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Cost-Competitive Intra-Mexico Logistics & Border Transportation

Posted: March 1, 2017

Operating with other countries can often be a complicated matter. Whether with politics, different cultures or languages, there are a myriad of things that can make it difficult. Even with close partners in trade such as the U.S. and Mexico, logistics can be a challenge. That is why it is vital to have a quality logistics company to aid in intra-Mexico trade. It is not just adequate to have a company that will work to … Continue reading

Trump’s Transportation Secretary

Posted: February 1, 2017

 Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States of America. He was probably the most controversial presidential candidate the country has ever seen, but what his presidency will hold is yet to be seen. There have been promising glimpses of what he could do. One of these moves is nominating Elaine Chao to be the Transportation Secretary.

How a Trump Presidency will Affect Logistics Across the Border

Posted: January 16, 2017

While his campaign has seemingly divided a nation, Donald J. Trump will officially be the 45th president of the United States. One of his major campaign promises was to build a wall along the border of Mexico to reduce the amount of illegal immigration and smuggling that occurs there. The plan details have not been finalized and it continues to come under pressure. While those claims have undoubtedly strained some relations with Mexico and caused … Continue reading

Women in Logistics

Posted: November 15, 2016

Women Can Provide Unique Value to Logistics & Supply Chain Management It is no secret that women have experienced inequality in the workplace—from differences in pay, to advancement opportunities, to overall treatment. While women have made positive strides in the fight for equality, gender disparity still exists in many prominent industries, including Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Demanding equality seems easy in theory, but has proven difficult to execute for a plethora of reasons.  A … Continue reading

How Politics Affect Your Bottom Line

Posted: September 1, 2016

Politics are dominating the national conversation in anticipation of the upcoming election, and while opinions are being offered at a discount, the fact of the matter is that political decisions will affect costs in manufacturing, shipping, and receiving. What should companies consider? There are several sectors that will be affected by major policy changes; for instance, oil prices will spike and dip, just as they always have and fears and complications due to terrorist threats … Continue reading

4 Ways to Create an Efficient Transportation Budget in 2017

Posted: August 10, 2016

  We have enjoyed low gas prices this summer, but what will the price of oil be in 2017?  This is just one factor that presents a challenge when planning future transportation budgets.  The complex factors impacting your transportation budget may fluctuate unexpectedly, at times even from day to day. Oil prices, labor rates, and even traffic can affect your budget tremendously.  To some extent, the factors that impact transportation budgets are out of your … Continue reading

Small to Mid-Sized Companies Benefit with Carter Logistics

Posted: July 18, 2016

Supply chain management is a complex, innovative industry, and Carter Logistics drives the solutions that can help companies succeed. Small to mid-sized companies face unique logistics challenges. A small company may excel at manufacturing a competitive product, but not have the resources to manage distribution efficiently. Salespeople may coordinate expedited shipments without realizing that the final shipping and resource costs have made the sale unprofitable. Additionally, errors in distribution or delivery can easily get lost … Continue reading

The Value of a Fully Integrated, Digital Supply Chain

Posted: June 9, 2016

    According to the Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing grew in both March and April. Growth in manufacturing will inevitably lead to positive results in other segments of the economy and industry experts report changes in technology may have a significant impact on the logistics industry.

Three Reasons to Choose a Full-Service Logistics Provider

Posted: May 25, 2016

Making a choice about outsourcing logistics can be intimidating for companies of every size. Using transportation brokers or contracting warehousing space directly offers some short-term benefits, but these are limited and they lack the added value required to help companies stay competitive in the current market. Continue reading

Take the Pulse of Your Supply Chain

Posted: April 1, 2016

    For the year 2016, we’re already one quarter down. It is time to take the pulse of your supply chain. Theoretically, this is when you run thorough risk mitigation for your company. You talk with all your supply chain managers (all of them), and they provide you with a complete report that analyzes the vulnerable suppliers and suggests some viable options.