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Optimizing Your Cold Chain Logistics | Red Arrow Logistics
Maintaining a temperature-controlled atmosphere during shipping can present a challenge, especially in hot summer months. As shipments go through a variety of temperatures and humidity levels on route to their final destinations, some products like pharmaceuticals and fresh food must be kept refrigerated to maintain their efficacy.  Not regulating the correct temperature for these types […]
Wildfires Disrupt the U.S. and Canadian Supply Chains - Red Arrow Logistics
Recent wildfires that have broken out across British Columbia, Canada, and on the West Coast of the United States have caused serious delays to rail freight transportation. Western Canada and the U.S West Coast’s severe heat waves resulted in several large wildfires that have now created a bottleneck in exports and imports. Shipments sent via […]
Improving Less Than Truckload Efficiencies | Red Arrow Logistics
Less than truckload (LTL) is a cost-efficient way to ship smaller parcels that do not require a full truck. However, it can be a challenge for shippers to manage–shipment delays and disruptions are often prevalent. There are a few strategies that can be implemented to improve the efficiency of LTL, which will not only increase […]
Hurricane season is in full swing, and it is expected that this year will bring above-normal storm activity. In order to prevent disruptions to your supply chain, it is recommended to have a plan in place. With supply chains being leaner than in previous years, they are particularly vulnerable to unpredictable disasters like a hurricane. […]
Cybersecurity Risks in the Supply Chain | Red Arrow Logistics
Cybersecurity Risks in the Supply Chain are Increasing:  Are you Ready? As organizations are becoming increasingly interconnected with their partners and vendors, cybersecurity risks are fast becoming a serious threat. With an estimated 80% of all cyber breaches occurring in the supply chain, businesses need to identify potential risks and the likelihood that they will […]
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? […]
Digitization is Transforming the LTL Trucking Industry | Red Arrow Logistics
Once criticized for being ‘behind the times when it comes to advances in technology, the LTL (less-than-truckload) industry has made great strides in recent years. The increase in e-commerce has made LTL a more frequently used mode of transportation. More retailers are relying on LTL for their shipping and as customers’ expectations have increased, so […]
The pandemic that has gripped the world over the past year has shown just how vulnerable supply chains can be. Manmade and natural disasters and unpredictable situations can leave a supply chain, and its managers, exposed. A risk mitigation strategy is necessary to be able to prepare for unplanned disruptions. The Impact of Disruptions Today’s […]
Technology Can Solve Supply Chain Visibility Challenges | Red Arrow Logistics
The pace of e-commerce demands that companies continually invest in technology to enhance supply chain visibility. Logistics companies that have visibility in their supply chain offer better transparency with their orders, and as a result, have more effective operations. Supply chain visibility goes far beyond simply tracking orders though because it gives a competitive edge […]