More often than in the truckload market, rates for less-than-truckload (LTL) service can sometimes be shrouded in mystery. Misunderstandings about how rates form can lead shippers to feel spurned or frustrated when the price they pay is higher (sometimes much higher) than expected. With layers of fees and accessorials, higher overhead costs than truckload and

One of the hottest supply chain topics of 2021, aside from shortages and sustainability, has been the issue of capacity planning and optimization. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it shook up the global supply chain in numerous ways. The industry has bounced back better than before in some areas, yet struggles to adjust to new ways

As the weather grows cooler, everyone starts to prepare for the winter and holiday season. For some, this time of year provides an opportunity to relax with family and friends, and to give thanks for all that life has to offer. However, for those involved in the supply chain and responsible for moving time-sensitive packages,

Women are resilient, especially those in the logistics industry. For the past four years, Redwood has held an event dedicated to uplifting and recognizing women in our industry: Women in Logistics. This year, we focused on the theme of resiliency. With the pandemic having a profound impact on the supply chain, as well as the

Full integration of Redwood’s Logistics Platform as a Service demonstrates the value of single cohesive digital and physical supply chain Redwood Logistics (Redwood), one of the fastest-growing supply chain and logistics companies in North America, today announced the grand opening of a dedicated warehouse in Visalia, Calif. for Perfection Pet Foods, a world-class pet food

  Throughout 2021, the demand for last-mile delivery and white glove service post-pandemic has skyrocketed.  When demand for specific services begins gaining traction across an industry, it may be a sign that there are larger factors at play. Last-mile delivery and white glove services are by no means new and have gained in popularity intermittently

Shippers understand the need for eco-friendly practices and sustainable action. Their awareness and willingness to change has largely been driven by a combination of government regulations and internal conviction. As more people want to support brands that reflect their values, shippers feel the pressure to increase their sustainability initiatives to remain competitive. Although challenges continue

However you feel about climate change and the best practices to curb its effects, a few things have become abundantly clear to supply chain managers:   Sustainable practices must be immediately initiated throughout all industries if supply chains are to survive. One of the best and easiest ways to improve sustainability is to focus on

Regardless of the industry or profession with which you are involved, you need to know how you stack up against the competition and whether your current practices work effectively. As far as supply chain professionals are concerned, benchmarking is a fantastic way to determine competitiveness in the field. Benchmarking is the practice of analyzing supply

When it comes to international shipping, there are many factors which businesses need to carefully consider. In terms of liability and ownership, disputes arose so frequently in the past that the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) outlined a set of 11 separate rules with the goal of defining where international trade ownership begins and ends.

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