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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog


Shippers Win When Carriers Work Together to Reduce Empty Miles

Posted by Larry Catanzaro on May 26, 2016

When carriers are able to reduce empty miles, the shipper wins. A carrier carting around an empty trailer continues to incur expenses for every mile it runs, such as driver pay, benefits, fuel, fuel tax, tolls, and maintenance. With no revenue for the empty move, the carrier is forced to add those costs onto the deliveries a shipper tenders. Seems unfair somehow, doesn’t it?

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Topics: Collaborative Distribution

How to Reduce Your Dependence on LTL Freight Shipping

Posted by Alex Stark on February 11, 2016

LTL clearly plays a critical role for consumer goods manufacturers in getting products to market. But it costs significantly more than truckload shipments and it’s less reliable. By using a 3PL to consolidate loads with other shippers, small and mid-sized CPG firms can actually shift a large portion of LTL freight to full truckload in order to lower costs, improve on-time delivery performance and reduce product damage.

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Topics: Collaborative Distribution

The Key to Retailer and Supplier Collaboration: Talking More

Posted by Alex Stark on January 07, 2016

Recently, we interviewed 64 top logistics and supply chain managers on the topic of retailer and supplier collaboration in the supply chain.  Half were employed by retailers, the other half by consumer goods manufacturers.  We wanted to understand why truly collaborative retailer-supplier relationships are more the exception than the rule, despite the compelling evidence that closer collaboration results in greater supply chain efficiency.  (Read the full Retailer-Supplier Collaboration research brief.)

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Topics: Collaborative Distribution

New Research Explores CPG Supply Chain Collaboration

Posted by Alex Stark on November 24, 2015

Have you ever read an article, heard a presentation or watched a video that suggested that more supply chain collaboration between retailers and their suppliers is a bad thing?

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Topics: Collaborative Distribution

Retail Consolidation: A Freight Strategy Whose Time Has Come

Posted by Alex Stark on October 08, 2015

When it comes to retail consolidation, there is one thing that keeping you from shifting a large portion of your freight from costly, less predictable LTL shipments to lower-cost, predictable truckload (TL) shipments.

Volume.

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Topics: Collaborative Distribution

Cost Sharing in Logistics

Posted by Alex Stark on September 03, 2015

Cost sharing has become commonplace as businesses look to shave costs without giving up a strategic edge. Big dollar infrastructures are good examples of where companies are willing to work together to defray the costs for all.

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Topics: Collaborative Distribution

For Logistics Distribution Operations, Think "We," not "Me"

Posted by Alex Stark on July 16, 2015

Capacity is a big concern these days when it comes to logistics distribution operations.

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Topics: Collaborative Distribution

3PLs: A Dating Service for the Grocery Supply Chain

Posted by Alex Stark on May 21, 2015

Did you know that we have more than 2500 dating sites in the U.S.?

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Topics: Collaborative Distribution