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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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MercuryGate TMS Strategic Software Partners

By: Anna Young
August 14th, 2019

MercuryGate is a competitive cloud based SaaS transportation management software (TMS) that is proven to build a competitive advantage for today’s shippers, 3PL's, freight forwarders, freight brokers, and even carriers.

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logistics | supply chain | International Trade | nearshoring | offshoring | manufacturing

Offshoring Defined and Top 10 Benefits

By: Anna Young
July 16th, 2019

Definition of Offshoring Offshoring is defined as moving manufacturing or other business processes overseas versus having them operate domestically. 

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

Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Defined in 100 Words

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

Nearshoring Defined & Top 10 Benefits in 100 Words

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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logistics | supply chain | freight forwarder | International Trade | iso container | CFS

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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Intermodal | logistics | supply chain | freight forwarder | International Trade | iso container

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

Omnichannel Distribution Defined in 100 Words

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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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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