Liz Lasater, Author at Red Arrow Logistics Transportation and Freight Forwarding
Power Only Trucking Shipping | Red Arrow Logistics
Sometimes you need more flexible options when it comes to shipping. Power only trucking is a type of freight transportation that only provides the truck and driver. The trailer is owned or leased by a third-party logistics provider (3PL) or shipper and is considered separate from the truck and driver, which is also known as […]
LTL Trucking 101 What You Need to Know | Red Arrow Logistics
Less-than-truckload shipping (LTL) is a transportation method used for smaller freight that does not need the use of an entire trailer. LTL is a shared shipping solution where shippers pay for the portion of the trailer their freight occupies and the rest of the trailer is filled with other shippers’ items. Requirements for LTL Shipping […]
4 Ways to Develop Effective Supply Chain Procurement | Red Arrow Logistics
Over the last few years, many businesses have experienced challenges in supply chain procurement, which means it is now more important than ever to evaluate your supply chain procurement processes. A procurement strategy not only manages spending but also ensures operational effectiveness. An effective procurement strategy means that production, workflow, and budget are aligned with […]
Trade Compliance: Managing the Risks of Global Trade | Red Arrow Logistics
Supply chains in every industry are becoming more global and more complex, but that comes with additional risks. As global sourcing and trade expand, supply chain professionals must understand and abide by the regulations of each country they do business with. Trade and customs compliance is essential to mitigating the risks involved with doing business […]
Shortage of Airplane Parts Causes More Supply Chain Disruptions | Red Arrow Logistics
The last two years have been all about shortages—from basic goods like toilet paper and cream cheese to chips for cars and now airplane parts. Airlines are having difficulties finding engines and other parts to fix planes that require maintenance. This is leading to more flight delays and cancellations, making it challenging for carriers to […]
Your 3PL Can Help with Fulfillment Labor Shortages | Red Arrow Logistics
Another holiday season is upon us and once again it looks like there will be a shortage of seasonal employees to help with the holiday rush. If this year so far has given any indication, there will be “Help Wanted” signs up all over. This of course includes retail and fulfillment. With the approaching 2022 […]
Does Your Supply Chain Utilize Micro-Fulfillment Centers?
This year has presented many challenges for retailers.  Supply chain disruptions have caused delays across the board and many retailers are facing a situation of having too much inventory on hand. At the same time, the demands of e-commerce continue to expand which has changed consumer buying habits and delivery expectations. Micro-fulfillment is quickly becoming […]
How to Navigate the Challenges of the Holiday Peak Shipping Season | Red Arrow Logistics
We all know that the holiday peak shipping season can bring challenges. Supply chain disruptions of the last few years have made it difficult to predict exactly how this holiday season will go. Figuring out what needs to be prioritized during this busy season is part of a good logistics strategy. Retailers must review their […]
10 Ways to Make LTL Shipments Easier | Red Arrow Logistics
As we head into peak season, capacity restraints, changing rates, and shipping delays can make shipping operations challenging. Less-than-truckload shipping (LTL) is usually the most cost-effective way to send shipments that will not take up an entire trailer, but it is important to understand the key points in making this mode of transportation easier. LTL […]
Why You Should Consider Regionalization of Your Supply Chain | Red Arrow Logistics
While relying on manufacturing and production in Asia has been the trend in previous years, there has been a recent shift in the thinking of many major companies. Rather than outsource production, many are realizing it should take place closer to the market with regional supply chains. Supply Chain Regionalization The goal for supply chain […]