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truck carrier rates

Shippers know truck carrier rates are the amount charged for transporting freight in a particular lane. After working in the transportation and logistics industry for a while, and using the same carriers, shippers may want to use historical truck carrier rate figures to build their budgets.

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cloud-based supply chain management

The emergence of the Cloud has created an interconnected world that goes beyond the communications of the early ages of the Internet and Web 2.0, influencing the way our real world behaves as much as advances like the engine, the printing press, or the computer itself. New technology can seem appealing until the process of incorporating it into existing methods becomes overwhelming and stressful.

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what is business process management

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog submission from Emily Hunter of TGO Consulting, a provider of innovative business solutions designed to improve the productivity and performance of organizations. TGO’s vision and goal is nicely aligned with that of Thomasholmes. Both of our companies aim to use technology and services to make our client’s business lives much simpler.

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what is reverse logistics

Thomasholmes, an expert technology solutions and transportation management service provider invites you to a 60 minute Webinar titled “The Big Benefits of Using Technology to Effectively Manage Transportation Reverse Logistics” to air live on September 30th, 2015 at 2 PM CST.You can register for the webinar by visiting https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6754187048550350082.

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manufacturing innovation silicon valley

Editor’s Note: In this guest blog post from Adams Nager, of ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation), he stresses the importance of fostering innovation and spurring competitiveness of American Manufacturing by focusing on more R&D from both the public and private sectors.

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freight costs

Freight costs are eminently controllable, however, efficiently managing this major budget item requires expertise. In the complex world of modern transportation, companies lacking the experience to professionally handle the intricacies of transportation management are sure to find controlling shipping costs an extreme challenge.

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reverse logistics strategy

Business owners face endless decisions throughout all aspects of the supply chain. Businesses must decide which routes to use, where to manufacture products, and whether to employ the use of a third party logistics provider. However, one of the most important aspects of supply chain strategies is often overlooked: the reverse supply chain (also referred to as reverse logistics).

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LTL carrier

Throughout the course of business, demand for items will contract and grow, and your business needs to be able to process customer orders. However, you may have damaged your relationship with an LTL carrier by simply not staying in communication, not fulfilling your end of the service contract, or you may have found a slightly cheaper alternative.

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resources for freight brokers

It’s the classic paradox of the internet: there’s an enormous number of resources out there, but finding them can be a huge hassle. Even the freight transportation industry can’t avoid this problem.That’s why we’ve put together 5 free resources for freight brokers like you can’t afford to miss out on.