Background RWI Logistics is a third-party logistics provider that is part of the Castellini group of companies, one of the largest distributors of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh-cut produce, and floral products in the country. The Challenge In order to better service a rapidly expanding customer base and gain a competitive edge in the market,

Between major elections, shifting environmental attitudes, and the Covid-19 pandemic: 2020 was a remarkable year, to say the least. When it comes to the shipping industry, a number of new trends developed during the past year as well, each of which bears careful consideration moving forward.  While many of these changes affected everything from OTR,

The Covid-19 pandemic created significant hurdles to overseas shipping. But now that we are slowly moving past the pandemic, companies in the U.S. are preparing for the future. Being positioned to ship to our closest neighbors in Canada and Mexico so as not to be completely sidelined by future overseas complications is the first step

There’s no doubt about it: warehousing is much more complicated than it used to be. Increased consumer demand alongside services that guarantee next-day or even same-day shipping has raised the bar and forced those who were resistant to change to make some important decisions about how to tailor their processes to remain a competitive force

Freight density is one of the most discussed topics in the freight world today as it becomes more and more important to carriers and shippers alike. This is primarily because in the past five years there has been a shift in how commodities are classified, adding density subgroups rather than simply set freight classifications. This

In the last 20 years, the logistics industry has changed in ways few could have predicted. When Redwood Logistics began operations in 2001, the company founders sought out to help companies solve their most complex logistics and technology problems. This goal remains true today. One of the individuals leading the charge at Redwood Logistics is

In the past, tracking and tracing usually came in the form of a website or outsourced programs to track shipments using information such as container numbers, airway bills, rail numbers, and the like. Information was limited and oftentimes data wasn’t accurate and didn’t account for real-time exceptions such as port delays, warehouse inventory issues, or

The global pandemic morphed the logistics landscape into a place of no return. It’s no surprise that the most successful businesses are investing heavily into their supply chain and entire logistics operations right now in order to maintain their lead. As important as developing products and establishing value is, supply chain management has become the

Are you still wondering why so many of your competitors are partnering up with third-party logistics companies versus doing it all in-house? Well, the answer is really simple… partnering with a solid 3PL will save you a large chunk of time and money. The advanced freight management solutions that they provide are built to streamline

As a company expands its operations, its supply chain naturally grows right along with it. The processes become more complex, which in turn stresses the importance of accuracy at each link in the supply chain. This is where RFID technology comes into play. The most common RFID application is for tracking and management. This includes

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