Guest Editorial: Third-Party Logistics Outsourcing Tips

Logistics stock photoPrior to beginning a third-party logistics outsourcing arrangement it is important to take a critical look at what is going on in your business and its supply chain network. These 10 tips can help you and your logistics partner collaborate better and achieve your desired savings, efficiency gains and process improvements. [Read more...]

Nominate Penske Logistics as a Great Supply Chain Partner

trucks-in-the-yardHas Penske Logistics helped your company become best in class by significantly improving your supply chain efficiency? If so, nominate Penske Logistics to be included on the annual list of “100 Great Supply Chain Partners.” SupplyChainBrain magazine has been recognizing the nation’s top supply chain providers for more than 10 years. Nominate Penske Logistics before April 25, 2014, by completing this brief nomination form.

By “Move Ahead” staff

 

Shippers, Carriers Continue to Prepare for Panama Canal Expansion

Panama Canal LockPorts throughout the country are making changes as they prepare for larger container vessels that will travel through the Panama Canal once the multibillion-dollar widening of the waterway is complete, which is slated for December 2015. [Read more...]

Penske Hosting April Webcast on Greening of Supply Chain Food Fleets

Grocery store stock photoPenske vice presidents Drew Cullen and Tom Scollard will conduct a Food Logistics magazine April 16 (1 p.m. ET/noon CT/10 a.m. PT) webcast “The Greening of Food Fleets: Becoming Better Environmental Stewards.” They will highlight the merits of fleets in the food industry managing environmentally responsible fleets. Click here to enroll in this complimentary webcast. [Read more...]

New Penske Logistics Mexico Sales Leader Announced

Penske Logistics Mexico sales leader Pedro SanchezPedro Sanchez is the new sales director for Penske Logistics Mexico. Responsible for strategic business development that extends into new verticals, he will be based in Saltillo, Mexico. [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Exec to Appear on Refrigerated Supply Chain Webcast

Perishables stock photoPenske Logistics leader Mark Smith will be a speaker for the complimentary Food Logistics magazine webcast for supply chain refrigerated goods best practices entitled, “The Reefer Box: From ‘Plain Old Cold’ to ‘Smart and Controlled.’” It will be held on March 13 (1 p.m. ET/noon CT/10 a.m. PT). Click here to register. [Read more...]

Guest Editorial: What Do You Love About Being a Freight Broker?

Penske Logistics trucksThe transportation industry has a wonderful legacy of entrepreneurs and innovators. However, not every legendary tale is of someone whose new business start-up became one of the household names we all know today. There are many lesser-known success stories out there including freight brokers.

These are folks who may have learned the business working for a larger carrier or broker and then set out on their own as a small business enterprise. [Read more...]

Guest Editorial: Top 5 Things to Look For in a Freight Broker

Cargo containersThe critical nature of supply chains in today’s business environment is taxing the already lean logistics staffs of shippers. Beyond just running the business, logistics teams are spending more time on analytical projects, what-if scenarios and network designs. The list goes on and on.

Getting things done requires capable partners and one area of attention is in carrier sourcing. [Read more...]

Reverse Logistics Plans Cut Costs and Increase Customer Satisfaction

A happy couple holding a credit card shopping onlineU.S. consumers were expected to spend $602 billion during the holiday season and 2013 returns were expected to reach around 10 percent of overall sales. That means over $60 million of merchandise is heading back to stores.

Reverse logistics costs the industry billions of dollars each year in the handling, shipping, insuring and processing of returned products. By implementing a comprehensive reverse logistics plan, shippers can simplify the process for both themselves and their customers. They can also cut costs and minimize waste. [Read more...]

Motor Carriers: Do You Know Your Compliancy Deadlines?

Highway drivingMotor carriers have a number of deadlines they need to meet in order to stay compliant. To help stay current on upcoming dates between now and the middle of 2014, here’s an overview of industry dates that need to be met. [Read more...]