Whether you are providing a service or delivering goods, logistics is something that can make or break a company so it is something to which you should pay close attention. Streamlining your logistics process is the first step of driving your business forward and expanding it as you want to and if this is new to you, there is plenty of good advice if you continue reading below.
Any business that is involved in the transport of goods should take certain measures to ensure their product is kept in optimal condition at every stage of transport, delivery, unloading, shelving, and shipping. In some cases, this might involve communicating special requests with your carrier to ensure third-parties are on board with your preferred practices.
Starting a trucking company can be an appealing business proposition, particularly if you’re interested in trucks and transportation. Chances are, if you’re reading this you’re probably thinking about launching your own trucking business and possibly wondering where to get started. There are a lot of steps involved and you’ll definitely need to do research beyond the scope of the following guide, but the five steps below should help you develop a basic strategy going forward: Continue reading “5 Steps to Launching a Successful Trucking Company”
Businesses and individuals alike will find that hiring a Hiab truck from a local transport company can save them a significant amount of time and money on a wide variety of projects, including building and construction projects. Whether you’re building a home for a client or you’re taking the reins of your own home building project, the following benefits associated with Hiab transport are sure to interest you. Here are a few of the many benefits to hiring Hiab side loader transport for your next project. Continue reading “How Hiring a Hiab Truck Can Save You Time and Money”
The first thing to do when paying a supplier in a different country is to work out how to get the best result from the transaction.
There are four ways in which to go about paying an overseas suppler: Continue reading “How You Should Pay a Supplier in a Different Country”
Managing a company that maintains a fleet of vehicles is a tough one. It definitely takes a lot of effort, experience, skills, and time to completely run a fleet business properly. A significant cost in fuel, maintenance, insurance, and repair should be checked from time to time.
These are the reasons fleet managers have one of the most difficult jobs in the world. To keep up with the demands of the work, they need to be trained hard to ensure everything works well in your company. It would also make their work easier and more efficient if they use fleet management system in managing the business. Continue reading “4 Smart Benefits of Fleet Management Technology”
“Say it with flowers,” is the advice that marketing expert Elmer Wheeler gives to businesses in regards to product packaging. The idea being that your packaging has an impact on influencing customers and connects people to your product through showmanship. Basically, the way you package your product adds integrity to what you’re selling.
So, how attractive is your packaging? Could it be improved? When it comes to packaging there are two very important things to consider: cost and design. You want your package to stand out visually, but when you’re shipping hundreds of thousands of items per day, the cost of attractive packaging is significantly high. Still it’s important to stand out, so how does a business ship attractive packages in a cost-effective manner? Continue reading “4 Ways You Can Save Big on Your Business Shipping Costs”
Trucks used on the job site aren’t the most glamorous vehicles out there. They aren’t built for speed. They aren’t built to make you look impressive whizzing down the Autobahn. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a lot of important design and engineering ideas which go into making these products great. And despite being an industry leader in this market segment for many years, Ford manages to improve upon their methods with each iteration of the medium duty truck line. The 2016 medium duty truck is no exception. Here are some of the ways it has changed the game for this class of truck. Continue reading “Ford Medium Duty Trucks, Changing the Game”
The traditional warehouse combines a mixture of bulk storage and pallet racks. The former is ideal for facilities that have to deal with large quantities of goods both arriving and departing on a regular basis, as these can be stored in the original containers on the warehouse floor. For items that don’t sell as quickly, these can be moved onto to the pallet racks where they can be stored out of the way of employees until they’re needed. Eventually, though, many businesses find themselves in a situation where sales slow down and they start to become space constrained. Continue reading “Enhancing your Existing Storage Capacity”
If you are about to move home or renovate it, or if you want to have more storage space but there simply isn’t any room in your house, then portable storage units may just be exactly what you have been looking for. You can use these units to simply store any item you like when you need some additional space, you can use them for long distance moves, or you can use them if you simply need to store a few items for a short period of time.
Your company may have a need to ship bulk cargo—a large quantity of an item that is unpackaged, typically in liquid or granular form. It may be a one-time thing, or it may be something you do on a daily or weekly basis. No matter the frequency of your shipping needs, it’s important to know the best way to ship your bulk cargo so that you can ensure timely delivery while keeping your cargo intact. Continue reading “Tips for Shipping Bulk Cargo”
Fleet management is becoming more and more important in businesses, particularly as businesses look to find more ways to save money. Continue reading “How to Save Money on Fuel for Your Fleet”