Ascent Global Logistics Blog

October 29, 2020

How PEAK International Simplifies Your Supplier Communications

How many times have you spent ages hunting through your email inbox to find the latest message about an order? Do you find yourself asking questions like, “Did I approve to ship it late?

October 28, 2020

How Supply Chains Support Halloween Candy Distribution

While many other holidays throughout the year are associated with candy, Halloween is one of the most popular candy holidays of them all. In the weeks leading up to Halloween, people stock up on a variety of treats to give away to trick-or-treaters and consume themselves.

October 6, 2020

Six Things to Consider for an Effective Sourcing Strategy

It’s the mantra you hear from any real estate professional: location, location, location. The right house in the wrong area is less desirable than the almost-right home in the ideal location.

September 11, 2020

Purchase Order Management: The Right Solution for Your Business

When it comes to supply chain management, it’s necessary to recognize that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. While Purchase Order (PO) Management systems can be daunting due to cost, technology and time involved, with the right partner, they can be tailored to manage your supply chain efficiently.

September 1, 2020

How Purchase Order Management Benefits Your Supply Chain

In 2019, over $2 trillion worth of goods were imported to the United States. Yes, that’s trillion, with a T – a lot of goods. We can safely assume that all the product did not move flawlessly from its point of origin to its destination in the United States.

August 26, 2020

Cargo Insurance: Don’t Leave Origin Without It

A trucker picked up a full container of hats valued at $60,000 at the rail yard in the late afternoon, en route to the importer’s facility for a 9:00 AM appointment the following day.

August 19, 2020

How All-Risk Cargo Coverage Protects Your Shipments

A shipment of cornmeal was arranged on an ocean vessel from the Philippines to the United States. The cornmeal was susceptible to a certain pest, and the insurance provider advised the importer to require the shipper to bag and fumigate the cornmeal in a specific way.

August 13, 2020

General Average: How Ancient Law Still Applies Today

In March 2008, the ocean vessel MSC Sabrina ran aground in the St. Lawrence River near Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. The vessel had more than 1,500 containers worth approximately $100 million in cargo.

August 6, 2020

How Cargo Insurance Safeguards Your International Shipments

While a shipment of printers was awaiting a connecting flight in an air carrier’s warehouse, a fire broke out from lightning striking electrical power plugs. The warehouse and its contents, including this shipment, were severely damaged.