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logistics leadership david and goliath

If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know how active we are in social media, especially LinkedIn. I had the pleasure of coming across a young man in one of the LinkedIn groups I am a member of and engage in. He came to me looking for my advice on logistics leadership and how he should start out his quest in achieving his goal of one day working for a 3PL.

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Yesterday I wrote plainly about the difference between asset based and non-asset based 3PL companies. Simply put, the difference between the two is that asset based 3PL own parts of the supply chain such as trucks, warehouses, and more. A non asset 3PL does not own any of these, and is typically agnostic in the way of warehousing and transportation providers.

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non asset based logistics

In this first part of non-asset based Logistics vs. asset based Logistics, I will cover the difference between the two. I will briefly touch on some differences as far as advantages and disadvantages, but in part two tomorrow, I will cover more in depth specific advantages and disadvantages of both, offering tips on how to choose between the two types of logistics providers.

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Manufacturing innovation

Manufacturing innovation got me thinking about how throughout history, it is innovation which has caused civilizations to leap forward and have their economies sustain and remain increasing in output. Often, it is in manufacturing innovation where we see the greatest leaps forward, and we all know the importance of manufacturing to any economy.

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advanced manufacturing technology automation

As we covered in our series on the manufacturing trends affecting American Manufacturing, 3D printing, an advanced manufacturing technology, is a huge trend many believe will transform the way manufacturing is done all together. Currently, the US ranks as the largest market, accounting for nearly 60% of the overall market. The global 3-D printing market is estimated to reach $2.

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inbound freight

Inbound Freight Management is An Area Each Shipper Can Improve
After each fiscal year, many companies task their operations to figure out new ways to reduce costs for the upcoming year. Every aspect of the company’s factors which impact the bottom line should and does come under review. However, not every area of the business is given equal scrutiny.