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7 Reasons Your Business Should Hire a 3PL

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Nov 8, 2018 7:45:00 AM
7 Reasons your company should Hire a 3PL

The world is getting smaller.

The potential reach of even the smallest business today far exceeds what it was a couple decades ago, and as such, logistical challenges that previously only larger businesses experienced, have trickled down to SMBs worldwide.

Thanks to 21st century technology, businesses that previously only served a small geographical range now have access to potential customers across the globe. With increased supply and demand, it is no secret that most companies today experience extreme complications and inefficiencies in their supply chain. As with any integral aspect of a business, managing and maintaining an effective supply chain requires time, knowledge, and money – your company’s most important resources.

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Topics: Cost Reduction, Logistics Management, Continuous Improvement

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Shipper of Choice

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Oct 31, 2018 2:45:00 PM
Shipper of Choice

Times are Changing

Imagine you are a manufacturer with a truckload of product ready to be shipped off to its destination.  The issue, though, is that you do not have a truck to transport your product. So you begin the search for a carrier, fully confident that you will find a carrier suitable for transporting your precious freight. However; every carrier you contact refuses to even look at your freight, much less carry it.

Why is this the case? You never had an issue with contracting a carrier before.

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Topics: Logistics Management, Continuous Improvement

How to Implement CIP in 7 Steps

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Oct 8, 2018 1:57:03 PM
The Importance of Continuous Improvement to your business

 

Question: What do a successful person and a successful business have in common?

Answer: They both value the importance of continual improvement. No successful person is ever content simply staying the way they are. The average person reads around 4-5 books a year, but the average CEO reads around 4-5 books per month! Bill Gates reportedly reads upwards of 50 books a year. Why? Because he is obsessed with learning and improving.

The success of a person is proportional to their desire to learn, improve, and (most importantly) implement those lessons into their own life.

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Topics: Continuous Improvement, CIP

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