Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) commonly known as KPIs, are measurements which hone in on certain aspects of the business, by quantifying the desired goals, and measure their progress. KPIs differ across industries and organizations. KPIs should be developed and agreed on between the client and the 3PL based on the needs and wants of the customer; and should measure different scopes of work.Read More
The New Year is a great time for reflection. One issue to reflect on? How did your current last mile provider perform during the previous year and through the lucrative holiday season? Did they meet your basic delivery expectations? Did they protect and enhance your brand?Read More
It is everyone’s wish to be part of the newest thing out in the marketplace; to garner all the rewards and market domination in a rapidly expanding new market, and successfully retain those rewards and market dominance. There are hundreds of examples of start-up businesses that exhibited awesome potential in the beginning, but failed to reach their potential due to a number of reasons; many beyond the immediate control of the entrepreneur involved. It can be an equal challenge to maintain your position in a mature or declining market, or even increase market share in a mature market when you envision the opportunity to provide something new and fresh, and gain market share at the expense of an incumbent product supplier (competitor).Read More
The demand for “night move” off-hour freight deliveries continues to grow. If you are a shipper, you may be wondering “how can I cost-effectively meet the demand of after hour pick-ups and deliveries?”
Here’s some points to consider when assessing whether you should comply with requirements of night moves for your customers and/or company:
All businesses at some point or another are faced with the dilemma of whether to relocate or stay in their existing premises.Read More
Logistics and freight corridors in North America are capturing increased attention of many manufacturers and distributors looking for new transportation solutions. One of the reasons behind this trend is the continual rising importance of logistics and the supply chain. Furthermore, Canada and the United States trade $592 billion in goods and services every year, with more than 75% of the goods traded moving by truck. Where does Winnipeg fit in this supply chain solution?
There is much written about the benefits of utilizing a 3PL provider to support your Supply Chain activities such as scalability, economics, allowing you to focus on core activities etc. This is a well-trodden path and the arguments for and against will fluctuate with economic cycles, the business environment in your area and your personal views.Read More