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.

Case Study: Drastically Lowered Transportation Costs with Carter Logistics

Posted: January 11, 2016

Does your business plan for 2016 include lowering your costs? Of course it does. This item finds its way into every business plan in every industry. One of the best ways to lower those costs is by increasing the efficiency of your transportation logistics. Here’s an example of how expert logistics can lower your costs.

By the Numbers: A Look at Third Party Logistics

Posted: December 2, 2015

  Third party logistics (3PL) got its start back in the early 1980s, and really got going in the 1990s with the introduction of computer networking. We’ve come a long way during the last couple of decades. Here’s a quick snapshot of what third party logistics looks like today.

Midyear Checkpoint: Is Your Business Where You Want it to be?

Posted: June 3, 2015

We are half way through 2015 and many businesses are getting a reality check on their goals for this year. Perhaps you wanted to grow production by 20%, expand into new territories, or improve JIT capabilities to reduce inventory expenses. Are you on your way to meeting these goals or are you uncomfortably close to where you were this time last year? Continue reading

Are These Technological Advances in Your Supply Chain?

Posted: August 15, 2014

  It’s wonderful to have an experienced team, polished processes, and quality equipment, but even those things can’t make up for outdated technology hindering your supply chain. Technological innovation offers you better solutions to common problems that rack up logistics costs. Here are three technological advances to check for within your supply chain. 1) Freight Verification System One of the most exciting pieces of technology out there is the Freight Verification system. It combines radio … Continue reading

Don’t Be Fooled by Cookie-Cutter Software

Posted: May 20, 2014

Sometimes “cookie cutter” software just doesn’t cut it when it comes to Logistics Analysis. The human side of customer resources provides many benefits that cannot be duplicated by a program. Here are four unique benefits customers receive by working with Carter Logistics Analysts. Continue reading

What Quality Can Do For You

Posted: January 20, 2014

Let’s pretend. You remember that game don’t you? Great, let’s pretend that you are the supply chain manager for your company. Or more to the point, let’s pretend that your boss has placed supply chain under your area of responsibility without any direction as to how to measure the success, failure, or impact it has on your organization. Continue reading

Transportation Routes: Point to Point is Easy

Posted: August 5, 2013

Do you have someone in your life that is directionally challenged?  It seems like every group has at least one person who couldn’t navigate themselves out of their bedroom.  They may call you in a panic unable to find a given location, even if they had been there the day before. One person may use an online map.  Another may use a GPS.  Yet another may use both and get lost when the two sources … Continue reading