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Contract Manufacturing Supporting Inventories

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Nov 18, 2021 7:42:49 AM

The Covid virus has presented production challenges for global manufacturing. Food, chemical and personal products companies, among many more, struggle to meet retail demand.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, 3D Printing, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology, Big Data, dimensional pricing

The Origins of Veterans Day

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Nov 10, 2021 8:57:07 AM

In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the city of Washington, D.C., became the focal point of reverence for America’s veterans. Similar ceremonies occurred earlier in England and France, where an unknown soldier was buried in each nation’s highest place of honor (in England, Westminster Abbey; in France, the Arc de Triomphe). These memorial gestures all took place on November 11, giving universal recognition to the celebrated ending of World War I battle field conflicts at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). The day became known as “Armistice Day.”

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology, dimensional pricing

Is Manufacturing Returning to the United States

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Oct 27, 2021 10:17:51 AM

Politicians on both side of the isle support the Biden administrations efforts to revive the U.S. manufacturing base. The American Jobs Plan (AJP) was a proposal by U.S. President Joe Biden to spend $2 trillion on U.S. infrastructure over eight years. It is the second portion of Biden's three-part "Build Back Better" agenda, with the first being the American Rescue Plan and the third being the American Families Plan. It was unveiled shortly after Biden signed into law the Rescue Plan in March 2021. Biden had pitched the proposal as "a transformative effort to overhaul the nation's economy".

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology, dimensional pricing

Technologies Improving Warehouse Efficiency

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Oct 13, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Warehouse technologies can directly impact one of the most critical strategic goals and differentiators for logistics organizations, warehouse efficiency. If warehouse operations run inefficiently, the business is forced to increase its workforce and overhead to maintain acceptable service levels and margins.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Freight Bill Auditing, Intermodal Freight, Logistics Business, 3D Printing, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology, Big Data

The California Oil Spill Likely to Add to the Supply Chain Difficulties

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Oct 6, 2021 5:09:27 AM

Officials investigating one of California’s largest oil spills are looking into whether a ship’s anchor may have struck a pipeline on the ocean floor, causing a major leak of crude into coastal waters and fouling beaches, authorities said Monday.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology, dimensional pricing

California Port Backlog is a Northeast Bonanza

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Sep 22, 2021 4:36:53 PM

Trucking rates out of the Northeast have been steadily rising resulting from a spike in demand from shippers using the Port of New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey as an alternative to the congestion in the California ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Savannah.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology

Managing Your Supply Chain In Turbulent Times

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Aug 31, 2021 12:58:04 PM

As if things weren’t challenging enough along comes hurricane Ida causing all manner of disruption to the Gulf states. One million without power for quite a while, hospitals limping along on generators and commerce in the region is at a standstill.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Industry Trends

Logistics Planning For 2021 and Beyond

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Aug 12, 2021 7:04:58 AM

As we struggle to combat Covid-19 and other mutant strains of the virus, through this year and beyond, logistics planners may want to keep their eye on some key factors affecting the supply chain. You may find some of these topics affecting your planning strategies in the coming years.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology

Is It Covid, The Variant or Just The Flu

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Jul 20, 2021 11:42:16 AM

There are so many unanswered questions surrounding the effects of the Covid-19 Virus to date. Where did the standard flu go? Is the Covid-19 virus threat over? Will the Covid variant force us back to a global lockdown? The stock market seems to think perhaps.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Shipping News, Industry Trends, Technology

Freight Rates Are Spiking Upward

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Jul 7, 2021 9:53:05 AM

The higher shipping costs have been sparked by a combination of factors, including soaring demand amid stimulus money, saturated ports, and too few ships, dockworkers and truckers. The problems are too broad to be remedied by any short-term fix and are creating ripple effects across U.S. and International supply chains.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology