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Logistics Management/BlueGrace Research Brief - Managing Realities LTL Shipping Environment
Logistics Management/BlueGrace Research Brief - Managing Realities LTL Shipping Environment

This new research brief, written in conjunction with Logistics Management Magazine, highlights some of the key challenges LTL shippers are facing in the current marketplace and explains the role that an experienced, tech-enabled 3PL can play in helping to eliminate some or all of these roadblocks.

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Building Shipping Operations That Attract Big-Box Retailers
Building Shipping Operations That Attract Big-Box Retailers

Guidelines have gotten stricter over the years. Major big-box retailers like Walmart, Whole Foods, and Target Corporation set high delivery standards that mandate shippers to stay in line with the regulations to continue doing business with them. Read more about actionable steps shippers need to take to work with major big-box retailers who set high delivery standards.

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Optimizing Freight At Order-Level To Lower Freight Spend
Optimizing Freight At Order-Level To Lower Freight Spend

Supply chain leaders have a problem. Despite the advancements in technology, many organizations still rely on manual processes, especially when mapping route and load optimization goals. While that works in some cases, profitability hangs in the balance. As the supply chain changes, the ability to dynamically load plan at the order level will lead to decreased freight spend and improved service for the customer.

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Freightwaves BlueGrace Evolution of LTL
Freightwaves BlueGrace Evolution of LTL

Strained capacity, sky-high rates, rising fuel prices and serious port congestion have colored the market for the past two years. While some early market signals point to a slow push toward stabilization, shippers remain hesitant to put much stock in the shifting market. FreightWaves teamed up with BlueGrace Logistics to survey shippers about the state of the less-than-truckload market and their approaches to LTL shipping in today’s environment. Download the free Evolution of LTL Whitepaper today.

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Hurricane Preparedness Guide
Hurricane Preparedness Guide

At BlueGrace Logistics, we are experts on hurricanes. Situated in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, we mark our calendars for the beginning of the hurricane season on June 1st and breathe a sigh of relief at the end, November 1st. Through a series of direct hits (Irma) and near misses (Dorian) in the last 3 years, we have developed a cadence for preparing and responding to significant storms that disrupt the supply chain in Florida, the Southeast, and occasionally the Mid-Atlantic seaboard.

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Inbound Logistics Programs For Retailers And Distributors During The Domestic Produce Season
Inbound Logistics Programs For Retailers And Distributors During The Domestic Produce Season

Produce season is upon us and with the increase in shipping of these perishable goods, so are capacity issues for everyone. Produce season is rife with a number of logistics challenges for retailers and distributors, given the nature of highly time sensitive goods. Discover more about why this happens and how to maximize your timely shipments with a new Inbound Logistics program.

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Predictive Analytics & Prescriptive Strategies
Predictive Analytics & Prescriptive Strategies

How can predictive analytics improve supply chain operations? Leveraging predictive analytics starts with understanding the workflow. Make more sound decisions and reduce the guessing game. FreightWaves teamed up with BlueGrace Logistics to survey shippers about the state of the less-than-truckload market and their approaches to LTL shipping in today’s environment. Download the free Evolution of LTL Whitepaper today.

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CFO: 5-steps to deliver supply chain success
CFO: 5-steps to deliver supply chain success

What Are The 5 Steps To Deliver Supply Chain Success? Hint: they draw from finance, data, and analytics. Who is best placed to action this change? That strategic overview, that experience with finance and data – all fingers point to the Chief Financial Officer. It requires a skill set that is comfortable with reviewing the sort of information held within supply chains, identifying patterns and understanding what it means. A broad view of the entire business, its overall goals and strategy is also a necessity.

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Powerful New Ideas in Risk Management
Powerful New Ideas in Risk Management

FreightWaves partnered with BlueGrace Logistics to survey shippers about types of risks, volatility and disruption that could impact the performance of their supply chain. One of the most effective ways for shippers to mitigate risk and improve decision making is by focusing on real-time data, insights and analytics.

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7 Ways To Mitigate Spot Rate Increases
7 Ways To Mitigate Spot Rate Increases

Capacity, weather, driver shortages and embargoes are a few of many disruptions that can greatly change the spot rate market. Immediate changes in one region will naturally lead to problems in other locations across North America. As a result, shippers should follow best practices ensuring business continuity despite the surge in spot rates, limited capacity, and other factors disruption supply chains. A simple chart shows the 7 ways that our logistics experts help customers mitigate spot rate increases.

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Capacity Strategy in Partnership with FreightWaves
Capacity Strategy in Partnership with FreightWaves

Active shippers are looking ahead. 40% are inviting more carriers and 35% are increasing the number of partner 3PLs. What are you strategies for improving your transport department next year?

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Hurricane Preparedness Guide
Hurricane Preparedness Guide

At BlueGrace Logistics, we are experts on hurricanes. Situated in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, we mark our calendars for the beginning of the hurricane season on June 1st and breathe a sigh of relief at the end, November 1st. Through a series of direct hits (Irma) and near misses (Dorian) in the last 3 years, we have developed a cadence for preparing and responding to significant storms that disrupt the supply chain in Florida, the Southeast, and occasionally the Mid-Atlantic seaboard.

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Why Communications Matter In Logistics
Why Communications Matter In Logistics

Supply chain business intelligence focuses on driving profits while reducing expenses. And while intelligent solutions are the go-to strategies for modern logistics management, it’s easy to overlook their common denominator — clear and concise communications. Communication can impact the network in profound ways with improved tracking and better communication all along the supply chain.

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How To Make Logistics Your Strategic Advantage
How To Make Logistics Your Strategic Advantage

Small to mid-size businesses can often find themselves in a tough spot when it comes to the freight market. Low volume often means less purchasing power, meaning these businesses are often left to the discretion (and rates) of the carriers and brokers they negotiate with. This does not have to be the case.

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The Top 15 Supply Chain Terms Every CFO Needs To Know
The Top 15 Supply Chain Terms Every CFO Needs To Know

Like any industry, logistics has a multitude of terms that are commonly used but are foreign to executives unfamiliar with the day-to-day operations. To have a successful supply chain, the CFO must have a basic understanding of the terminology involved in the coordination and management of goods from all facets of the company, its suppliers, distributors, partners, and customers.

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