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InTek Freight and Logistics is where companies come when faced with a freight and logistics problem within their supply chain.

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supply chain management | government | logistics savings | supply chain savings | International Trade | Foreign Trade Zone | FTZ | In-Bond Shipping

Definition of Shipping Commodity In-Bond within United States

By: Rick LaGore
July 12th, 2019

Shipping In-Bond What is meant by shipping a commodity in-bond is the product is moving within the United States borders, but has not yet been cleared through the US Customs processes to officially enter the US government authority to be consumed by citizens or companies domiciled in the US.

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Intermodal | truckload | ltl | supply chain management | Freight Broker | LSP | logistics savings | supply chain savings

Validating Freight Carrier is Operating Legally: How-to & Why Important

By: Rick LaGore
July 4th, 2019

Why Validating Your Freight Carrier's Operating Authority and Saftey Rating is Important Hiring a motor carrier to operate for a shipper or freight broker is more than an exercise of sorting a spreadsheet to determine the lowest price freight service provider.  

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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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supply chain management | government | logistics savings | supply chain savings | International Trade | Foreign Trade Zone | FTZ

Definition and Benefits of a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)

By: Rick LaGore
July 3rd, 2019

Definition of a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) A United States foreign trade zone is a designated area that is authorized by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), where commercial product receives the same treatment as if it were outside the US.

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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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logistics | modal conversion | logistics savings | freight savings | supply chain savings

Best Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain Cost Savings Guide

By: Rick LaGore
April 29th, 2019

Everyone wants to save money and keep their job, so when unprecedented moves in freight pricing occur, CFO's all across the USA begin calling their freight, logistics and supply chain teams into their office telling (not asking) them freight costs cannot continue to be a negative to the P&L.

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logistics | modal conversion | logistics savings | freight savings | supply chain savings

Best Practices for Implementing an Inbound Freight Program Successfully

By: Rick LaGore
April 25th, 2019

There is a significant difference between inbound and outbound freight characteristics. Think of inbound as the lifeblood that feeds an organization’s ability to produce high-quality products in the quantities demanded for its customers, and outbound as the delivery of its end salable products going out to its customers.

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ltl | ltl consolidation | logistics savings | freight savings | supply chain savings

Reduce LTL Costs Through Big Data Optimization

By: Rick LaGore
July 23rd, 2018

The real estate phrase location, location and location is used to point out to buyers a home can increase or decrease in value due to its location.  The reason for repeating the location three times is because location cannot be emphasized enough in real estate decisions.

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