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data in logistics

We continue our series on strategic shipping by going into detail of the 10 main areas that shippers can turn to in order to have a strategic logistics and transportation management mindset. Today we will go into detail on using the available data created in the processing of shipments within transportation management and other related logistics management for continuous improvement.

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warehouse management system

While logistics had remained the same for decades, the rise of modern civilization has transformed the industry. Small shipping companies have grown into larger third-party logistics providers, and warehouse management has become more focused on efficiency and accuracy instead of quantity of shipments.Transportation costs make up 60 percent of overall logistics expenses for all shippers and 3PLs.

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logistics visibility

We continue our ongoing strategic shipping series by covering how to use technology to provide better logistics visibility. Interestingly enough, many shippers are still using manual methods, like excel, email, and phone calls to keep track of their transportation budget.

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inventory flow

Today’s post continues our ongoing series on staying a strategic shipper. We first did an overview of the 10 areas of strategy a shipper must know in order to stay competitive. We then are taking each of those 10 strategic areas and going a bit deeper. Our first post focused on distressed shipments.

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At Thomasholmes, our customers are manufacturers from the American Manufacturing Industry. Our goal is to not only talk about how they can make transportation management more effective through our blog articles about technology and best practices but to also inform them about their own industry and how they might use this information to better their companies.

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logistics company

Today we continue our series on successfully working with a logistics company, often called a third party logistics company by focusing on how to properly understand the success of the engagement by knowing all the key performance indicators that a shipper could put in place.

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distressed shipments

This post is a continuance of an ongoing series about strategic shipping. After nearly 2 decades in business, we at Thomasholmes have found that those shippers we have helped stay strategic often are ahead of the curve with proactiveness. This proactiveness leads to a strategic mindset and also the avoidance of bottom line eating errors.