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The 411 on Trade Show Shipping

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 28, 2017 5:44:22 PM

Your company has decided to exhibit in an industry trade show. The booth space is confirmed, as well as, your hotel rooms and flights. Now it’s time to ship your company display and promotional materials to the convention center.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Freight, Logistics

Cost Cutting from Your Supply Chain

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 28, 2017 1:41:53 PM

Acknowledging where opportunities lie in the different areas of your business to cut unnecessary costs from  your supply chain to improve profitability overall.

Corporate giants aren’t the only ones who can save big on supply chain costs. Companies of all sizes who operate in various industries can improve profitability by cutting unnecessary costs in their supply chains.  The trick to supply chain savings is to know where to look.  Profitability can be increased through several different areas that offer consistent opportunities for cost savings. In this blog we are going to discuss the top three areas; customer service, supply chain network design, and performance measurement.

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Topics: Supply Chain

Prepare for the Peak Season of Shipping

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 28, 2017 1:24:17 PM

With the first day of fall yesterday, the holiday seasons’ just around the corner. More customers are shopping online than ever before and e-commerce retailers need to prepare for their peak season. Even for brick and mortar companies, shipping is a big part of whether you’ll be successful during the busiest time of the year, or fail in the eyes of your customers.To handle increased volume, plan ahead now!

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Topics: Supply Chain, Seasonal Freight

The Benefits of Inventory Management with a Third Party Logistics Partner

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 28, 2017 12:13:39 PM

Whether it’s your raw materials or finished goods, inventory is the largest asset for any business. It requires a lot of focused attention for perfect order fulfillment for an ultimate improved bottom line.  From sourcing and manufacturing schedules to transportation and warehousing, all these and more depend on the inventory levels in the supply chain. Therefore, controlling your inventory through the supply chain is very important.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Manufacturing

Adopting Supply Chain Analytics

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 28, 2017 11:38:27 AM

Today’s cloud based technologies are transforming supply chains in all industries. Large and small companies are deriving benefits from supply chain analytics because it enables the process to be streamlined and lower costs that often results from faster fulfillment times and fewer inventory problems. In recent findings, the Gartner survey of supply chain strategists found 29% of organizations said they have achieved high levels of ROI by using analytics. Firms are utilizing the analytics to manage pricing, leverage visibility, reduce costs, and consolidate. 

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Topics: Supply Chain, Big Data

To Push or to Pull in Your Supply Chain

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 28, 2017 11:26:30 AM

Depending on the industry you’re in and the goods you produce, your supply chain should be model around those factors. For companies with physical products, your supply chain determines your success or failure. In the perfect scenario you have just enough stock on hand to meet demand but not too much capital or storage space taken up by excessive inventory.

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Topics: Supply Chain

Why Branding Your Supply Chain Is Important

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 28, 2017 11:22:12 AM

Your brand is more than just your product, company name or logo; it also includes your supply chain. Being able to delivery on the promise of your brand, will inspire customer and partner loyalty in the long term.

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Topics: Supply Chain

3 Areas Where Mobile Impacts the Supply Chain

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 27, 2017 4:55:37 PM

Supply chains are being pushed into the future by mobile technology. With new devices and technologies emerging everyday it’s no wonder that in 2014 alone, there was almost half a billion mobile devices and connections added which brings the total number in the world to an astonishing 7.4 billion.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Technology

How Small Companies Are Expanding Their Reach

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 27, 2017 4:51:47 PM

Just because a company is small doesn’t mean it can’t think big. Like larger counterparts, it’s all about expanding your reach.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Logistics

4 Ways to Make Your Supply Chain Ethical (infographic)

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 27, 2017 12:17:21 PM

 In a hypercompetitive global market, fiscal imperatives often trump over values-even those values of social responsibility and ethical behavior. As globalization and outsourcing grew in the last two decades, supply chain ethics began to diminish.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Business Growth, Risk Management