Ascent Global Logistics Blog

June 22, 2020

How Logistics SOPs Help Automate Your Supply Chain

Do you have documented standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place to guide your logistics decisions? How does your team, or 3PL, make routing and mode decisions? Without logistics SOPs in place, you could be creating additional work for your team and adding unnecessary costs to your bottom line.

June 19, 2020

4 Summer Shipping Best Practices

With the first day of summer around the corner, the upcoming warmer weather calls for different supply chain measures to be taken for many businesses. Due to higher temperatures, many types of freight, such as food and beverages, need to be transported via a reefer, also known as a temperature-controlled trailer.

June 17, 2020
Blue cabbed truck with trailer driving down highway in the mountains

Truckload Shipping 101

Shipping via full truckload is one of the most common shipping methods when arranging the transportation of a large volume of freight. Truckload shipping is an excellent solution if the shipper has enough freight to fill at least half of the full trailer capacity, which commonly translates to more than seven standard pallets.

June 3, 2020

5 Things to Know About International Air Freight Rates

Choosing to airfreight product helps businesses deliver critical cargo quickly in the event that inventory is depleted or demand spikes. Due to air freight being one of the fastest modes of transportation, its rates are also some of the most expensive.

June 1, 2020

How to Streamline RFP Management

Although they are a necessary piece of any bidding process, requests for proposal (RFPs) tend to be time-consuming and complex. Aside from outlining the requirements, RFPs ensure that a partnership is the best fit for all parties involved.

May 21, 2020

How to Simplify Your Logistics Across Mexico

Is cross-border trade a pain point for your truckload business? With Mexico being one of the United States’ top three trade partners, it’s crucial to ensure that your business has a partner for facilitating logistics south of the border.

May 19, 2020
Blue cabbed truck with trailer driving down highway in the mountains

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
Air freight being loaded onto white and blue plane by workers

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
container ship near port at sunset with city background

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.

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