Ascent Global Logistics Blog

September 7, 2017

Harvey & the Supply Chain Analysis: How Severe Weather Disrupts Logistics

Hurricane Harvey caused widespread destruction across the South Central region of the U.S. and while cleanup efforts have started, supply chain havoc continues. Similar to how the cities across eastern Texas and Western Louisiana cannot be rebuilt in one day, the supply chain could take considerable weeks, if not months, to recover from Harvey.

August 16, 2017

Walmart Suppliers – Don’t Miss Two Educational Events in One Morning

Our Supplier Delivery Summit on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 9:30am will now immediately follow a related session – the 2017 WalStreet Speaker Series – OTIF (On Time In Full) – by the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce

August 15, 2017

Case Study: How True Partnership Can Drive Savings Beyond Shipping Costs

How can a strong logistics partner help drive cost savings and overall supply chain improvements? Through an optimal combination of people and technology. While people and technology alone can produce improvements, a strategy that combines the two allows companies to manage complex logistics networks with skill, insight and expertise. 

August 10, 2017

How the August NMFC Changes Could Impact Shipping Rates

As a follow up to our August NMFC Changes eBook, there are some major changes that went into effect on August 5 which shippers should be aware of. One of the most substantial changes is the transition from a 9-tier to an 11-tier density breakdown.

August 9, 2017

Top 3 Reasons to Attend the Bentonville Supplier Delivery Summit on 8/30/17

In case you missed it, Walmart is changing its delivery requirements this month. If you aren’t aware of the changes or still fine tuning your plan for success, you do not want to miss our upcoming Supplier Delivery Summit in Bentonville. 

August 2, 2017

Coming Soon: Walmart Supplier Delivery Summit in Bentonville

August is here – are you ready for the new Walmart delivery requirements?

July 18, 2017

Countdown to ELD Implementation: 3 Things Shippers Need to Know

It’s been more than two years in the making and now there are only six months until the federal electronic logging mandate (ELD) will take full effect.

July 11, 2017

3 Tips to Reduce Inbound Logistics Costs

When it comes to managing shipping costs, organizations tend to over-look the inbound supply chain. Effectively controlling and managing inbound freight can be a difficult process without a solid structure to hold vendors accountable.

June 29, 2017

4th of July Tribute – Help Us Thank Our Former Military Team Members

The Fourth of July holiday is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, concerts and family gatherings, but we would like to take a moment to personally recognize members of our team who have selflessly served in the military.