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Freight Payment Providers Offer Top-Level Data Analysis, Visibility into Spending

The typical business spends $11 to manually process each and every invoice.  Now think about the number of invoices that come in and out of your AOG shop each day, and the numbers add up. Which is why a growing … Continue reading

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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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Don’t Let Customs Issues Exacerbate an AOG situation

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could choose the location of your next AOG emergency, so you could ensure that urgently needed parts wouldn’t get bogged down by a cumbersome customs process?  In many instances, carefully crafted AOG logistics plans … Continue reading

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AOG Repairs Don’t Always Have to Mean Premium Pricing

“Speed” and “Urgency” are words commonly used in the world of AOG repairs, as airlines spare no expense in locating parts needed to repair grounded planes.  But let’s add two additional terms – “Consolidation” and “Cost Efficiency” – that can … 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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Supply Chain Top Jobs Increasingly Held by Women

When the President hosted a White House ceremony in June to mark the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, included among the invited guests was Ellen Voie, president and CEO of a non-profit group called Women in Trucking.  While … Continue reading

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New Opportunities via Cloud Services

Remember the children’s game Jenga?  Players would place wooden blocks atop each other in a criss-cross pattern until inevitably, the tower would come crashing down, as the delicate balancing act became unsustainable. The Jenga concept is a good way to … Continue reading

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Tips for Managing LTL Costs

A recent analysis by Logistics Management reported widespread expectations for a LTL rate increase this year in the range of two to four percent.  The increase is due in part to a seeming “perfect storm” of events converging within the … Continue reading

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Consumers Show Little Patience for Late Deliveries

“Hell hath no fury like a consumer with a late delivery,” could be the new mantra for today’s businesses.  After all, expectations for fast, on-time and free shipping have never been greater, with more than 55 percent of consumers expecting … Continue reading

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