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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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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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logistics | supply chain | supply chain management | Managed TMS | logistics service provider | transportation management services

Importance of Order-to-Cash Cycle in Logistics & Supply Chain

By: Rick LaGore
June 27th, 2019

The order-to-cash cycle is the set of business processes associated with receiving a customer order through to the customer’s payment.

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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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3PL | logistics | supply chain | supply chain management | LSP | logistics service provider

Difference in Supply Chain & Logistics Defined in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 21st, 2019

Difference in Supply Chain and Logistics A supply chain is the network between a company and its suppliers and customers that includes all the transactions involved in transforming raw goods into salable products.  

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Supply Chain Defined in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 21st, 2019

Definition of Supply Chain A supply chain is the network between a company and its suppliers and customers that includes all the transactions involved in transforming raw goods into a salable products.  

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Logistics Service Provider (LSP) Defined in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 19th, 2019

Definition of Logistics Service Provider (LSP) Logistics Service Providers, or 3PL (third-party logistics) providers, are outsource entities shippers leverage to manage a company's warehousing, distribution and transportation of freight.

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When to Use a Freight Broker in Your Logistics Strategy

By: Rick LaGore
June 9th, 2019

A common question for both large and small shippers is whether they should engage a freight broker to help them fulfill their freight and logistics requirements.  

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management - Comprehensive Guide

By: Rick LaGore
April 10th, 2019

 

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Cross Border Shipments US-Mexico-Canada: How-to & Cost Considerations

By: Rick LaGore
March 8th, 2019

Today’s world requires companies to operate increasingly complex supply chains to optimize their results.  This new world view challenges shippers with import and export obstacles they have not previously had to negotiate, as both customers and suppliers do not all reside within the confines of the United States.

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Top 20 Freight Brokerage Companies in 2019 (& How to Choose The Best)

By: Rick LaGore
February 19th, 2019

We talk with hundreds of shippers about their truckload capacity requirements.  In some cases, we provide guidance in modal conversion from truckload to intermodal, but many times truckload is the best fit for their lane, service and their freight characteristics.   

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Logistics Service Providers vs Motor Carriers: Comparing the Differences

By: Rick LaGore
February 12th, 2019

A couple weeks back, we wrote an article comparing a logistics service provider to a freight broker.  Within that article, we touched briefly on asset motor carriers and said we would come back to the discussion of comparing them to non-asset freight service providers.

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