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manufacturing people

In a previous guest blog, The Rodon Group along with Rethink Robotics wrote, titled “Can Robots + Humans = The Ideal Workforce in Manufacturing?”:Robots such as Baxter can also help companies save money and increase productivity. At Rodon, robotics and automation have given us a competitive edge, especially against overseas manufacturers.

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ltl shipments

We finalize our “Best in Class Shipper” of LTL Shipments series today by going into more detail on the last areas that a shipper must master in order to gain “Best in Class Shipper” status. You can view all 10 in our first overview post, dig into 1 thru 3 in the second post, and then in the third post of the series, see the 4th and 5th areas to master.

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Editor’s Note: Thomasholmes is a freight broker by the nature that all third party logistics companies who manage freight on behalf of shippers, which include freight payment, are a freight broker. There is plenty of opportunity in the freight world at the moment. At Thomasholmes, we work with other freight brokers who are tendering loads.

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freight spend management

We continue our series on what makes up a “Best in Class” shipper by taking a deeper dive into #4 and #5 of the 10 areas that “Best in Class” Shippers must master: Freight Spend Management and a focus on LTL Shipping Process. In the second post we covered the first 3 areas: Data Capture, Knowledge of Carrier’s Business, and Organization.

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made in usa josh miller

As we know, over the last two decades, manufacturing has largely been pushed overseas. As the number of US manufactured goods declined, manufacturing expertise and skills began to dwindle and become almost a lost art form. However, there have been some small businesses throughout the nation that have weathered the storm and remained committed to staying in the US.

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best in class shipper

This is the first post in a four-part series on how to achieve best in class shipper status. As we have written in the past, carriers are now calling the shots with capacity constraints continuing and expected to increase. In this first post, we will give an overview of the 10 areas shippers can focus on to attain the “Best in Class Shipper” status.

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what is DFMA

Editor’s Note: First of all, you may ask yourself, “Why is a 3PL who helps manufacturers with transportation management efficiency be talking about manufacturing efficiency?” Well, I am glad you asked! The reason, is that we don’t only want to provide content about transportation management, although we do right a lot about that, but we also want to give our customers and potential customers, who