What is HVAC and what does it stand for? HVAC is an acronym for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. The term encompasses all products and services related to the industry. Climate control systems and equipment are crucial for houses, facilities, and businesses around the world.
In today’s business climate, having reliable and robust software solutions for your organization is no longer an option; it is a must-have. Still, many companies underestimate how essential a transportation management system (TMS) is. Under the pressure of the pandemic and challenging market, many companies have struggled to optimize costs. Others are hesitant to invest in new technologies. TMS solutions are irreplaceable tools for navigating through uncertain markets and can significantly reduce costs in the long run.
Chemicals production is a multi-million dollar industry with a complex supply chain ecosystem. It is one of the largest industries with a global impact and more than $5 trillion annual sales and supplying nutrition, agriculture, construction, and many other industries. The chemical market is experiencing many transformations right now, and not just because of the coronavirus pandemic. Companies face many challenges in the chemical supply chain and will have to adopt new strategies to excel in operational efficiency.
The metals and mining industry are very intricate. These are the industries that make risk management their priority, and everything in their supply chains is driven by advanced planning and a strategic approach. However, even in such well-prepared industrial branches of the global economy, there is a tight interdependence on external factors. Mining supply chains rely on many fluctuating factors, that are (or at least turned out to be in recent times) vulnerable to unpredictable economic conditions.
There were many new transportation updates in the shipping industry last month. Check out some of the top stories and transportation updates in August 2020!
Freight brokers are commonly talked about on the internet in a negative light. In reality, a freight broker can be a tremendous asset to an organization to secure carriers quickly and cost-effectively. In this, we’re going to explore the ins and outs of freight brokers – giving you the cold, hard truth.
Industry conferences can often be overlooked, especially in the virtual world we are in right now, but they can give a great return on investment. You might think that attending conferences can be expensive, or as an employee, you might think you don’t have much to do at the event. However, a supply chain conference can be incredibly rewarding, if you choose the right events and the right people to attend.
What is LCL shipping? LCL shipping is sea freight shipping that requires only partial use of shipping containers. This means your shipment will be located in the container with several other shipments, and the cost of transportation will be split between the shippers.
A strategy is a crucial part of any business, and it is even more important when thinking about a complex system like a supply chain. The term ‘strategy’ is often confused with what it’s not, or is considered to be a vaguely-meaning fancy word. However, businesses with a well-thought-out, long-term strategy reach and exceed their goals and are better at surviving turbulent times, compared to short-sighted management techniques.
There were many new transportation updates in the shipping industry last month. Check out some of the top stories and transportation updates in July 2020!
For some shippers, time-critical transportation is a necessity. Time-sensitive or expedited freight shipments are mostly goods with a short shelf life, like produce and perishables or prescription drugs. Sometimes, urgent shipments like equipment or details can also require time-sensitive transportation. To get the best experience while using time-sensitive freight shipments, consider looking at a few tips.
When it comes to shipping hazardous materials, safety is key. Hazardous freight is sensitive to external influences and can be very dangerous, so preparing and shipping hazardous materials requires thorough planning, careful approach, and responsible execution. It is your responsibility as a shipper to properly pack and classify the goods.
Securing the lowest freight rate and finding the right price match for your freight has always been a challenge. In today’s uncertain market, it is even more difficult to find capacity and freight shipping rates. Despite some companies feeling pressure to offer lower freight rates, the market remains uncertain, and rates may jump higher than before the pandemic.