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3PL Relationship

Like any outsourced partnership to a service and technology provider, such as in a 3PL relationship, it is vital that all sides are on the same page and speaking the same language in the way of goals, desired outcomes, strategy, and execution for whatever the customer and the outsourced provider are trying to achieve. This model, I like to call an “embedded 3PL relationship.

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presidential candidates

We’ve discussed several of the myths and solutions to enhancing the current state of American manufacturing. Take a moment to watch this video and think about what it means to “Vote Manufacturing.” So, how do you identify a manufacturing vote? Well, presidential candidates all have their opinions of how to build the U.S. economy, but each candidate brings something that may work.

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Daniel Waldron with Armagard. In this article, Daniel investigates how the US can overtake China with manufacturing productivity.According to the 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index – developed by Deloitte and the Council on Competitiveness – China leads the way as the world’s most competitive manufacturing nation.

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STEM Jobs

First things first: Go thank a veteran. Don’t wait for a holiday to come around before you shake their hand. Do it on a daily basis. Whether you meet a you meet a retiree in the grocery store or a millennial on the disc golf course, thank them. Though, if you ask me, the best way to thank a veteran is by giving him or her a STEM job.

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us manufacturers

This is the first in a series of blogs where we will cover the current state for U.S. manufacturers, supply chain, logistics, transportation, and freight management. Today we focus on the realities that we face with American manufacturing.The argument for American manufacturing is clear, and the topic has graced the stages of all political candidates.

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shipping container

Editor’s Note: This is a blog from our friends at market-inspector.co.uk. They are a unique service where you can compare quotes and offers from a range of different suppliers for your office. We, at Thomasholmes, thought this would be a fantastic time to talk about something important to all of us in the freight world: Shipping containers. More specifically, how to recycle and reuse them.

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ideal TMS

Using less-than-truckload for medium-sized shipments is one of the great innovations in shipping. It produces results at a fraction of the cost of full truckload (FT) or small package shipping. However, the needs of the modern shipping industry have reached an optimal point, and the only way to further push the envelope is by using a dedicated transportation management system (TMS).

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less than truckload shipping

So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. However, the set-up costs and initial implementation of LTL relationships can seem daunting. You may have to learn how to navigate a new software, or your organization may simply need additional training on a new transportation management system (TMS).

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shipping accounting

Figuring out how to manage less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping can be complicated. Will a shipper avoid collaborative relationships, and if so, how would the shipper gain any savings from using LTL shipments when there is not enough product to justify a full truckload (FT)? These questions reflect why some LTL providers are discussing LTL freight shipping accounting options more openly.