The Fundamentals of Efficient FTZ Warehouse Operations

One of the biggest benefits of having the FTZ (foreign trade zone) status is that you’re able to lease a general warehouse space or building to store your foreign-sourced products, raw materials, and more. Unlike bonded warehouses or temporary importing under bond...

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4 Key Questions to Ask When Choosing ABI Software

As a logistics professional, you know all too well that all of the activities related to customs compliance are extremely important to get right... and that often means that they can also be terribly time-consuming. So many forms to fill, boxes to check. Tiny...

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Everything You Need to Know to Stay Compliant as a Self-Filing Importer

Whether you’re importing the latest trendy gadgets from China, tapestries from Morocco, or coffee from Peru, every qualified importer has the right to self-file their own customs entries. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of customs compliance for self-filing...

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Three Essentials to Look for in Your Freight Forwarder Software

Whether you’re new to the freight forwarding industry or you’ve been in this line of business for a long time, it’s easy to marvel at how the industry has evolved in recent years. Methods and expectations today are far more complex than years past. They demand more...

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The Top 4 Benefits of Obtaining FTZ Status

What are Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs)? Foreign trade zones, sometimes erroneously referred to as free trade zones, typically centralized around major international airports, seaports, or national frontiers, are special economic zones in the United States wherein raw...

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Is there a link between logistics software and customer satisfaction?

The customer is king, even in B2B relationships. While consumers are notorious for having little tolerance for poor customer experiences, this is perhaps even more true in the business world, where people’s livelihoods and reputations are on the line. If you let...

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Is your homegrown supply chain system holding you back?

Everyone knows that one guy - we’ll call him Roger - who’s a whiz with computers. Wary, but hoping that he knows more than them, many start-up freight forwarders, 3PLs, and other new supply chain businesses go the route of having “Roger” set up a basic supply chain...

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How to Find Hidden Warehouse Productivity Killers — and Fix Them With Warehouse Automation

Warehouse productivity is paramount for sustained market success. Despite best efforts, however, not every operational issue is obvious — and it's these hidden productivity killers that often pose the biggest challenges for completion times and failure rates. So,...

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Why a Dimensioner Needs to be in Your Warehouse Automation Plan

As the on-demand economy grows in leaps and bounds, so does the demand for hyper-efficient, high-value warehousing services. One of the key lessons the business world - and the supply chain industry in particular - has learned this year is that having the ability...

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