Many small to mid-sized businesses have a tendency to keep the majority of their operations in house. A cursory comparison between contracting an external shipping management partner and relying on internal personnel and resources seems to favor the former option.
The success of international shipping depends on more than just your company and your carrier. Certainly, your practices and your carrier’s performance are important components of the process, but they do not form the entire picture. Other components include coordinating multiple parties over expansive distances, regulatory restrictions, and customs requirements. Shipping goods from one country […]
Shipping is considered by some as just another cost of doing; however, it is also deemed a source of differentiation or significant savings by others. While there seems to be awareness of the opportunity, the potential savings and improvements seem elusive to many – causing them to scale back their pursuit of improvement. And, so […]
When was the last time you reviewed your cargo insurance plan? Many companies don’t realize that they may be over-paying for insurance and not getting the coverage that they expect. In other words, they are assuming more risk. If you are shipping at least $300,000 worth of goods, with at least one shipment being overseas, […]
Include your product NMFC code in the product description on your Bill of Lading (BOL). LTL Carriers are more likely to re-classify the product being shipped if the NMFC code is not listed on the BOL – resulting in higher freight charges and fees. If you don’t know the NMFC codes for your product(s), you […]