Category Archives: Tales from the Trenches

Tales from the Trenches: Heavy Load from India to USA by Air…Really?!?!

We work with suppliers from all over the world. Many times, the cost of the parts themselves are less expensive than those made in the U.S.A. Many companies, however, don’t understand that it is really the “total landed cost” that … Continue reading

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Tales from the Trenches: FedEx First Overnight…Really?!?!

This actually happened at the $1.5B company I worked for. As part of the logistics management staff, I made it a point to walk through the Shipping & Receiving section on a daily basis. Although we were not a manufacturing … Continue reading

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