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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 […]
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 […]
6 Ways to Protect Your Supply Chain During Hurricane Season | Red Arrow Logistics
Hurricanes and other severe storms can affect a business in several ways. The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting a hurricane season with above-average activity for this year. The NOAA’s outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, is calling for 14 to 21 named storms. A supply […]
The Benefits of Fleet Tracking | Red Arrow Logistics
Businesses worldwide are realizing that technology adoption maximizes productivity and revenue. The trucking industry is also increasing its use of digital technology to maintain daily operations. Fleet management is gaining momentum as a way to manage the complicated day-to-day coordination of trucks. What is Fleet Tracking? Fleet tracking is a smart system that uses GPS […]
How to Build a Flexible Supply Chain | Red Arrow Logistics
Supply chain issues are a part of doing business. A supply chain that is flexible is an important factor, particularly in today’s uncertain and fast-changing environment. Many businesses plan production and distribution every 15 days which means that they need to adapt to any issues that come up with volume, shipments, and routes. Being able […]
How to Best Respond to Supply Chain Disruptions | Red Arrow Logistics
There is not one industry in the United States that has not been affected by supply chain disruptions over the last two years. Global events, the pandemic, and inflation have caused upheaval in supply chains around the world. Fewer workers, overwhelmed warehouses, and a demanding e-commerce market have created a situation that has presented challenges […]
Skyrocketing Diesel Fuel Prices Will Affect Freight Trucking | Red Arrow Logistics
Filling up at the pump has been painful lately—especially for truck drivers. Diesel fuel prices are at an all-time high, which is affecting an already fragile supply chain, and driving the rate of inflation up. Truck drivers are already concerned about the growing costs that could put smaller owner-operators out of business.  Diesel Fuel Prices […]
Are U.S. Dockworkers Headed for a Strike This Summer | Red Arrow Logistics
As if the logistics and transportation industry has not faced enough challenges this year so far, dockworkers in the U.S. might be heading for a strike this summer. Dockworkers particularly at West Coast ports cite issues with their working conditions and standard of living as reasons for the strike. As their current contract is due […]