How Can 3PLs Prepare for Peak Season?

Peak season in logistics refers to the increased freight volume associated with back-to-school purchases and stocking up inventory for the upcoming holiday season. It is prime time for retail, resulting in increased demand across many markets. Retailers clearing their summer inventories also contribute to the craze. Typically starting mid-August and continuing through the end of […]

Increasing the Bottom Line by Decreasing Operational Overhead

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The freight forwarding industry is known for its slight profits, with typical operating margins ranging from 1-11%. While the majority of revenue directly funds carrier capacity purchase, many organizations have their fair share of internal expenses eating into the bottom line. In this post, we’ll talk about where your expenses may be adding up, and […]

How to Win Forwarding Contracts Using Digital Tech

Our CEO Julian Alvarez joined Adam Hill, President and COO of The Scarbrough Group, and Zach Strickland, Director of Freight Market Intelligence at FreightWaves to discuss why you should, and how you can, use technology to win forwarding contracts. Leveraging technology for your freight forwarding organization is not only essential – it’s urgent. These logistics […]

How Freight Forwarders Can Use Data To Evaluate Carriers

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As a freight forwarder, a key part of your role is providing a smooth and stress-free shipping experience to your customers. However, since you’re not directly involved in the physical processes that go into transporting cargo, that means finding the right partners for the job. Evaluating carriers is a difficult task. With the abundance of […]

5 Tips for Small-Medium Freight Forwarders to Compete in 2023

As the freight forwarding market grows, many established players are finding it increasingly difficult to stay competitive. The changing landscape of geopolitical conflict, economic instability, and a rise in digitization, only adds to the pressure and challenges faced by forwarders. While it’s hard to predict what’s to come, one thing is clear: many freight forwarders […]

Top 5 Ways to Make Your Freight Forwarding Operation More Efficient

Success in freight forwarding depends on a massive number of KPIs. You must demonstrate your ability to find the best routes, select the most cost effective transportation modes (while still meeting deadlines), handle customs, uphold high standards of customer service, respond accurately and quickly to a multitude of stakeholders – the list is long and […]

How You Can Leverage Technology to Ease COVID’s Impact On Your Business

You’ve likely read your fair share of COVID-19 articles, and at this point, would probably prefer if we talked about literally anything else.  But, this is the state of the world today, and we are all hunting for solutions to overcome the new problems we are facing as professionals, as family members – as humans. […]