Ascent Global Logistics Blog

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.

June 12, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Hurricane Bud Could Cause Shipping Delays

Please note that Hurricane Bud could cause shipping delays along the western coast of Mexico and across the southwestern region of the United States as considerable rainfall and flooding are expected over the next week.

June 7, 2018

3 Frequently Asked Questions You Should Ask About Tariffs

***See the latest information regarding Section 301 tariffs by clicking here.

Over the past few months, we understand that it has been difficult to stay up to date on international trade and tariffs.

June 5, 2018

Future Proof Your Supply Chain: Why It Pays To Take A Look Today

How long has it been since you considered your supply chain and how to improve its efficiency? One month ago? Two months ago? A year ago? In a previous blog post , 88.3

May 22, 2018

Is Freight Forwarder Technology Slowing You Down? Consider Making A Switch!

88.3 percent of importers feel that their freight providers are not technologically advanced.  This means that nearly 9 in 10 importers believe they are falling behind due to lack of innovative information from their supply chain partners.

May 15, 2018

4 Tips For Controlling your Inbound Freight Costs

It’s 2018 and we are in the middle of a capacity crunch. With more loads than drivers currently on the road, now is the time to examine your inbound freight management and assess whether you are effectively managing your supply chain.