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Editor’s Note: As a third party logistics company with a focus on better Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) freight management, we have several shippers who are in the manufacturing industry. Our job at Thomasholmes is to optimize transportation management for these manufacturing shippers so that in turn, they can focus on their own core, the process of manufacturing.

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freight forecast

On July 27, 2015, the American Trucking Associations released the U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2026.  This report, available for purchase here, poised some significant implications for the shipping, and by direct correlation, the logistics industry. With this information in-tow, shippers need to start planning for how to deal with the projected increase.

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best in class supply chain

Today’s supply chains function as a result of extensive research into how a supply chain behaves, its chief concerns, successful risk management, diverse markets, widespread collaboration, and technological advances. However, current supply chains fall victim to the problems of inefficiencies, inexcusable rigidity, and failure to recognize the growing demands of consumers.

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outsourcing transportation management

Businesses today often need a bit of help moving their bottom line forward. Outsourcing various parts of your company to other businesses that specialize in those areas has long been a solution that can give you excellent results. Here at Thomasholmes, we understand that it isn’t easy to turn over a major part of your company to the hands of someone else.

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freight brokers bond renewal

It’s that time of year again, when it’s time to talk about freight broker bond renewal. Two years ago it would’ve been a rare occurrence for most freight brokers’ deadlines to align at the same time. However, many of you will remember the controversial MAP-21 law passed in 2013. It upped freight brokers bond amount and set a nationwide deadline of Oct.

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The transportation mode LTL, or Less Than Truckload, has grown to become the predominant, preferred means of freight transportation across the US. Additionally, industry experts and third-party logistics shipping providers (3PLs) find themselves in the difficult position of ensuring the flow of merchandise continues as LTL use grows.

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suply chain management in manufacturing

The more people you add into any project, the more complicated everything gets. Sometimes it makes sense to have as few people involved so that there are no crossed wires or misunderstandings, but often it’s more practical to have the people who specialize at a certain task lend their expertise to the matter.