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1. Important Things to Learn about Expedited International Shipping. 2. Understanding the Benefits of Expedited International Shipping. 3. Learn Why and How to Use FTL Freight Transportation for Your Business. 4. Understanding the Difference between LTL and FTL Freight Transportation. 5. Choosing between LTL and FTL Freight Transportation. 6. Warehouse Storage Solutions – All You Need to Learn about Pallet Racking. 7. Shelving – A Good Warehouse Storage Solution for All. 8. Top Warehouse Storage Problems with Solutions. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Expedited International Shipping | FTL Freight Transportation | Warehouse Storage Solution


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Synopsis
  1. Important Things to Learn about Expedited
    International Shipping
  2. Understanding the Benefits of Expedited
    International Shipping
  3. Learn Why and How to Use FTL Freight
    Transportation for Your Business
  4. Understanding the Difference between LTL and FTL
    Freight Transportation
  5. Choosing between LTL and FTL Freight
    Transportation
  6. Warehouse Storage Solutions All You Need to
    Learn about Pallet Racking
  7. Shelving A Good Warehouse Storage Solution for
    All
  8. Top Warehouse Storage Problems with Solutions

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Important Things to Learn about Expedited
International Shipping
  • Different shipping companies may have different
    definitions for expedited delivery services. In
    most cases, expedited delivery means that your
    consignment or cargo get a higher priority, which
    in turn improves the delivery speed. Most courier
    services offer standard shipping, which means
    that your parcel or consignment will take at
    least three days to reach its destination. They
    may also offer expedited delivery service, but
    they use this term to describe a number of
    services that have a faster delivery speed.
  • In case of expedited delivery, you may have a
    number of options available to you. For instance,
    you may get express delivery services that
    usually complete deliveries within a couple of
    days. Next-day deliveries mean that you will have
    your parcel delivered the next day of booking
    your shipment. Finally, there are same-day
    delivery services that ensure that your parcel
    reaches its destination within 24 hours of
    booking a shipment. What it means is that you
    should be very clear about exactly how long it is
    going to take to deliver your parcel even when
    you opt for expedited international shipping.
  • Another important thing to understand is that
    there is a subtle difference between an expedited
    service and an express service. Essentially, they
    both refer to the same thing and usually mean
    that your parcel will be delivered in the
    shortest time possible. Some freight forwarders
    and courier companies mean a next-day service
    when they use the word "Express Delivery",
    whereas some courier companies use the word
    "Expedited Service" for a 1-3 day service. Again,
    different companies may use different terminology
    to refer to different things, which is why it is
    important to get clear information regarding how
    much time is needed to complete your delivery. Do
    not just assume that because you have selected an
    expedited service, your shipment will reach its
    destination within hours.

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Understanding the Benefits of Expedited
International Shipping
  • It is true that you can often rely on standard
    shipping in most cases, but some international
    deliveries have to be made quickly, and when you
    want long routes covered in a short time, you
    should look no further than expedited
    international shipping services. Many courier
    companies now have this service available, and
    you should consider your needs to see if your
    business will really benefit from this service or
    not.
  • More and more businesses are now opting for
    expedited shipping because it helps them stay
    above their competition. Offering expedited
    delivery to your customers will certainly give
    you a competitive advantage over your rivals, and
    that is the reason why it makes sense to choose
    this option. Expedited shipping is mainly the
    process of delivering shipments faster than
    normal. You can use these services when you have
    a tight deadline to catch. Sometimes, you deal in
    perishable goods, and when this is the case, you
    cannot afford any delays during delivery.
    Expedited shipping service ensures a timely
    delivery to help you meet your customers'
    expectations.
  • Interestingly, you can now find courier companies
    that help you manage rushed deliveries in an
    efficient way. By opting for expedited delivery,
    you will be able to find customized solutions
    that help you meet your customer's expectations.
    Some of the biggest benefits of expedited
    shipping include reduced touch points, transit
    speed, and improved visibility. What it means
    that not only will your shipment reach its
    destination in a short time, you will also be
    able to track it in an easy way. Therefore, you
    may seriously think of using this option if you
    have lean inventory strategies.

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Learn Why and How to Use FTL Freight
Transportation for Your Business
  • FTL or Full Truckload shipping is one outstanding
    way to have your cargo delivered to wherever you
    want in a timely manner. While you should
    consider the size of your shipment and your
    deadlines, FTL freight transportation is usually
    the safest option to choose. You may also benefit
    from the shipping option when you have shipment
    containing sensitive or fragile materials. Some
    people think that they can save money by opting
    for LTL shipping, and it is true as well. Less
    than Truckload shipping means that you will have
    to share the truck space with other shipments,
    which is surely going to help you save some
    money. The problem is that you should worry more
    about the safety of the materials you are
    shipping, and this is when you will be better off
    putting your money on FTL shipping.
  • While FTL freight transportation is certainly a
    reasonably good option, you need to ensure that
    you select a right logistics company to help you
    with your deliveries. Not all freight forwarders
    are in a position to offer quality service, and
    that is the reason why you should take your time
    and conduct some research before finalizing a
    decision. You need to ensure that you are putting
    your money on a company that handles thousands of
    shipments each year. It shows that you will
    receive quality service because the company has
    enough resources to meet all your needs.

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Understanding the Difference between LTL and FTL
Freight Transportation
  • LTL It stands for Less than Truckload shipping.
    Essentially, this mode of transportation combines
    shipments from several customers. Since there
    will be shipments from multiple customers, the
    option is going to cost you less. In fact, it is
    the most budget-friendly option in many cases.
    Moreover, the option suits small businesses
    because they can save a lot of money simply by
    having their shipments shared with other
    companies. LTL means that your shipment is not
    large enough to take up the all available space
    in the truck, so you do not mind sharing the
    space with others who may also have smaller
    shipments. The rates depend on the number of
    products you want shipped and the final
    destination of your shipment. When going for this
    option, you should always expect delays in
    delivery. The reason is that LTL shipment usually
    makes several stops. It also involves unpacking
    and repacking goods, which results in a loss of
    time. Therefore, you should choose this option
    only when you are more concerned about the
    shipping cost and not the delivery time.
  • FTL or Full Truckload Shipping is a much better
    option for large shipments. You should select
    this option if you know you have enough products
    to consume the space available a truck. Even when
    you have a relatively small shipment, you can
    still opt for FTL shipping if you want a
    dedicated truck because of the nature of your
    products. In many cases, FTL is a suitable
    choice when you have more than 10 pallets to
    ship. It is also a great choice when you cannot
    afford any delays in delivery.

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Choosing between LTL and FTL Freight
Transportation
  • You should choose LTL shipping when you want to
    save money, but avoid it when you cannot afford
    any delays in delivery. FTL freight
    transportation is the best choice when you want
    your goods delivered in a timely manner. However,
    you should be ready to spend more money to take
    advantage of FTL shipping. Ideally, you should
    take some time and find a middle ground by
    comparing your needs with the options you have
    available.

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Warehouse Storage Solutions All You Need to
Learn about Pallet Racking
  • Made of metal, wood, or plastic, pallet racking
    is probably the most common component of stock
    movement and storage. Items that can be stored in
    boxes and have the need for inventory logging are
    quite suitable for pallet racking. While pallet
    racking is a popular option, you need to pay
    attention to weight limits first. You should not
    store more than what is recommended, and it is
    equally important to check those racks for
    stability at regular intervals. You should also
    consider your space limitations and requirements
    to determine the best aisle space, but depending
    on your unique needs, you can also have a turning
    circle used with a pallet.
  • Once you have decided to put your money on pallet
    racking, it is important to learn a bit about the
    sub-categories of pallet racking
  • You can opt for carton flow racking, which comes
    with bays and roller tracks. You can easily store
    your cartons on these racks and roll them down to
    access those items. However, you will benefit
    from this warehouse storage solution if you have
    unboxed stock that is relatively small too.
  • You can opt for cantilever racking, especially if
    you want to store piping, timber, or other long
    loads. The racking system utilizes beams to
    function properly.
  • You can put your money on coil racking. It is
    exactly the same you find in DIY stores. Such
    racking systems are used to store cables and
    chains.
  • You can go with double deep racking as well. It
    allows you to store items two rows deep, and
    though it allows for better storage, it requires
    specialized forklift for handling.

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Shelving A Good Warehouse Storage Solution for
All
  • Shelving is one of many warehouse storage
    solutions and allows you to store items on static
    shelves. Since the stock is on static shelves,
    you cannot use forklift to retrieve them.
    However, shelving is probably the simplest
    storage option with easy access to stock. It is
    just like working around aisles at a grocery
    store. You have to keep in mind though that
    shelving is a right storage solution for small,
    light items. The items that require manual
    picking and placement are quite suitable for this
    storage solution. It means that you should
    consider opting for static shelves to store
    clothing, agricultural produce, small products,
    and machine parts and components. Shelving may
    not be the most suitable choice for anything too
    heavy to carry.
  • After weight, you need to consider the height of
    your shelves. Since you cannot use forklift to
    place items on these shelves, you cannot go very
    high with them. You may require ladder access but
    you should take safety measures first. For bigger
    items, you can opt for long span shelving, which
    is a relatively safer option.
  • If you are not that interested in static
    shelving, you may consider using another
    alternative called mobile shelving. It is quite
    suitable for data storage because they are fit
    with a traction system. You should consider this
    storage option when you want to store something
    that does not require continuous access.
    Therefore, this particular warehouse storage
    solution works great for retail store back areas.
    Moreover, mobile shelving is an ideal choice with
    small warehouse spaces. It helps you to utilize
    the available space in a most professional
    manner.

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Top Warehouse Storage Problems with Solutions
  • One of the biggest issues is inefficiency. Many
    businesses complain about an inefficient and slow
    warehousing operation. That inefficiency could be
    the result of several smaller issues in the
    process. When ignored, those small issues can
    turn into bigger problems. Of course, you need to
    switch to right storage solutions as per your
    needs, but it is equally important to pay
    attention to keeping your staff motivated. Your
    staff needs to be trained enough to handle
    different storage solutions with authority. It
    means that you may have to invest in training to
    help increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Issues related to the overall capacity of your
    warehouse can also keep you from running your
    business successfully. This is exactly the time
    when you have to think serious of finding correct
    warehouse storage systems. If there is not enough
    storage or you fail to utilize the available
    storage space correctly, you will end up
    experiencing several problems. Your organization
    skills will also have a role to play here. Simply
    by organizing your stock better, you can free up
    valuable space. Moreover, you can also put some
    thought into using the right equipment. You can
    place racking closer simply by making use of
    narrow-isle equipment. Different types of
    warehouse storage solutions are also available to
    help you store items in a safe and efficient way.
  • Stock control can also become quite challenging
    for large business organizations. Using the right
    type of warehouse storage solution will certainly
    help, but you may want to use a warehouse
    management system to keep track of everything you
    have in your warehouse. Some storage systems
    allow you to organize things properly, but you
    may have to take some time to find exactly what
    works for your business. Even when you have right
    warehouse storage systems available, it is a good
    idea to invest in a warehouse management system.
    A right management system allows you to record
    everything that goes out or comes in.

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