What Is Last-Mile Delivery?

With more and more consumers demanding nearly instantaneous delivery services, businesses are struggling to meet their customers’ expectations. In particular, the final step of getting a package to a customer’s doorstep — known as last-mile delivery — can be especially challenging for companies, depending on their location, size and scope of operations. In this article, we’ll go over what last-mile …

How to Reduce Logistic Costs

Is shipping freight an integral part of your business? If so, you probably face rising costs across your transportation logistics. Along with the typical price increase in equipment and fuel costs, a shipper may face budget pressures from various directions. Monitoring logistics costs is essential to your business, and you may be actively seeking new ways to reduce these costs. …

10 Reasons to Use Courier Services

In today’s fast-paced world where speed is paramount, a standard delivery service won’t always get the job done. A courier service can step in and provide a much quicker and more reliable solution than old-fashioned “snail mail” or other slower delivery options that take three to five days.  A courier service is typically a privately owned company specializing in door-to-door pickup and …

How to Improve Logistics Efficiency

When you work in an essential industry like health care, manufacturing or the automotive business, you need proven, dependable ways to manage your logistics and provide on-time deliverables for your clients. Improving logistics efficiency is critical for your timeliness, profits, reputation and success. What Does an Efficient Logistics Process Look Like? An efficient logistics process in a business offers unmistakable …

Advantages of Third-Party Logistics Providers

Third-party logistics (3PL) has increasingly become a key part of many companies’ strategies for success. In 2018, the 3PL market generated over $931 billion worldwide in economic value. Take a moment to learn more about what 3PL is and the benefits of 3PL that have motivated companies of all kinds to outsource portions of their logistics operations. What Is Third-Party Logistics? Third-party logistics …

How Has COVID-19 Changed the Supply Chain?

COVID-19 has brought many disruptions to business processes and the national and global supply chains. In a March 2020 survey by the Institute for Supply Management, 75% of surveyed companies reported pandemic-related supply chain disruptions. More recently, more than 60% of supply chain and logistics companies have experienced either some or a significant detrimental effect to their supply, demand and logistics operations.  Though this …