Efficiency

Truckload Shipment v. Shared Milk Run

Posted: August 14, 2017

In this blog series, we have compared several different methods that are used to transport freight from one location to another. Carefully analyzing the way freight is shipped can lead to significant cost savings in your supply chain. In this issue of our series, we will take a closer look at the Truckload Shipping Method compared to the Shared Milk Run. When using the Truckload Shipping Method, a shipment will remain at the dock until … 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

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.

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.

Best Border Practices for Your Supply Chain

Posted: October 1, 2015

Stretching a supply chain over a border instantly introduces a whole new host of complications. That doesn’t mean that they have completely disrupt your supply chain. When best practices like these are followed, your shipments can move swiftly and easily across the border without any problems. Continue reading

The Importance of a Strong NAFTA Network in Trucking Logistics

Posted: August 10, 2015

The goal of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was to simplify the tariff process and make it easier to move goods between Canada, the US, and Mexico. Taking advantage of this can be complicated. Here’s how a good logistics company is set up to make things move as smoothly as possible. Continue reading

Knowing Your Way Around Mexico Logistics

Posted: July 13, 2015

Any transportation process has a lot of moving parts to keep track of, which is, of course, why companies use a Third Party Logistics Company like Carter Logistics in the first place. But when you introduce international transportation to, from, and within Mexico, the variables and costs are even higher. Continue reading