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freight invoice frustrations

In our first part of our freight invoice and bill of lading series, we talked about what was the difference between the two. We then dug deeper into what was a bill of lading, the importance of the bill of lading, the two different types, what can happen if you don’t use a bill of lading or have an inaccurate one, and then some possible solutions to decrease bill of lading errors.

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freight bill

This is the first post in a three part series around freight bills and bills of lading. In this first post we will simply define and explain the importance of knowing both for effective logistics. We will expand more on both, showing different types of bills of lading, and what to look at when auditing a freight bill so you can catch costly errors.

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If you are a manufacturer or distributor, most likely you use many modes to ship your freight, such as less-than-truckload freight shipping or LTL shipping. If you have any experience in shipping LTL, you know how volatile, process driven, and challenging it can be to make sure you get the best carrier, best time, best rate, and are making the best long term decisions.

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logistics process improvement through KISS Method

We, in no matter what kind of business we are in (but especially for logistics process improvement), have heard of the “KISS” method: “Keep it simple, stupid.” I do not agree with this interpretation, and changed it in my business to “Keep it simple AND stupid.” Keep it simple, stupid is negative, and a “put down” to others you may address, in my opinion.

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manufacturing safety

“Over 60% of the CFOs in one survey reported that each $1 invested in injury prevention and manufacturing safety, returns $2 or more. Over 40% of CFOs cited productivity as the top benefit of an effective workplace safety program.” – Chief Financial Officer survey, Liberty Mutual Insurance company , (2005).

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Minimum Essential Coverage

This morning as I was reviewing my treasure trove of Affordable Care Act news (Google keyword searches yield about 200+ stories a day), I came across this article.  Essentially, the reader in the article asked:
“ I’m a part-time worker and my current employer offers health insurance that does not meet the minimum standards of the Affordable Care Act,” Rickels wrote.