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NEXT Mitigates COVID-19 Challenges Across The Supply Chain

With the impacts of COVID-19, companies are having to alter their supply chains. At NEXT we are continually taking steps to serve BCOs, steamship lines, terminals, and 3PLs, with flexible solutions that meet the needs of a rapidly shifting landscape.  Over the past few weeks here are some of the ways NEXT has helped mitigate …

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Best Practices for Moving Essential Goods During COVID19

Logistics leaders are being confronted with an unprecedented challenge as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While pandemics have swept the globe before, the just-in-time nature of many supply chains has led to incredible turmoil. The typical rules of supply and demand have been forgotten, as companies race to ensure their essential goods make it …

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LINK2020: The Retail Supply Chain Conference

NEXT was in attendance for the The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) event in Dallas, Texas. The event attracts a large number of Retail supply chain executives looking for solutions to maximize efficiency and increase ROI. For two days, top executives in retail participate in roundtables, panels and network to discover the latest industry trends …

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Coronavirus & The Impact On Global Supply Chain

The Coronavirus continues to spread quickly, exceeding 20,000 cases and 425 deaths as of February 5, 2020. While the bulk of the outbreak remains in the epicenter of Wuhan, China, there are 159 reported cases in other countries, including the United States. The effects of this epidemic are being felt far and wide — from …

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Writing The Perfect Supply Chain RFP

Every year, logistics and supply chain leaders across the globe survive the holiday season, and then get right back to work. An in-depth hindsight process typically marks Q1; shippers look to understand successes and opportunities for improvement, before looking to lower prices and improve their ROI. However, not every RFP approach is optimized. Many shippers …

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White Paper: Three Major Opportunities To Improve Port Efficiency

Across the US, importers and exporters are at the mercy of terminal and port efficiency. Shippers must rely on parties that are faced with geographical constraints, altering how much freight can be moved through their boundaries. A 2019 Survey found that 81% of supply chain professionals identify the terminals as the chokepoint that creates the …

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Preparing For Peak: The State of Drayage 2019

We surveyed the #logistics ecosystem to understand what shippers want out of their suppliers, and who’s to blame for congestion at the ports. Key recommendations from the report include: Stakeholders in drayage are uniquely positioned to implement standardized industry APIs Incorporating existing technology to increase transparency in drayage and improve outcomes and fluidity Transloading optimizes …

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