2 04, 2018

Will the Freight Industry Move to a Discounted Pricing Model Like the Stock Brokerage Industry?

By | 2018-07-02T21:23:26+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Most Popular Posts, Special Services, Transportation, Warehousing|Comments Off on Will the Freight Industry Move to a Discounted Pricing Model Like the Stock Brokerage Industry?

Will freight brokerage pricing evolve toward a discounted, transparent fee model like stock brokerage pricing? To answer that question, let’s examine some of the similarities between the two industries. The Evolution from Full-Service to Discount Stock Brokers Back in the 70’s and 80’s full-service stock brokerages dominated the industry. The industry leaders, like Merrill Lynch, [...]

10 10, 2013

China Importing Basics: How to Import From China Safely

By | 2015-10-20T13:46:13+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Special Services|Comments Off on China Importing Basics: How to Import From China Safely

Today, importing from China has become very common, as Chinese products have become fast sellers in global markets, making it even more essential to learn China importing basics. Factories in China manufacture a vast range of products at more cost effective prices, making it possible to order in bulk and sell at a higher profit [...]

31 12, 2012

Understanding Lean and the 8 Wastes

By | 2015-10-20T13:46:33+00:00 December 31st, 2012|Special Services|Comments Off on Understanding Lean and the 8 Wastes

Understanding lean and the 8 wastes is important for all operations people including logistics and supply chain folks. The concept of lean (and the 8 wastes) originated in the manufacturing sector where it was first recognized that eliminating waste in the system led to much bigger profits.  Henry Ford and his team at Ford Motor [...]