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How to Determine the Optimal Inventory Levels for Your Company | Red Arrow Logistics
The global COVID-19 pandemic has exposed some weak links among many companies’ supply chains over the 18 months. As we emerge from the pandemic, it is a good idea for businesses to re-evaluate their inventory levels. While the last year has presented inventory challenges for many companies, levels should return to more realistic levels. Keeping […]
A Reverse Logistics Strategy and How it Can Improve Your Supply Chain | Red Arrow Logistics
As the e-commerce market segment grows, so does the need for a reverse logistics plan. The tracking of aftermarket activities, or reverse logistics, can provide insight into your logistics management overall.  Reverse logistics helps anticipate and manage aftermarket issues and is effective in improving supply chain management and overall business performance.   What is Reverse Logistics? […]
Container Shortage Impacts Shipping and U.S Exporters | Red Arrow Logistics
With the holiday season upon us, and more consumers than ever doing their shopping online, retailers who are trying to stock up have added to the capacity squeeze in November. During the last several months, the demand for imports has skyrocketed, freight rates for container liners have continued to rise, and capacity has continued to […]
Shipping Capacity to Tighten for Holiday 2020 | Red Arrow Logistics
Several factors are resulting in a shipping shortage in the next few months as the holiday season is here. Container ordering and scheduling can tell a lot about the economy. Demand for container ordering and shipping is strong, and Chinese container factories are sold out until February 2021. With just a few producers in China […]
Meeting the Last-Mile Delivery Demands | Red Arrow Logistics
The discussion on how to improve last-mile delivery is one that has been tossed around for the last several years among retailers, logistics providers, and transportation drivers. The last mile of the delivery process, which is the leg from the warehouse to the final destination is usually the hardest and most expensive part of the […]
Can E-commerce Help Less-Than-Truckload Carriers in 2020 | Red Arrow Logistics
The shipping industry has been challenged in recent years, both by e-commerce demands and inconsistencies in freight demand.  Many companies front-loaded orders in late 2018 to get ahead of the U.S. imposed tariffs on China so, throughout 2019, these businesses were riding their high inventories.  This downturn was further exacerbated by ongoing trade tensions between […]
Improving Your Last Mile Delivery Strategy | Red Arrow Logistics
Retailers, shippers, carriers all need to create strategies to deal with the unprecedented growth in the e-commerce realm. Your last mile strategy should be well-thought-out and planned to satisfy the needs of your customers. E-commerce consumers want their order…and they want it now!  Thanks to “The Amazon Effect” online shoppers have been trained to expect […]
Should You Use E-Commerce Platform as Your 3PL? | Red Arrow Logistics
Now more than ever, customers are making their purchases online.  If you can’t get to the store, there is a good chance that Amazon or other e-commerce retailers have what you need.  With almost half (49.1%) of the e-commerce market share in the U.S., Amazon dominates the industry.  Not only do these e-commerce platforms serve […]