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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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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | International & Cross Border Logistics

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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Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | International & Cross Border Logistics

IPI Freight Definition and Best Practices

By: Rick LaGore
June 28th, 2019

Definition of IPI Freight or Interior Point Intermodal IPI freight is used to define inbound freight moves from a port to a shipper’s door within the interior of the country via a domestic or international intermodal container.

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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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Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | International & Cross Border Logistics

ISO Container Definition and Facts in 100 Words

By: Rick LaGore
June 28th, 2019

Definition of an ISO Container An ISO container is an international intermodal container that is manufactured according to the specifications outlined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).  

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Managed TMS | Logistics Service Provider

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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Logistics & Supply Chain | Warehousing & Distribution

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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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain

Freight Pricing Methods Defined: Contract -Project - Spot

By: Anna Young
June 24th, 2019

Methods of Freight Pricing - Contract, Spot or Project There is more to a freight rate than the dollar figure given by a freight provider that is then input to a spreadsheet equation.

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Logistics & Supply Chain | Logistics Service Provider

What is the Difference in Logistics & Supply Chain?

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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Logistics & Supply Chain | Logistics Service Provider

What Is Supply Chain & Why is It Important?

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 & Supply Chain | Managed TMS

Importance of an Inbound Freight Routing Guide

By: Rick LaGore
June 20th, 2019

Definition of Freight Routing Guide  An inbound freight routing guide outlines the rules of engagement between a company and its vendors.

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Truckload | Intermodal Transportation | Logistics & Supply Chain | LTL

Definition of Freight Accessorial Charges in 100 Words

By: Anna Young
June 17th, 2019

Definition of Freight Accessorial Charges:  Accessorial freight charges are fees added to a shipper’s freight invoice for services the motor freight carrier performed beyond the standard pick-up and delivery operation designated at the time a shipment is tendered.  The additional charges cover a wide variety of services outside of the line haul charge and fuel surcharge that are in connection with the transportation of goods.

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