Ascent Global Logistics Blog

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

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

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).

April 15, 2020

NMFC Changes Effective April 25, 2020

On March 26, 2020, the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) issued Supplement 1 to NMF 100-AT. The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) class code changes will go into effect on April 25, 2020.

April 14, 2020

How Freight Audit and Pay Improves Workforce Management

Each year, shippers spend hundreds, even thousands, of hours examining freight bills for accuracy. Thorough freight audit is necessary to prevent overcharging, but is the time that it takes internal resources to audit carrier bills the best use of time?

April 6, 2020

LTL Rates: The Difference Between Contract, Volume and Spot

Do you know the key differences between contract, volume and spot less-than-truckload (LTL) rates? What about the advantages and disadvantages of each option? Our transportation experts are here to help you understand the most common types of LTL shipping rates.