Why Offshoring Manufacturing and Sourcing is Now a Liability

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The pandemic made us realize there are risks in the global supply chain we never thought about before. Businesses are realizing it might be a bad idea to get manufacturing and sourcing from other countries because of the risk, which may come with a heavy cost. In a world where global events can disrupt supply […]

10 Steps to Shock-Proof Your Supply Chain

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When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States in 2012, it caused widespread damage and left millions of people without power. Retailers in the area were forced to close their stores, and many lost significant amounts of revenue. This serves as a perfect example of why retailers need to take steps to shock-proof […]

Retailers Face Empty Shelves as the Supply Chain Weakens

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With the retail supply chain under pressure, retailers are starting to feel the pinch. The logistics field is about to be hit with a new set of challenges as shelves go empty across the country. The root cause of this problem is not panic buying, but rather much deeper-rooted problems that have been lingering since […]

Autonomous Trucking, Carrier Relationships, Food Sector Bullwhip

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“FMCSA AUTOMATED TRUCKS PROJECT HEADED TO WHITE HOUSE” The FMCSA announced they will begin surveys and efforts to explore automated driving systems in the trucking sector. However, the feedback the FMCSA received opposed the project mentioning it could cause a loss of truck driving jobs.   “RELATIONSHIPS KEY TO NAVIGATING CAPACITY CRUNCH” With the reopening […]

How to Choose an Ecommerce Warehousing, Fulfillment and Distribution Partner

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As Ecommerce sales explode during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, many ecommerce stores are struggling with keeping up with demand. For many customers, buying online is an everyday occurrence and for others they are just beginning to shop online. One thing is certain, having efficient ecommerce warehousing capabilities to support the future growth of ecommerce is a […]

How to Increase Supply Chain Speed to Market

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The speed at which a company addresses a new product, service, customer signal, or event can have a significant impact on profitability and customer feedback. “Speed to market” is a phrase used to describe how quickly an organization develop a new product or service from the initial idea, design, prototype, testing, developing, manufacturing, shipping, and finally […]

What you need to know about OTIF

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What is OTIF? OTIF stands for “On Time & In Full” and is the next step for big retailers. With OTIF, you now need to deliver your products within a 1-day window (on the exact date) — and it must be the full purchase order. Walmart recently announced new OTIF guidelines for suppliers. OTIF is applicable in almost […]

4 Benefits of a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Partner

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Third-Party Logistics Companies (3PLs) are becoming more popular as the retail landscape shifts from the physical store to the online store. Why do so many companies make the strategic decision to rely on outside partners for execution of transportation services? The benefits are vast. 3PLs can gain you access to better freight rates, improve efficiencies, cut costs, […]

4 Benefits of Digital Transformation in Your Supply Chain

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The world is in an ever-evolving state of digital transformation which has improved the performance of businesses and global supply chains. What is “digital transformation”? It can be described as the “application of technology to view, digitize, and analyze data in an accurate and quick manner to improve supply chain performance”. Companies are now using their […]

What are Sort and Segregate Services?

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Sort and segregate (sort and seg for short) is a service carriers provide to ensure everything that should be in a shipment is there and in optimal condition. These services involve checking every case on a pallet and includes unloading, sorting, counting, repacking and checking for quality.  Less-than-truckload (LTL) drivers often have tight schedules and […]

Why to consider Nearshoring (4 steps)

Supply Chain risk in the form of uncertainty from political decisions combined with fears of additional widespread diseases similar to COVID-19 has fueled the discussions about nearshoring. Factors such as supply and demand risk, total cost today and expected future cost levels will have to be evaluated. The big questions seem to be: “What are […]

How to Manage Coronavirus Risk in the Supply Chain (3 Steps)

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With the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), many industries are in flux. The supply chain is currently impacted at all levels, international ocean and air as well as US ground transportation. Many business owners are unsure of what to do or how to proceed. At MVP Logistics, we want to assure our customers that we’re proactively planning to […]

How a Supply Chain Analysis Can Help Your Business

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Your supply chain is a complex collection of moving parts. Ideally, those parts move together to create a smooth supply chain. However, that’s not always the case. Or even if pieces seem to move together, there may be hidden sources of friction slowing you down. A supply chain analysis reviews every step of your process to ensure you’re […]

Why You Should Outsource Warehousing


Purchasing your own warehouse is costly, time-consuming and impractical. Outsourcing warehousing frees up space and lets you focus on your business while someone else handles the logistics.

What is a Fulfillment Center?

Inventory management is a struggle every eCommerce business faces. That’s where a fulfillment center comes into play.

5 Key Traits of Every Successful Operations Leader

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Operations are a key area for any business. That’s why having a successful operations leader is so critical. An operations leader wears many hats and makes sure that a variety of different systems all work together seamlessly. Here are some key traits to look for in a successful operations leader. 1 – A Motivator Every […]