Everything You Need to Know: Spot Market Freight

Posted by PLS Logistics March 2, 2017 at 9:12 AM

Have you ever wondered about how the product you buy from a store ended up there? The complexities of a supply chain and the steps for moving freight to its end location are often overlooked. But, for manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers, logistics is a top priority to business operations. Accurately planning for efficient transportation routes and potential delays comes with many challenges, which is why many shippers turn to a freight broker to ship goods.

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4 Challenges in Supplier-Retailer Collaboration on Transportation

Posted by PLS Logistics February 3, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Retailers and their suppliers face difficult challenges in today’s economy. Consumers are more demanding than ever, and mistakes are more damaging than ever. Transportation is a key component in providing superior service levels and satisfying customers, but retailers and suppliers are often unable to effectively collaborate on transportation.

A recent study proves the value of a supplier-retailer collaboration: collaborative companies receive a 3.7% increase in revenue compared to those businesses who don’t work together. And, there’s a 5.4% decrease in costs on all initiatives that involve collaboration.

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