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Are Demurrage Fees a Sign Supply Chain Deficiency?

Posted by on April 14th, 2014
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When promoting our yard management and dock scheduling  systems, I always keep an ear open for those who admit to paying trailer demurrage fees.  It’s a clear sign of operational deficiency which our solutions should be able to eliminate, right?  I raised the question recently in a LinkedIn group discussion and received some interesting comments….

The Importance of Credibility in the Supply Chain

Posted by on March 25th, 2014
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This post was originally posted on Cerasis Blog and written by Chuck Intrieri, Third Party Logistics (3PL) , Warehousing and Logistics Consultant What is Credibility? The root of the word “credibility” is “credo,” which means “I believe” in Latin. Put simply, credibility is the feeling of trust and respect that you inspire in others. No single…

Is your hospital’s receiving dock in pain?

Posted by on March 7th, 2014
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A couple of years ago a commercial mover used our appointment scheduling application for a contract to move equipment and goods into a hospital. This customer opened our eyes to the challenges that hospitals face in managing their inbound traffic. Since then we’ve brought on new hospital customers and spoken with several other hospitals, contractors…

Scheduling isn’t an All or Nothing Game

Posted by on February 13th, 2014
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I often hear this objection from warehouse managers; “we can’t implement a rigorous scheduling process because we would never refuse a load anyways.” Large retailers, for example, can impose strict guidelines and will in fact refuse to receive trucks if an appointment hasn’t been made.  Due to their bargaining power with their vendors, they’re also…



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