attending a Trade Show

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 3:00:00 PM

With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees, it can be overwhelming to
attend a robust trade show. With so many seminars, discussions, presentations and exhibits, how can you see everything? Simply put, you can’t. With a bit a of prep beforehand; you can set yourself up to get the most out of your trade show attendance.

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Topics: Business Growth, Trade Shows

How an Inbound Program Can Benefit You as a Vendor

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Over the past few weeks, we covered the importance and benefits of implementing a proper inbound shipping program as a customer. But what are the advantages of an inbound shipping program to you as the vendor? Healthy vendor relationships are important to ensure profitability in your business.  Vendor Compliance Programs exist to improve vendor performance and reduce supply chain variability.

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Topics: Vendor Inbound Management, Business Growth

How to Mitigate the Costs of General Rate Increases

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

GRI season is upon us. With many of the major LTL carriers already announcing their
numbers, it looks like September will bring increases in the range of 4-6%. What can you do to prepare and possibly mitigate the costs of general rate increases?

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Topics: Cut Costs, General Rate Increses, GRI

NMFC Changes Effective 8/13/16 eBook

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Keeping current with NMFC classification updates can be a burden for shippers.  Simple changes to a product classification can result in a stack of rebills if information is out of date. Our easy to follow ebook can help you stay compliant.

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Topics: NMFC

GTS, ACCE and Strong Chamber Partnerships

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

GTS Rep, Anthony, is currently exhibiting at the ACCE Annual Convention. We figured that this is a great time to highlight our partnership with ACCE along with our rich history of delivering successful affinity programs to chambers.

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Topics: Chamber Partnerships

How SMB Can Control Inbound Shipping

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In the world of freight, one area that causes ongoing confusion for our small to midsize 
clients is inbound shipping. When you don’t have a dock or logistics resources, inbound shipping can quickly be pushed to a vendor responsibility and control of costs and visibility lost. Here are some inbound shipping basics to help you save time and money.

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, Vendor Inbound Management, SMB, VCC, Best Way, Small to Midsize Business, Vendor Compliance Policy, Ship Via, Receiving Freight

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

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, 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