Mitigating Supply Chain Impacts from Tariffs: It's More Than a Sourcing Game

Imagine waking up tomorrow to every item you purchase increasing in cost by 25%.  That cup of coffee is instantly $5 instead of $4. Rent now shoots up from $2000 to $2500. Yet when you look at your paycheck, you see the same number you saw the week before. Instant disruption is now causing you to scramble to make ends meet. 

This is what many supply chains are experiencing in the midst of elevated tariffs. At LeanCor, we've been receiving inquiries from supply chain leaders looking for ways to extract these costs from other areas of the supply chain to make up for them.

Continue Reading →
0

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.

Continue Reading →
2

Do Companies with a Higher Transportation Spend Always Get the Lower Transportation Rates?

The LeanCor Logistics team was recently asked the question, "do companies with a higher transportation spend always get the lower transportation rates?"

We often run into a general assumption in the industry that companies with high-volume transportation spends (exceeding $100M) will have an advantage when it comes to securing lane rates.

But in our experience -- while there is an overall correlation, the causation comes from three, non-spend related sources.

Continue Reading →
1

2018 Year-End Transportation Market Update: What to Know as a Shipper

2018's freight market has faced a strong economy coupled with strong domestic truckload demand. With varied truck and driver supply, shippers have certainly had an interesting year.

Here's our take on some transportation market trends we're seeing from our Logistics Control Center -- and what to expect going forward.

Continue Reading →
1

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.

Continue Reading →
2

LeanCor Wins Great Supply Chain Partner Award from SupplyChainBrain

LeanCor is among a select group of companies whose customers recognize them for providing outstanding solutions and services. 

Continue Reading →
0

DC Velocity: For Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group, the Feeling is Mutual


Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group simultaneously act as buyer and supplier to each other—to the benefit of both.

Continue Reading →
1

LeanCor Featured in Furniture Today Magazine

LeanCor's Director of Account Management for LeanCor Logistics, Ashley Yentz, was featured in Furniture Today Magazine for its Feb 20 logistics article entitled “Managing pinch points: Industry watches for bottlenecks in furniture’s long supply chain.”

Continue Reading →
0

LeanCor in Inbound Logistics: 6 Simple Metrics for Tracking and Improving Carrier Performance

"While transportation service providers vary in size and ability, having an overall strategy to track carrier performance can drive long‐term operational and financial stability.

Continue Reading →
0

5 Ways to Revamp Your Everyday Carrier Management

"How do I improve my carriers' performance? They are always inconsistent or late. I'm not sure where to start!"

Continue Reading →
1

NEW: Resource Center

Lean Logistics and Transportation Management

From carrier management to network design, browse our best content – webinars, articles, videos, podcasts, and more. 

Visit the Transportation Resource Center

Subscribe Now!

Recent Posts

Supply Chain Brief