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How to Save Time with Pre-Written Procedures

When can pre-written procedures come in handy? Let’s say you’ve just been given the task of writing a new procedure that documents an existing business process. You make sure you understand, and you close with, “I’ll get on this process right away.” Continue reading How to Save Time with Pre-Written Procedures

How to Use Your Supply Chain to Gain Competitive Advantage

In order to gain an advantage you need a competitive supply chain. Focusing too much on your own company leads to sub-optimization, which can hurt your teammates on your supply chain team and reduce your competitive advantages in the market. How to use your supply chain to gain competitive advantage.

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What are the Hidden Costs of Offshore Manufacturing?

Are your offshore facilitates really less expensive? It all depends on how you are calculating your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Your TCO calculation should include all the hidden offshore manufacturing costs your new strategy will experience over the life of the project. What are the hidden costs of offshore manufacturing? Continue reading What are the Hidden Costs of Offshore Manufacturing?

How Does a Delivery Management System Work?

If your distribution technique can be improved, your business will grow. Managing a few daily deliveries is simple, but adding more deliveries makes things more difficult. When an order comes in, it means more packages, routes, and drivers are on the way. How does a delivery management system work? Continue reading How Does a Delivery Management System Work?

What is the Difference Between LCL and FCL?

If you are thinking of the logistics of shipping goods in small or large quantities by ocean freight, you may wonder if LCL (less than container load) or FCL (full container load) is the better option for you. Depending on your needs and preferences, several factors may help you make up your mind. What is the difference between LCL and FCL? Continue reading What is the Difference Between LCL and FCL?

How Do You Customize the Onboarding Processes for Different Industries?

Many professional firms have learned how to use effective remote onboarding techniques in order to welcome an increasing number of home and hybrid workers, other industries can also tailor their onboarding processes in order to address the specific needs of their sector. How do you customize the onboarding processes for different industries?

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How Can Delivery Routes Be More Efficient?

Your customers want their products, and they want them now. In fact, 62% of consumers say delivery speeds influence their buying decisions, and 30% of consumers expect same-day shipping. To keep up with customer demand, you need efficient delivery routes to deliver more packages quickly. How can delivery routes be more efficient?

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What is a W-9 Form and Why would a business request one?

It’s a good practice to get a W-9 form whenever you engage an independent contractor. When you request a W-9 form, you are indicating to freelancers that you plan to keep your business dealings formal. What is a W9 Form and Why would a business request one? Continue reading What is a W-9 Form and Why would a business request one?

What are the Reasons and Outcomes of a DOT Compliance Review?

Passing the New Entrant Safety Audit isn’t the end of the road for your business; if there are any breaches, a Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance review is required. What are the reasons and outcomes of a DOT compliance review? Continue reading What are the Reasons and Outcomes of a DOT Compliance Review?