Ascent Global Logistics Blog

May 19, 2020
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How to Simplify Your Truckload Strategies

Are you tired of managing your truckload business through a complex Request for Proposal (RFP) process? As many know, RFPs take a tremendous amount of time and are commonly a headache for transportation department leaders.

May 14, 2020
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10 Things to Know About International Air Freight

One-third of all international trade value is transported by air, accounting for $6.8 trillion of goods annually. Speed remains as aviation’s competitive advantage, creating expedited solutions for shippers around the globe.

May 7, 2020
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Duty Drawback Recordkeeping Rules

Duty drawback allows companies to recover up to 99% of paid customs duties, taxes and/or fees on qualifying imported products. While duty drawback rules are quite complex, it can create tremendous savings opportunities for claimants.

May 4, 2020
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4 Reasons to Outsource Logistics

Businesses around the globe are reevaluating day-to-day activities to cut costs and maximize internal resources. That said, one of the most reviewed functions has been transportation. With fewer internal resources, some companies have begun to evaluate outsourcing the movement of raw materials both inbound to manufacturing sites and outbound to final customers.

May 1, 2020

How PEAK Order Management Supports Your Supply Chain From Order Issue Through Final Delivery

Has your global supply chain ever failed you? Have you ever been caught up trying to get the right product to the right place at the right time? Whether you’re developing new products, expanding into new markets or looking to heighten your current supply chain processes, there’s a common denominator that unites all of the above: purchase order (PO) management.

April 29, 2020
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COVID-19: International Ocean Transportation Outlook

COVID-19 has made a widespread impact on the world, with a substantial effect on the transportation and logistics industry. Importers have quickly shifted organizational strategies to help deliver much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to those that need it as well as continue generating business.

April 23, 2020

Air Charter 101: Everything You Need to Know

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to charter a private plane? While air charter is a common alternative to flying commercially for executives, it’s also a standard method of transportation for goods.

April 22, 2020
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How to Control Transportation Costs through LTL Freight Audit

Saving money on transportation costs has always been a frequent topic of discussion for companies, but recently, it’s been exceptionally top of mind for supply chain executives. Many organizations are looking to control costs and, therefore, CFOs and CEOs alike are looking for unique solutions, such as freight audit, to help lower transportation spend.

April 20, 2020
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COVID-19: How We’re Helping PPE Importers Navigate New Regulations

As the U.S. continues to battle the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), first responders, health care professionals and other essential workers on the front lines continue to deal with a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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