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Anna Young

Anna - Marketing & Supply Chain Intern for InTek Freight & Logistics, a company focused on being the place where companies come when faced with a logistics problem.

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shippers | truck freight | logistics service provider | motor freight | sustainability | sustainable supply chain | SmartWay

SmartWay Certification Explained

By: Anna Young
July 15th, 2019

SmartWay Certification Defined SmartWay is a voluntary logistics partnership program, brand and collaboration that helps companies benchmark and adjust to industry best practices to obtain the goal of enhancing the sustainability of their supply chains.

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inbound supply chain managment | supply chain | intermodal freight | supply chain savings | sustainability | sustainable supply chain | SmartWay

Sustainable Supply Chain Explained

By: Anna Young
July 14th, 2019

Sustainable Supply Chain Defined Supply chain sustainability are the business decisions and processes that effect the environment, in terms of waste, CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and other similar issues.

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The Ins & Outs of Intermodal Transportation.

The Ins & Outs of Intermodal Transportation.

Everything you need to know about domestic intermodal and how to be successful implementing it into your logistics strategy. Gives tips, tricks and insights on intermodal and what to watch out for when converting from truckload to intermodal.

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motor carrier | motor freight | safety | FMCSA | commercial carriers

What is the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association)?

By: Anna Young
July 10th, 2019

What is the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association)  The FMCSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, came out of the Federal Highway Administration in 2000 in order to best protect against and limit motor carrier related fatalities and injuries on US highways.

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motor carrier | motor freight | insurance | Carmack Amendment | claims

Carmack Amendment Explained in Detail

By: Anna Young
July 9th, 2019

Definition of the Carmack Amendment  Passed in 1935, The Carmack Amendment was enacted to draw the lines of engagement on what constitutes a legal liability freight cargo damage and loss claim against a motor.

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Intermodal | Contingency Cargo | insurance | Shipper's Interest Policy

Freight Cargo Insurance Policy Types Explained

By: Anna Young
July 8th, 2019

There is far more to the decision process of choosing the freight and logistics provider than picking the lowest rate, as there are many components to what makes up the rate the shipper is offered.

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supply chain | supply chain savings | International Trade | HTS | Harmonized Tariff Schedule

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Classification System Explained

By: Anna Young
July 7th, 2019

Definition of US Customs Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) The harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) is the primary source to classify goods imported and exported from  the country, used by the United States Customs and Border Protection as a means to record international trade activity by product and collect duties and taxes.  The foundation of the HTS is the baseline schedule used by all countries for international trade.

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supply chain management | cost savings | government | logistics savings | supply chain savings | International Trade | CTPAT | IPI Freight

What is CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)?

By: Anna Young
July 2nd, 2019

Definition of CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) CTPAT is a voluntary logistics and supply chain partnership program led by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) with the goal of improving the security of the United States borders.

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ltl | FTL | BOL | Bill of Lading | POD

BOL Defined and Its Importance

By: Anna Young
July 1st, 2019

Definition of Bill-of-Lading (BOL) Bill-of-Lading (BOL) is a required document in the shipment process that provides all parties, the consignor, consignee and carrier, with the pertinent details needed to ship the product and invoice it correctly.    

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inbound supply chain managment | supply chain | nearshoring | outsouring | offshoring

Top 10 Benefits of Nearshoring

By: Anna Young
June 30th, 2019

Definition of Nearshoring Nearshoring is where a business moves its operations to a nearby country from one of greater distance. Nearshoring is a term that came out of the practice of offshoring, which is when companies move their product manufactured to a lower landed cost region than that of their native country.

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supply chain | distribution | supply chain management | supply chain savings | Distribution Channels | Omnichannel Distribution | multichannel

What is Omnichannel Distribution: Types and Challenges Explained

By: Anna Young
June 26th, 2019

Definition of Omnichannel Distribution:  Omnichannel distribution is a multichannel approach taken by companies to give customers a way to purchase and receive orders from several sales channels with one-touch seamless integration.  

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