How to Manage Seasonality of Demand to Increase Forecasting Accuracy

EazyStock

Some will experience peaks and troughs in their sales due to the coming and going of seasons and months. While you may think this is an obvious statement, many businesses still struggle to forecast for seasonal highs and lows in demand, despite them happening every year.

How to Start a Small Business: 15 Tips and Important Steps

WorkWave

Time To Read: 5 minutes. It can be tempting to start setting up an office, building a client base, and finding business management solutions to consolidate workflow right out of the gate. However, there are certain fundamentals that every new or aspiring entrepreneur should take care of to lay the foundation for success — and growth. Below is a list of 15 tips to keep in mind when starting a business.

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How to Build an Effective Logistics Communication Process  

Blue Grace Logistics

An effective communication process ensures that information flows seamlessly between departments and amongst the various teams on time and in a form which will allow them to achieve individual, departmental, and organizational goals and objectives. It ensures that tasks are completed and transferred from one point to the other seamlessly and without delay. The procurement team needs information from logistics when new vendors are to be hired or old contracts are due for renewal.

How To Grow Your Cleaning Business During a Pandemic

WorkWave

Time To Read: 5 minutes. Business is interrupted, customers are scared to have staff come into their homes, some companies have temporarily opted out of offering services to keep their teams safe, and others may even be under obligation to close due to the laws of their area. This period can be used to build an online community and provide your customers with resources to make the most of their time at home. Cleaning is proven to reduce stress.

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How to Start a Pest Control Business

WorkWave

Time To Read: 5 minutes. Pest control is more than a way to earn a paycheck. It’s a rewarding career where you have the opportunity to help people reclaim their homes from pest infestations. Unfortunately, unwanted creepy crawlies will always try to invade our living spaces, but that means steady business for the pest control business owner! You may be thinking “What do I need to start my own pest control business?” Marketing Tips.

7 Pitfalls of Stalled IBP Initiatives and How to Overcome Them

AIMMS

Integrated Business Planning (IBP), as defined by its creators at Oliver Wight , is “the business planning process that extends the principles of S&OP throughout the end-to-end supply chain, product, service and customer portfolios, customer demand and strategic planning, to deliver one seamless management process.” When done properly, it also allows organizations to predict and respond to changing conditions quickly. IBP ownership belongs to the CEO.

Five Common Customs Pitfalls — and How to Avoid Them

Talking Logistics

A thorough description of goods is essential in order to determine proper customs classification. This can then be attributed to a customs tariff number. It is sensible for the supplier to include the importer’s item number in its invoice. If the attribution is not definitive, false tariff classifications can lead to excessive duties payments. Moreover, depending on the country, action can be enforced for up to three to ten years after the item has been shipped.

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How to Get Your Forklift License: The Ultimate Guide [New in 2020]

Conger

If you’re looking to get your forklift license, now is a great time. . According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, companies are expected to hire an additional 32,600 equipment operators by 2028. . What do I need to study? How do I get certified? When to use a spotter.

Tips for Becoming a More Strategic Shipper

Blue Grace Logistics

While there are a lot of buzzwords in the logistics industry, it may be surprising to some but “business strategy” is not among them. One of the biggest ways that shipping companies tend to shoot themselves in the foot is by looking at their carriers as a resource rather than an asset. One of the biggest ways that shipping companies tend to shoot themselves in the foot is by looking at their carriers as a resource rather than an asset. Move to an Integrated Supply Chain.

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How to Calculate Freight Shipping Costs

Freight Center

Let’s take a look at the factors, break down how to get a quote and help you calculate the best rate for your shipment. When it comes to freight shipping, there are two basic categories – full truckload (FTL) and less-than-load (LTL). Full truckload shipping is what it sounds like – one shipper rents space in an entire truck to ship their load. Shipment remains in the same truck from point A to point B. Most popular way to ship. Ready to get started?

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Forklift Safety Tips: Top 20 Tips Part 2 (11 thru 20)

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is a continuation of yesterday's blog where Mikeala Della from Atlantic Training shows us the top 20 Forklift Safety Tips. Here's the last 10 Forklift Safety Tips. To start the list of forklift safety tips, let's start with the obvious: . Do not authorize anyone to stand or walk under the load or forklift machinery – The load can fall causing injury or death. Do not use the tip of the forks as a lever to raise a heavy load.

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How to Save Money on Shipping Costs When Running an Online Store

MTS Logistics

How much money does your e-commerce business spend on shipping? When running an online store, you’ll have to pay for supplies and services to ship products to customers. Along with a delivery service such as this, you’ll have to buy boxes, bubble wrap and other packaging supplies. While there’s no way to avoid shipping costs when running an online store. However, there are ways to lower them.

How to Reduce Anxiety When Returning to Work

3PL Insights

As we approach two months of being in quarantine, many states are discussing plans for getting people back to work. Whitmer announced her plan for a phased approach to reopen businesses as long as they meet certain guidelines. citizens may not feel safe returning to work and may experience some anxiety about working around people again and the potential for a second wave of exposure. It’s important to spend time at the end of each day dedicated to yourself.

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Shipping your first container.?? Here are some tips to help you

Shipping and Freight Resource

Here are some tips to assist you in shipping your first container. Understanding your product and the market that you are going to ship your container to is KEY. Conduct a research of the market that you are going to ship to. THE FIRST TIME.!!

How to Secure Your First Supply Chain or Logistics Job

Logistics Bureau

If you’re preparing to launch a new career in supply chain or logistics , it will help a lot to know how and where to look for a first job, which appointments can get you off the best start, and what qualifications will be most helpful in getting you into the profession. The supply chain and logistics workforce in Australia will grow to around 161,000 persons by 2021-22, an increase of around 16,000 workers. Entry-Level Jobs to Give You an Early Career Boost. “As

17 Practical Warehouse Organization Tips to Improve Efficiency in 2019

Conger

That’s why we compiled a list of 17 warehouse organization tips that will save your warehouse space, improve efficiency and decrease costs. Click below to skip ahead: Calculate Your Current Space Utilization. Maximize your Space by Storing Items According to Size. Put Vertical Space to Use. Reduce SKU Quantities to Minimize Overloading. Add Storage in Unexpected Places to Optimize Your Space. For example: CALCULATE YOUR STORAGE AREA SIZE.

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is the second part of Chuck Intrieri's series on how procurement and suppliers can avoid issues with their contracts. In part two, Chuck focuses on how to draft your terms and conditions. Consider your use of websites, how often have you read the terms of use? For a website operator that wants to be legally protected, however, terms of use on their website are vital. How to Begin Your Terms.

How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

Cerasis

There are exemptions to liability within the Carmack Amendment , and even when everything is correct on paper and goes smoothly at the place of origin, Mother Nature may have other plans. Shippers need a way to mitigate risk of full truckload shipping , regardless of what promises a driver makes in casual conversation. Therefore, shippers should review existing policy or contract liability and opt for additional cargo insurance to reduce risk, depending on freight fragility.

How to Kickstart a Successful Facebook and Instagram Advertising Strategy For Your Local Service Business

WorkWave

Time To Read: 12 minutes. It can be difficult to anticipate if your content is reaching your actual target market, and engagement rarely correlates with real business goals, such as brand awareness, website traffic, and lead generation. By pairing a solid organic social content strategy with a full-funnel social advertising strategy, you will gain much greater value and be able to tie efforts to actual ROI. Install the Facebook Pixel to your website.

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Quick Tips to Improve Your Injection Molding Process

Cerasis

The injection molding process is a crucial process with lots of moving parts — but that doesn’t mean you can’t make some simple changes to improve how you do it and safeguard the quality of your final product. Time is money — but so are professionalism, optimization and attention to detail, as well as other concerns. Here’s how to make the most of each of these to get your injection molding process humming along in no time. Design and Materials Tips.

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7 Tips for Training New Maids & House Cleaning Employees

WorkWave

Time To Read: 5 minutes. You also need to hire and provide training for cleaning staff while concentrating on growing your business and meeting quality standards. Here are seven tips for training new maids and house cleaning employees. Deciding how to train cleaning employees depends on how you organize your business and the size and scope of each job. Explain how to handle property damage and outline insurance coverages and policies for reference.

First-Time College Mover? Follow These Tips

Penske Move Ahead

Are you moving to college for the first time? Our Penske summer interns and moving experts share their tips on how to survive college move-in day. Intern Fatima Odebisi, a senior at Penn State, State College, Pennsylvania, and a resident assistant on campus, says her biggest advice to a new student is knowing the type of dorm you have. Tips From Our Moving Experts. College may seem like you are moving off to a foreign place, but you will be returning.

How to Avoid Freight Damage

Freightera

How to Avoid Freight Damage. and how to deal with damage if it does happen. It happens rarely in the freight industry (to less than 1% of shipments) but it does happen, and we understand that it can have a huge impact on your business being conducted effectively. That’s why we’ve assembled some helpful information — to fortify you against damages, and to prepare you in case of an incident. How do I prevent my shipment from getting damaged?

5 Tips for Shipping Dangerous Goods

Freight Hub

Before we go into details on how to ship hazardous materials, one needs to understand that different types of cargo require different measures for transportation. For instance, non-perishable products like apparel, toys and home decor products can be easily packed up and shipped by air or sea without having to worry too much about the handling of the cargo. Great lengths must be taken to ensure its safe transport.

4 Tips for Manufacturers to Stay Ahead in a Highly Competitive Market

Cerasis

There's good news for businesses in the manufacturing industry looking to stay competitive in a global marketplace. According to a report by Deloitte, the U.S. is expected to be the most competitive manufacturing nation in the world and will move China to the number two position by 2020. Manufacturers will still need to stay ahead of their competition back home in order to survive.

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17 Practical Warehouse Organization Tips to Improve Efficiency in 2019

Conger

That’s why we compiled a list of 17 warehouse organization tips that will save your warehouse space, improve efficiency and decrease costs. Click below to skip ahead: Calculate Your Current Space Utilization. Maximize your Space by Storing Items According to Size. Put Vertical Space to Use. Reduce SKU Quantities to Minimize Overloading. Add Storage in Unexpected Places to Optimize Your Space. For example: CALCULATE YOUR STORAGE AREA SIZE.

The Busiest Shipping Ports in China And How to Get The Most from Them

Freight Hub

Knowing how the biggest ports compare and what it means for shippers can help reduce ocean freight spend, improve supply chain efficiencies, and enhance carrier selection. Also, awareness breeds better understanding of ocean freight rates and how to keep costs under control. Strong growth contributes to higher per-day volume, higher freight rates and greater use of available capacity. How to Get the Most from China’s Biggest and Busiest Ports.

5 Tips for Achieving the Most Out of Your Supply Chain Data

Cerasis

In a recent study, MIT found that companies that focus on 5 key initiatives to improve their supply chain data can have a big impact on their bottom line. Some supply chain companies are leaning on the power of analytics to help streamline their processes and get ahead of their competitors. But many companies have struggled to embrace the relationship between using analytics and implementing changes that can improve business performance.

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Strategic Tips For Acquiring Five Star Reviews For Your Service Business

WorkWave

Time To Read: 7 minutes. Online reviews are a huge influence on consumers when they are seeking to hire a trustworthy service business. It is a very personal matter when you think about it; people are inviting you to come to their home, sometimes even if they are at work, and make their sanctuary beautiful, functional, safer or more comfortable. So, it stands to reason that most people will do research before they decide on a company to bring into their personal space.

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Tips for EazyStock Customers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

EazyStock

Many organizations are working hard to make the right decisions under extreme pressure right now. The situation can seem overwhelming, but there are some things you can do to navigate the supply chain disruptions. Peter Drakeley, Head of Customer Success at EazyStock, shares his best tips on how EazyStock customers can manage inventory during a crisis. Obviously, companies selling to the hospitality or travel industries are seeing a very serious dip in demand.

Strategic Tips For Generating Five Star Reviews For Your Field Service Business

WorkWave

Time To Read: 7 minutes. Online reviews are a huge influence on consumers when they are seeking to hire a trustworthy service business. It is a very personal matter when you think about it; people are inviting you to come to their home, sometimes even if they are at work, and make their sanctuary beautiful, functional, safer or more comfortable. So, it stands to reason that most people will do research before they decide on a company to bring into their personal space.

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7 Tips to Collect Your Freight Brokerage, Manufacturing, & Supply Chain Accounts Receivables

Cerasis

Freight brokers , manufacturers, and those in the supply chain know as well as anyone that problems with accounts receivable can lead to anything from simple annoyance to a serious business-killing disaster. So you’re probably wondering: what you can do to prevent this? Any legal claims against you resulting from a conflict with a customer can put your ability to get your freight broker bond or any other type of bond in jeopardy, risking your entire business.

6 Tips for Dealing with Freight Brokers

247 Customs Broker

They wait for items and make sure they clear so you don’t have to. The question for many businesses is how to streamline working with the freight brokers themselves. Here are six tips for dealing with freight brokers. For this reason, if you’re looking at daily shipping, you may want to work with a larger, established broker. However, small brokers may be just as legitimate and cheaper to hire, especially for small and infrequent shipments.

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Top 9 Tips to Consider When Transporting Oversized Cargo

Airfreight Logistics

Beyond just enabling palletized shipments, freighters are flexible and allow oversized cargo to be transported. They often use a combination of freighters, from the more streamlined 747F to freighters like the AN-124-100 that is unique in its cargo compartment size, flight range and uplift capability without using special loading equipment. First of all, airline load planning engineers need clear, accurate, and understandable packing list in order to proceed with the assessment.

Play it Cool | 6 Top Tips for Industrial Computer Cabinet Use to Limit Heat

Cerasis

Protecting your capital assets from overheating requires air flow management, temperature control, efficient energy consumption and a way to keep computer technology cool… constantly. If computer technology is at the heart of your shop floor, you might be wary of the risk to your business if it fails. The primary threat to computers used in industrial environments is overheating. 6 practical points to consider when using an industrial computer cabinet.

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