Industry News Archives - Red Arrow Logistics Transportation and Freight Forwarding
The cost of just about everything, including fulfillment, has risen in recent years. Labor is a major component of the overall cost of fulfillment. While technology can help make the process more cost-efficient, highly automated fulfillment centers do not work for the majority of B2C shippers who do not ship high enough volumes. However, there […]
Best Ways to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Freight Shipping | red Arrow Logistics
The reliance on fossil fuels to power trucks, trains, vessels, and aircraft in the transportation issue has a decided impact on emissions. The International Energy Agency estimates that transportation was responsible for 8.26 gigatons, or 26% of CO2 emissions worldwide in 2018. In the U.S., passenger and freight transportation contributed 28% of the total greenhouse […]
How 3PL’s Provide Value for Construction Companies | Red Arrow Logistics
Like many other industries, the construction industry has been subject to pricing volatility and bottlenecks over the last few years and it is even more difficult than ever to stay on top of everything that is necessary for running a successful construction company. With another uncertain year ahead, an increasing amount of construction companies are […]
Reverse Logistics - The Price of Online Returns
Growth in e-commerce retail sales has been a result of its convenience for consumers, product selection, and prices. Unlike in brick-and-mortar stores however, consumers cannot evaluate products before they purchase them in person. This leads to a large number of returns for items that were purchased online but did not meet consumers’ expectations for a […]
Aerospace Supply Chain Risk in the U.S. is on the Rise | Red Arrow Logistics
A global supply chain enables businesses to get items easier and at a lower cost, however, it does create some risk for a company. Global supply chains are vulnerable to events such as natural disasters, political unrest, and war. These types of events lead to uncertainty in markets and can have consequences on supply chains. […]
8 Important Supply Chain Trends for 2023 | Red Arrow Logistics
As the year comes to a close, many in the logistics industry are looking forward to a less tumultuous new year. The challenges faced by supply chain managers and logistics managers are a result of a rapidly changing industry with many technological advancements. Staying on top of the following supply chain trends will help you […]
Whether you are currently employed in logistics or interested in making a career change, there are plenty of opportunities within the industry. The logistics industry has traditionally been a male-dominated industry and it can be challenging to fit into a field where many of the leadership positions are held by men. While that has been […]
Would Your Supply Chain Benefit from Elastic Logistics
The logistics industry is facing challenges in predicting supply and demand. Elastic logistics addresses this challenge by allowing businesses to scale supply chains according to market fluctuations. Since elastic logistics expands and contracts capabilities as needed, it can improve the efficiency of the entire supply chain. What is Elastic Logistics? Elastic logistics is the ability […]
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 […]