• The Market and the Real Cost of Warehousing
    Market, Warehousing |

    June 11, 2020

    There’s a gap between the real cost of warehousing and what the market is bearing. Warehouse costs are more than expected as the cost of labor skyrockets, the real estate market becomes more competitive and the industry’s resources are stretched thin.

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  • Managing the Food & Beverage Supply Chain
    Market Penetration, Warehousing |

    April 17, 2020

    Consumer purchasing habits are shifting to adjust to the new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many grocery stores, restaurants and bars across the country are shut down or have substantially revised their business operations.

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  • Ecommerce Order Fulfillment to Meet Customer Expectations Ecommerce Order Fulfillment to Meet Customer Expectations Blog Image Cover
    Market Penetration, Warehousing |

    March 20, 2020

    Ecommerce fulfillment is the process of warehousing, processing, pick-and-packing and shipping. With customer service expectations around order delivery in the Amazon-era, retailers are on the spot to deliver on the expectations that customers have come to see as standard.

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  • Kickstarter Success for GYST Concepts’ Versatile Backpack Opened Versatile Backpack of G.Y.S.T.
    business, Market Penetration |

    November 3, 2019

    GYST Concept is a creator of innovative and well-designed sports gear, including backpacks and sunglasses. The U.S. privately-owned company builds their products to inspire their customers to embrace the essential

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  • Innovation and Partnerships Mean Success for CompackUSA Yellow Masking Tape

    In 2013, Doug Barter, founder and VP of sales of CompackUSA, brought his 20 years of experience in the packaging industry to Portland. Since then he’s been realizing his vision

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  • Third-Party Warehousing for Ecommerce and Kickstarter Businesses Warehousing Car With Boxes

    Bootstrap ecommerce businesses, including those launched on global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, often put much of their initial energy towards the product and marketing. When the business starts to take off,

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  • Setting the Standard at One Day Delivery Amazon Device

    Recently Amazon announced they will move Prime’s standard 2-day shipping to 1-day shipping. The company has some infrastructure to work on before rolling out the faster ship times to the

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  • 3PL: Your Logistics Navigator Wooden Boards

    Times are a-changing. Gone are the days of excessive paperwork, tedious data entry, and an abundance of opportunity for human error. The rise of technology and ecommerce, as well as

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  • Distributing for a Cause Can Of Clean For A Cause

    “I came to the point in my life where I was faced with a choice to choose life or death. If I was going to choose life, it had to

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  • Holiday Shipping Preparedness – Here We Go! Open Sign

    Black Friday weekend is over, and that means the shopping season is officially here. According to NRF, more than 164 million consumers were expected to shop over Thanksgiving weekend and

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  • Navigating the Tariffs’ Effect on Logistics A Boy With A Map
    Business,Logistics |

    October 27, 2018

    Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports has reached the $250 billion mark, nearly half of total imports. The impact of $121 billion dollars levied in retaliation by China, Mexico and Canada

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  • Logistics Profit Center: Cost Savings Isn’t Enough Papers With Graphics
    Logistics, Transportation, Warehousing |

    October 27, 2018

    Supply chain, warehousing and transportation have long been considered cost centers in logistics – necessary services to move the business forward. As support resources, they were accountable to achieving certain

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  • Transporters are Diversifying Their Talent Pools Transport Trucks

    No one in the transportation industry is left unaffected by the shifts in logistics caused by a strong economy, increasing customer demands and phenomenoms like the rise of ecommerce. Arguably

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  • Amazon Re-shipper Services Give AU Shoppers More Access Australia Map

    Australia may have just gotten Amazon Prime, but they’re now out of luck when it comes to shopping the global Amazon marketplace. For Australia, buying foreign goods is often less

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  • eCommerce Fulfillment: Beyond the Garage Wrapping A Package

    You’re up and running. You’re gaining some traction, and then suddenly you’re feeling like this: It may be time to outsource your logistics. The ecommerce sales channel is growing at

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  • Cross-docking: In One Door and Out the Other Cross Docking: In One Door And Out The Other

    If you’re not cross-docking, you’re missing an opportunity to gain a fully optimized supply chain. Cross-docking services streamline your distribution process, reduce risk in inventory handling and lower your costs

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  • Hope on the Homefront for Port of Portland Shipping Dock
    Logistics, Transportation |

    June 2, 2018

    If you’re not cross-docking, you’re missing an opportunity to gain a fully optimized supply chain. Cross-docking services streamline your distribution process, reduce risk in inventory handling and lower your costs

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  • Transportation Capacity Nearly Maxed Out Transport truck
    Logistics, Transportation |

    June 2, 2018

    If you’re not cross-docking, you’re missing an opportunity to gain a fully optimized supply chain. Cross-docking services streamline your distribution process, reduce risk in inventory handling and lower your costs

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  • Partner Spotlight: Knickerbockers American Manufacturer A Bedroom

    Knickerbocker, an American manufacturer of high-quality bed frames and bedding support systems, has been family-owned and operated for 100 years. Brothers Jacob and Lazar are 4th generation operators of the

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  • The Perfect Storm in Global Shipping Shipping Dock 2
    Logistics, Transportation, Warehousing |

    January 27, 2018

    The global logistics shipping industry, from domestic trucking to international air and ocean transportation, is experiencing a whirlwind of upheaval and change. Driven by the political climate, changing consumer demand

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  • Transloading Eases Distribution Pain Shipping Dock 3
    Logistics, Transportation |

    December 12, 2017

    Transloading services offer a quick and cost-effective solution to a trucker’s worst nightmares. Whether you’re in a pinch to store a truck-load for a day, or have missed a delivery

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  • Choosing the Optimal Outbound Logistics Solution 3PL Central Software

    Outbound logistics is the process of storing inventory and transporting the merchandise to the customer. There are process efficiencies at each end of the equation that when optimized, enhance your

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  • Partner Spotlight: Samuel Strapping Expands West Boards

    Samuel Strapping Systems is a single source supplier for packaging and unitizing products and machinery operating in the eastern US and Canada. Their systems and equipment have applications across a

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  • Pricing a Third Party Logistics Provider Warehouse

    Hiring an outside vendor for transportation management is an exercise in trust and is an important business decision. A great 3PL acts as an extension of your supply chain team.

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  • FLEXE Space for Modern Logistics Highway
    Business, Logistics, Warehousing |

    July 21, 2017

    An emerging market is growing quicker than expected. You’re out of warehouse storage. Your customer needs the product now. Enter FLEXE, the marketplace for warehouse space. FLEXE aims to solve

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  • Impacting Business One Customer at a Time Jumping In A Hill
    Logistics, |

    July 5, 2017

    Every company has a set of values that dictates culture and how business is conducted. This guiding light steers the company, as well as each and every employee at

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  • Inventory Management: Cycle Counting Improves Product Visibility Warehouse View 2

    It’s end of month. Do you know where your inventory is? Your WMS provides you data but unless your logistics provider has touched your products recently, you may not

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  • 3PL & You: Supply Chain Heroics A Windows With a Batman Toy
    Logistics, Warehousing |

    May 23, 2017

    You’re the master of your supply chain. Therefore, the decision to work with a 3PL provider cannot be made lightly. Whatever led you to outsource your logistics — perhaps

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  • Why 3PL – Market Penetration, Profits, Customer Satisfaction Highways

    One of the biggest headaches for companies that sell physical products to consumers is logistics. In the beginning, it can be easy to fill, ship and track shipments. However,

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  • ABBLighting Expands To Second Warehouse Location Above All Logo
    Market Penetration, Warehousing |

    November 10, 2016

    ABBLighting, manufacturer of indoor and outdoor LED lighting products, has recently expanded to include a new warehouse location on the West Coast. Just a few miles south of Portland,

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  • The Power of Your Story to Inspire Inspiration
    Business |

    June 2, 2018

    We all have a story that will inspire someone else. I have found real motivation in listening to Brian Buffini’s new podcast. Are you living an inspired life? If

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  • Portland 3PLs Hope This Ends Soon Negotiation
    Warehousing |

    February 9, 2015

    Logistics Management Magazine By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor February 04, 2015 Seeking to break the deadlock in stalled West Coast longshore negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Association has made an

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  • Cass Report Says 2014 was Best Year in the Last Seven Years Pushing a Huge Ball
    Transportation, |

    January 30, 2015

    By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor – Logistics Management January 15, 2015 Even with nearly matching declines in freight shipments and expenditures in December, the most recent edition of

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  • Happy New Year! Fireworks
    Business |

    January 15, 2015

    A big happy New Year to all our customers and stakeholders!!! We are excited about increasing profits for our partners and assure them that their shipments will safely reach

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