Benefits of an Efficient Reverse Logistics Process

Posted by Dwight Hayes on July 18, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Optimizing your company’s reverse logistics system

What happens to your products after the point of sale? Are they easily returned if they’re faulty, recyclable if they’ve reached end-of-life, or able to be repaired? If the answer to these questions isn’t known, or the process to make those events happen isn’t well-defined, your reverse logistics system may not be operating at peak efficiency. Take a look at the benefits of an optimized approach, and get tips for improving your processes.  

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How Consolidated Shipping Helps Improve Supply Chains

Posted by Scott Tharnish on February 21, 2018 - 8:04 AM

Why shippers should consider consolidating freight

Consumer buying behavior has changed. As the convenience of ordering products online continues to increase, expectations for faster deliveries increase, too. Customers are no longer willing to wait weeks to receive deliveries or pay high shipping fees. Instead, the growth of e-commerce has led to customers asking for same-day and next-day delivery at the lowest possible rate. So, how can shippers keep up with this frenzy of ordering and ever-increasing demand, all while keeping customers happy? By consolidating shipments. 

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Retail Logistics: Preparing for the Holidays

Posted by Justin Bates on November 3, 2017 - 8:01 AM

How holiday shopping affects retail supply chain

With a combined consumer spend of over $650 billion in November and December 2016 alone, it’s no surprise that many companies focus on plans to meet the demands of holiday shoppers year-round. The ten busiest shopping days of the year fall in the fourth quarter, which means the work to ensure shelves are stocked has to happen well in advance of the holiday shopping season.

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Benefits of Dedicated Transportation

Posted by Ross Kline on October 4, 2017 - 8:02 AM

Capacity when and where you need it

You have a line of cold chain items that need to be shipped to the same customer each week — but you don’t have a refrigerated fleet. What do you do? Dedicated transportation is ideal for this situation and others where freight is moved on a consistent route and needs either a committed pool of specialized equipment or has distinct freight handling requirements.

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Four Logistics Trends to Watch

Posted by Dennis Anderson on April 18, 2017 - 8:11 AM

In the transportation industry, change is the one constant. We hear every day from our customers that they face increased supply chain complexity. At ArcBest®, our creative problem solvers constantly strive to understand and adapt to our customers’ needs as they evolve.

As I also discussed in the March/April edition of Supply Chain Management Review, below are four key trends that are affecting supply chains of all sizes.

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Recovery Resources for Delayed Freight

Posted by Becky Harris on September 23, 2016 - 1:03 PM

Hanjin bankruptcy causing shipment delays

Have you been notified that your ocean shipment is delayed? If so, it’s quite possible that it’s sailing on a Hanjin ship. Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd, the world’s seventh-largest container carrier, filed a court proceeding in Korea seeking to be placed into receivership on August 31, resulting in $14 billion in stranded cargo around the world, according to various media reports.  The company’s vessels have been seized at ports or stranded at sea because of an inability to pay required fees.

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