Articles about Supply Chain & Logistics Management
The supply chain is the lifeblood of a business – without it, there are no products, and no customers. Polus, logistics is always evolving and adapting, and staying ahead means staying on top of trends. In this section of our blog, you’ll find news updates about changes in shipping rates, new supply chain technology, and industry statistics. We also cover tips for making logistical processes more cost- and time-efficient, like How to Keep Dimensional Weight Costs Down and Improving your Reverse Logistics.
After goods leave the warehouse, it’s important to consider the transport liability of a 3PL and suppliers.... View Article
We list the responsibilities for all parties in a 3PL relationship at each logistical stage in order to establish clear liability. ... View Article
Logistics is an industry loaded with niche terminology. Among these terms, “Last mile delivery” is mentioned often, especially when it comes to delivery cost and efficiency. But what exactly does last mile delivery mean? In order to better understand what last mile delivery is, let’s look at the logistics industry as a whole. What Is the Logistics Industry? Before the ecommerce revolution, retail stores used to restock their inventory by direct deliveries from suppliers or wholesalers. Eventually, they began transiting items through centralized distribution centers. The growth of ecommerce, however, gave rise to efulfillment services (EFS) and distribution networks. The…... View Article
As Americans grasp with the scale of the COVID-19 outbreak, many have already made changes in their day-to-day lives. Everyone—people and businesses—understands the severity of the pandemic and the importance of decreasing the spread of the virus. Shelter at home orders and social distancing guidelines have quickly altered behaviors—especially when it comes to shopping. With officials urging people to avoid large public gatherings, brick-and-mortar retail centers have been hit especially hard. But as anxiety over COVID-19 increases, some retailers have seen surges in online shopping. “Online shopping for COVID-19 related items is up. Americans are taking Coronavirus very seriously, and…... View Article