here's some transportation optimization tactics

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The first step in understanding transportation optimization may be to realize that the best route between two points isn’t always a straight line. As a raw materials supplier, manufacturer or distributor, if you simply shipped…

Here's the 4 major benefits freight consolidation carries.

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Higher fuel costs. Driver shortages. More natural and manmade disasters. Increased customer demands for just-in-time deliveries. It seems like upward pressure on shipping costs is coming from all directions in your supply chain. In most…

learn what is cycle counting in this article!

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Even if your business maintains state-of-the-art inventory management systems, regular manual inventory counts are still needed to ensure that what’s on the shelf is the same as what’s on the computer. Cycle counting is a…

PiVAL International explains what fuel surcharges are and how they work in today's blog post

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We can’t think of any shippers that like to see fuel surcharges added to the invoices they get from transportation companies. But the more you learn about how a fuel surcharge works, and why transportation…

How warehouse management systems work | PiVAL International

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Considering that they weren’t even a thing not too long ago, it’s difficult to imagine how anyone can run a warehouse without a proper warehouse management system (WMS). But to understand how a warehouse management…

This guide by PiVAL International goes through the steps of supply chain optimization

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There’s a very easy way to know if you need supply chain optimization.  Here it is: every supply chain, no matter how well-oiled and efficient it is, needs optimizing. Did you optimize your supply chain…