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Blanket Purchase Order: Definition, Benefits, and When to Use

Blanket Purchase Order: Definition, Benefits, and When to Use

A Blanket Purchase Order is a legally binding agreement between you, a buyer, and a supplier who has come to a long-term deal to deliver goods or services for a specified period. But what does that actually mean? What are the benefits of using this kind of agreement? And when is a good time to […]

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What is FOB Destination? Meaning, Terms, Who Pays?

What is FOB Destination? Meaning, Terms, Who Pays?

If you’re in the shipping industry, you need to be familiar with the shipping term FOB destination and all it implies. FOB is an acronym that means “free on board,” so FOB destination means free on board destination.   What is FOB Destination The term “FOB” is used in international and freight shipping. Shipping contracts and […]

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Materials Management: Definition, Process, Benefits

Materials Management: Definition, Process, Benefits

Materials management is an aspect of supply chain management and planning. The primary purpose of materials management is to ensure that manufacturers have all the raw materials they need to make goods. Materials management also focuses on ensuring that no components are wasted and optimizing  inventory maintenance and management. While materials management requires understanding what […]

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WMS Guide 2022

WMS Guide 2022

This short list of leading WMS solutions can help your enterprise react agilely and quickly to meet today’s new customer demands.

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2022 Top 100 Truckers

2022 Top 100 Truckers

Find Trucking Solutions In today’s challenging and volatile business climate, it’s more important than ever to find carrier partners that best fuel your diverse and demanding needs. Inbound Logistics’ annual Top 100 Truckers list helps you find them. More than 200 trucking companies submitted their credentials to be considered for the list. IL editors evaluated […]

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2022 Trucking Perspectives

2022 Trucking Perspectives

Inbound Logistics’ exclusive yearly survey of motor carriers and shippers offers a close look at the state of the trucking industry in an era of inflation and supply chain volatility. In 2022, as shippers and their trucker partners have settled into what might or might not become the “new normal,” some are breathing a bit […]

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The Building Blocks of Omnichannel Fulfillment

The Building Blocks of Omnichannel Fulfillment

How leading brands snap together their omnichannel mix to meet market needs and expectations while serving business goals. E-commerce growth, accelerated by the pandemic combined with organic changes in customer needs and expectations, has forced both business-to-consumer and business-to-business (B2B) brands to adjust their omnichannel mix. Consumers are driving much of the change, with 82% […]

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White Glove Delivery Strategies and Techniques

White Glove Delivery Strategies and Techniques

When consumers were sent home to work, big and bulky e-commerce orders took off, along with white glove delivery expectations. The right combination of technology and strategy can help retailers meet them. Saying that e-commerce shipping has had an eventful two years would be an understatement. The pandemic accelerated the shift toward online retail by […]

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Project Logistics: The Basics of Anything But Basic

Project Logistics: The Basics of Anything But Basic

Moving big, bulky, unconventional freight around the globe precisely and effectively in the face of myriad challenges is not for the faint of heart. Here’s how project logistics experts get it done. It’s not every day in transportation and logistics that you are involved in a star-studded movie premiere with both Hollywood royalty and actual […]

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