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Archive for September, 2013

Logistics Continuity Means Sustained Growth for Your Business | XL Logistics Blog

How 3PL Can Help Turn A Small Business Into A Larger One

Posted on 30. Sep, 2013 by .

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For many small businesses, choosing to use third party logistics (3PLs) or not is one of the daunting decisions to make when focusing on small business growth. While a small business may have little to worry about when it comes to organizing small transportation issues, warehousing and order-t-cash management roles, it is not often a […]

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Third Party Logistics | XL Logistics Blog

Third Party Logistics Benefits

Posted on 30. Sep, 2013 by .

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The Third Party logistics business model, owes its roots to the Motor Carrier Act from way back in 1980, which had the effect of deregulating the trucking industry and pretty much overnight, opened it up to other companies looking to get themselves into significant freight management systems. These service providers can accommodate all manner of […]

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Warehousing and Distribution | XL Logistics Blog

Key Strategies for Effective Warehousing and Distribution

Posted on 13. Sep, 2013 by .

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For shipping companies, the most cost effective measure they can take is to perfect their warehousing and distribution centers. This means getting shipments in and out in an efficient manner. In shipping this is called a best practices program and it is necessary for every company to have one, though what works for one company […]

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Logistics in Panama Canal | XL Logistics Blog

Changing Logistics in the Panama Canal

Posted on 12. Sep, 2013 by .

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The Panama Canal is a 48 mile-long international trading route which allows ships to navigate between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This shortcut saves ships approximately 8000 miles. However, oil supertankers, aircraft carriers, and military battle ships cannot fit through. There are ships called the “Panamax” that were built to the maximum capacity of the […]

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Transportation Management | XL Logistics Blog

Why Transportation Management Is Important

Posted on 03. Sep, 2013 by .

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Several key factors play a role in the logistics process, such as distribution and infrastructure. One major area of concern can be transportation management. When shipping supplies, it is important to have a system in place that can assess freight routes and carriers while at the same time managing those bills and payment. Finding the […]

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