Author Archives: Purolator International

Medical Device Exporters Face Haphazard Customs/Regulatory Challenges

On the one hand, export opportunities have never been better for U.S. medical device manufacturers, as global demand continues to grow for high quality, innovative U.S. products.  On the other hand, an increasingly complex international regulatory puzzle may cause some … Continue reading

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Has Your Warehouse Strategy Kept Pace with Omni-Channel Demands?

Behind every successful e-commerce transaction is a detailed fulfillment process about which the typical consumer could care less.  Really!  What consumers do care about – care very deeply about – are on time deliveries and overall efficiency. But the behind-the-scenes … Continue reading

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For U.S. Businesses, Lots of Optimism with a Heavy Dose of Uncertainty

When Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris emerged from a mid-February meeting with President Trump and senior administration officials, he told waiting members of the media:  “Some of us have said this is the most pro-business administration since the Founding Fathers.  … Continue reading

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Manufacturers’ Efficiency Revolution Must Extend to Logistics Solutions

When PriceWaterhouse Coopers released its list of industrial manufacturing trends, it cited a “technological renaissance” taking place in America’s factories, “that is transforming the look, systems and processes of the modern factory.” Technology has become integral to U.S. manufacturing, with … Continue reading

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Single Window Initiative – Long-Awaited Relief for U.S. Trade Community

If you needed any convincing that the U.S. customs compliance process was in need of an overhaul, consider this statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection‘s (CBP) own publication: “Forty-seven agencies are involved in the trade process and among these … Continue reading

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Hidden Fees and Unexpected Costs in your Supply Chain

Next time you see an 18-wheeler stuck in a traffic jam, you’d better hope it’s not carrying a shipment addressed to you or your business. That’s because, as reported by Forbes Magazine, traffic congestion costs the U.S. trucking industry nearly … Continue reading

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With Two-Day Delivery the Norm, Expedited Service is an appealing E-Commerce Option

It’s no secret that online shoppers place a premium on free shipping, with multiple surveys showing that consumers have come to expect this benefit. But what does come as somewhat of a surprise, is the changing definition of what consumers … Continue reading

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