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LTI, Inc. Chooses LeanCor Supply Chain Group as its Provider of Logistics Engineering, Transportation Management Solutions

FLORENCE, KY--(April 9, 2020)—LeanCor Supply Chain Group, a trusted partner in end-to-end supply chain management and logistics, today announced that LTI, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom foodservice equipment, specializing in modular and custom serving counters as well as state-of-the-art serving technologies, has selected the company as its third-party logistics provider to manage logistics engineering and transportation execution in order to advance performance and deliver improved customer experience.

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Tips for Temperature Checking Drivers During COVID-19

Like first responders, truck drivers continue to transport goods to millions of businesses and people amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Not only are trucks continuing to move, but they are doing so at speeds well in excess of normal traffic patterns.” said Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of ATRI, the trucking industry’s largest not-for-profit research organization (Logistics Management).

All of this movement imposes greater health risk of businesses spreading COVID-19 to employees as they receive deliveries into facilities.

One way our customers are helping to protect against this risk is to check drivers' temperatures upon arrival.

But how do you coordinate this into a fast, efficient, and humane process? We took some tips from one of our logistics customers - a consumer goods manufacturer. 

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7 Things to Know About Transportation Management Heading Into 2020

Driver and capacity shortages, technology advances, and tariff increases.

Those were just some of the trends we saw mark the transportation industry in 2019. But what’s ahead for 2020 and how can you prepare? In a recent webinar, industry experts Tom Valentine from Valentine Solutions, Derek Browning from LeanCor Supply Chain Group, along with Steve Prince from LeanCor Supply Chain Group dove into what to expect and how shippers are hedging their bets by executing a clear strategy and best practices.

We've summarized the information into seven key things to know about transportation management in 2020. 

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Impacted by the Tariffs? It Might Be Time for a Network Re-Design

Recent tariff increases on over $200B of goods imported from China have been described as “catastrophic” by US companies with a significant Chinese supplier base. With so much trade uncertainty lingering, companies are taking actions now to mitigate the effect on their supply chains. Many are now forced to question how product is coming into the U.S. and forming new sourcing strategies: moving manufacturing to another low-cost country, stockpiling inventory, or "re-shoring" manufacturing to the U.S. are some examples.

Whatever your strategy may be, knowing where to locate and how to leverage your assets across the supply chain network are major decisions that depend on many variables.

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Transportation Costs: How Do You Know If Your Lane Rates Are Competitive?

In today's uncertain transportation climate, it's more important than ever to stay knowledgeable about market rates to ensure you're getting the best value for your transportation spend.

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Carrier Risk Management: Do You Know Your Carriers?

By many reports, the trucking industry is facing a driver shortage. "The American Trucking Association figures companies need about 60,000 drivers, a number that could top 100,000 in just a few years" (MPR News). 

These conditions can prompt trucking companies to hire whomever they can find - and shippers to unknowingly partner with carriers that are unqualified to move their freight. This poses major risks in safety, quality, and liability for all parties involved. 

Making an effort to qualify and monitor your carriers for specific risk factors can go a long way toward building a stronger fleet of partners. 

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Truckload Freight Market Update - June 2018

Shippers have navigated the first half of 2018 in a market of tight freight capacity -- low truck supply and high demand due to factors like the driver shortage.

We checked in with LeanCor Transportation Manager Steven Prince to review current market conditions and hear the transportation team's take on what to expect going forward.

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Speed, Big Box, and the Great Unknown: 3 Hot Topics in Furniture Supply Chain

"From trans-oceanic freight to truck driver shortages, from deteriorating domestic infrastructure to last mile headaches, the furniture industry faces supply chain bottlenecks that create a disconnect between manufacturer and retailer abilities and consumer expectations." - Furniture Today Magazine

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New White Paper: Creating the Connected Enterprise (From Discovering Hidden Profit)

This white paper contains excerpts from the recently published business book Discovering Hidden Profit, co-authored by Peter J. Marks and Robert O. Martichenko.

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How Can Furniture Supply Chains Compete With the "Amazon Effect?"

The "Amazon effect" is demanding more out of supply chains everywhere - including those of furniture companies.

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