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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.

Automotive Manufacturing: Cost Management & International Shipping

Posted: March 4, 2016

    Automotive shipping holds unique challenges, especially in terms of dealing with inventory management and supply chain cost reduction. The logistical difficulties for transporting parts from one or more locations to their destination—like a distribution center or assembly plant—all add up to tremendous logistics costs.

Join Carter’s Carrier Network!

Posted: February 1, 2016

  Have you heard about Carter Logistics’ Carrier Network? We like to think of our Carrier Network as the perfect partnership between carriers and logistics. We take care of all the sales and securing the loads so you can concentrate on getting them there. We understand what it’s like to be carrier. After all, our sister company Carter Express IS a carrier! That’s why we make sure to offer: Consistent Work – Keep your trucks … Continue reading

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.