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Inbound Air Freight Remains Tight | Red Arrow Logistics
It’s no surprise that air freight capacity is tight at this time of year, yet now more than ever air freight is needed to keep supply chains moving along. With rising demand and fewer passenger flights as compared to pre-COVID days, there is simply less available air freight capacity. In addition, airports that are using […]
Holiday Reverse Logistics Tips for Peak Season | Red Arrow Logistics
The holidays are upon us and while retailers have the opportunity to reach the peak of their sales, there are also many challenges that come with this time of year, including customer returns. In fact, over one-third of holiday shoppers return gifts, costing retailers billions of dollars. Businesses should begin to prepare now for the […]
10 Ways to Streamline Your Supply Chain | Red Arrow Logistics
A supply chain that operates optimally is imperative to surviving today’s logistics environment. A supply chain that runs efficiently means that raw materials and final products flow smoothly from the manufacturer to the customer. Companies that focus on their supply chain management find they are able to maximize the customer experience and have a competitive […]
Cross-border Strategies Can Benefit Your Business | Red Arrow Logistics
The growth of e-commerce has led to more international shipping but the current lack of capacity for international shipping in addition to rising rates has companies looking elsewhere for supplies. With disruptions in overseas suppliers, many companies are considering nearshoring to Canada and Mexico. This minimizes risk and the potential for disruptions to the supply […]
The Supply Chain Crisis is Impacting Major Economies | Red Arrow Logistics
The aftershocks of the pandemic are starting to be felt as the demand for goods, energy, labor, and transportation has increased globally. Supply chains simply cannot keep up with the relenting demand. As a result, major countries worldwide are feeling the strain on their supply chains.  United States There are several logistics industry issues that […]
For retailers, the holiday season is just as much about the initial purchase as it is about the returns. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), $428 billion in merchandise was returned in 2020, which was about 10.6% of the total U.S. retail sales. E-commerce sales have a rate of return that is around 30% […]
How to Keep Your Freight Moving During Peak Season | Red Arrow Logistics
With the holiday peak season approaching, and capacity as limited as ever, shippers need to be looking at different ways to ensure their shipments arrive on time. The rapid surge in e-commerce during the pandemic caused retailers to have to restock inventory. Now with many retailers still playing catch up, the current freight market is […]
Improving the Security of Your Supply Chain Through Video Surveillance | Red Arrow Logistics
Is your supply chain secure? A supply chain security issue occurs on the weaker parts of an organization’s supply chain. Not surprisingly, supply chains are especially vulnerable because of the many links, people, and locations along the transportation process. Security incidents can be detrimental to your business with immediate costs but can also cause future […]
Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is most often the most cost-effective option for moving smaller loads. As a rule of thumb, if you are shipping fewer than 10 pallets at a time, less than truckload will be the most cost-efficient method of transportation. However, there are several characteristics of LTL shipments that make them complex. In today’s […]
How to Improve Your Supply Contract | Red Arrow Logistics
Recent events have disrupted business activities and supply chains around the world. The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ever Given getting stuck in the Suez Canal are examples of events that have caused unexpected delays in business operations as well as a backlog in ports. Businesses are not able to keep a consistent […]