Innovation and Logistics

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In a recent post, author and marketing expert Seth Godin explores the differences, as well as the synergies, between Innovation and Logistics. Here at Zero Down, both of these concepts are near and dear to our hearts, so we wanted to chime in:  Back in 2003, the desire for innovation in a stagnant logistics market was […]

Unavoidable Package Strike: UPS Contract Negotiation Looming Large


Twenty-five years ago, Teamsters Union members working for UPS went on strike, leaving thousands of packages sitting idle and disrupting distribution networks nationwide. The impact was felt at every level, from small business owners to industry giants, with many even calling for the government to step in and get things moving again. This strike happened roughly two decades […]

Parcel Audit Service

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Importance of a Parcel Audit Service Customers are asking a lot these days. They want businesses to have exactly what they are looking for, every time. They want it shipped directly to them, as quickly as possible. And they want updates provided at every possible step along the way. In order to stay competitive in […]

Trusting Your Logistics Partner

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The Importance of Trust As human beings, trust is fundamental to a successful life. From forming and maintaining relationships in our personal lives, to achieving our annual goals in the professional world, everything is built on trust. We rely on trust in ourselves and the people around us just to get through the day. But […]

Supply Chain Visibility: Data Sharing In The Logistics Industry

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Supply Chain Visibility: The Future Per The Wall Street Journal: Supply chain visibility has officially moved beyond buzz word status. This week, the White House requested that companies within the logistics space begin sharing their data with one another. To that end, the Biden administration is working on setting up a shared online portal that […]

Transportation Management System

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  What is a Transportation Management System?  Far too often, we see businesses using a single carrier for all their supply chain needs. As a result, when things go wrong, they start to feel totally trapped. They find themselves stuck, because the prospect of managing multiple carriers is far too overwhelming. Unfortunately, most businesses just […]

Network Analysis: LMI’s Latest Report


  Per The Logistics Manager’s Index: In a comprehensive report of the US logistics landscape released this week, LMI has found that while supply chain congestion and delays are still the norm across the country, inventory is actually on the rise. This stems from a number of factors: companies increasing orders to try and prepare […]

Supply Chain Network Optimization: A National Issue

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  Per The Wall Street Journal: The White House released a series of reports on Thursday recommending dozens of measures to help alleviate the on-going supply chain issues that have been plaguing the country. The reports outline steps the nation can take to strengthen freight transportation, as well as our underlying infrastructure. Some of the […]

Managed Services

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What Are Managed Services? Managed Services is a term that is everywhere these days. As companies grow in size and complexity, more and more decision makers are looking for turn-key solutions for problems outside their core competencies. Constant customer demand for faster, easier to use, and more comprehensive products means that most businesses don’t have […]

Parcel Audit Service

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Importance of a Parcel Audit Service In the logistics industry today, there’s nothing ‘small’ about parcel services. Every marketplace in our current economy is dominated by e-commerce and direct delivery services, with customer demand for both on the rise. Technological innovations in shipping software, coupled with increased efficiencies in transportation systems across the board, have […]

Filing Claims: When Shipping Goes Wrong

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  The Pursuit of Perfection The logistics industry these days is a global force, driving or contributing to every single physical or digital marketplace currently in operation, anywhere in the world. Modern supply chains span countries and continents, utilizing multiple carriers to draw from numerous suppliers and manufacturers, delivering to countless customers, in record time. […]

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