Ascent Global Logistics Blog

November 18, 2019

What You Need to Know About Expedited Freight

When shipping urgent freight, time is of the essence. When there’s a hiccup in your supply chain, what do you do? Expedited shipping gives your organization a competitive advantage by providing a quick resolution to problems that arise.

August 28, 2018

Do Commodity Classifications Impact Your Product? Here Is How You Can Find Out

On August 25, 2018, National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc implemented a change in the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) of cleaning compounds under NMFC 48580.  Prior to August 25, NMFC 48580 had three subclasses:  100, 70 and 55. 

August 22, 2018

5 Questions Retail Suppliers Should Ask When Evaluating Their Ecommerce Supply Chains

In August 2018, Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company, participated in a Greater Bentonville Chamber of Commerce Fireside Chat to discuss topics related to retail consolidation and e-commerce.

July 31, 2018

Are You Getting The Best Deal On Your Partial Truckload Freight? Here Is How You Can Find Out

When is the last time you asked yourself if you are getting the best deal for your partial truckload freight? In the past, it has been common practice for shippers to book multiple partial shipments independently.

July 30, 2018

UPDATE: Important Section 301 Tariff Information For Chinese Imports

With all the recent updates to tariffs, Ascent Global Logistics hopes to provide key information that will allow you to maintain peak supply chain performance. Currently, there are three main lists of tariffs of U.S.

July 17, 2018

How To Apply For Exemptions From The Latest Proposed Tariffs (USTR-2018-0026)

The Administration recently announced intentions to implement $200 billion worth of additional tariffs on U.S. imports from China. This announcement (USTR-2018-0026) came after the Administration released a list of more than 6,031 product lines that will be charged a 10 percent tariff.

July 10, 2018

3 Ways Prime Distribution Services? Consolidation Program Helps Walmart Suppliers

Is Walmart’s On Time In Full (OTIF) program causing you headaches? In case you missed it, the program now requires most suppliers to deliver within a two-day delivery window. By partnering with an authorized Walmart consolidator such as Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company, your company can not only achieve OTIF compliance, but also improve your supply chain efficiency, saving your business time and money.

June 26, 2018

Spending Too Much Time Negotiating LTL Pricing Contracts? Here Are 3 Ways Ascent Can Help

When is the last time you reevaluated your less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier relationships? While we understand that this is a time consuming task, ensuring that you effectively manage your carrier contracts will help you and your business save time and money.

June 19, 2018

3 Reasons Why Walmart Suppliers Need A Retail Consolidation Partner For OTIF Success

On June 13, Walmart held their annual Call for U.S.-made products in Bentonville, Arkansas. If you attended the event as an existing or prospective supplier, you are quickly understanding the importance of supply chain accountability.