Fresh Food Season Begins, affecting Truckload capacity and availability…

The June 2016, LOGIC Services Team newsletter reports:  Load to truck ratios are having a significant impact on higher carrier costs and often play a role in limited capacity in major markets. A key factor, the produce season is now in full swing with the southern part of the country most impacted with load to truck ratio as high as…

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Morgan Stanley, December 2015 Update

The December 2015 Morgan Stanley Research newsletter reported that freight transportation, Truck-Load Demand/Supply Sentiment had deteriorated but Rate Sentiment Improved. LOGIC Services continuously monitors the transportation market place to help its customers deal effectively with an ever changing marketplace. TMS+ is LOGIC Services commitment to comprehensive service to our client’s transportation management requirements to help them solve the supply chain…

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Michigan Women’s Foundation’s, Volunteer Network

LOGIC Services is pleased to recognize our colleague and Business Development Director, Sue Rios, who joined the Michigan Women’s Foundation’s, Volunteer Network. “LOGIC Services fully supports the Michigan Women’s Foundation’s mission to transform Michigan to achieve equality and empowerment for women and girls and Sue’s efforts as part of the Volunteer Network”, said Gene Pryor, Managing Director.

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Managing Transportation Costs

A traditional management tool, SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats) can help better manage transportation costs. Transportation costs impact all areas of a company, whether visible or hidden.  LOGIC Services assist clients using the SWOT approach to identify areas in the supply chain for improvement. LOGIC Services specializes in providing a proven approach to assist clients identify and implement…

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Manage Transportation with Today’s Technology

Since 1997 LOGIC Services has keep current with the latest transportation technology and maintaining best and proven supply chain management practices. LOGIC Services assist its clients to tighten internal controls on all transportation and carrier-related activities using state of the art technology and traditional management oversite and performance metrics. By Identifying hidden costs and streamlining processes and procedures clients can…

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End Your Hidden Cost of Transportation

Typically companies do not track all their transportation costs. The average transportation cost for companies is estimated at 4 – 8% of sales. Carriers, however have added fuel surcharges, and imposed annual rate increases of 4 – 12%.  Duplicate administrative and management costs within a client’s operation as well as multiple people negotiating with transportation companies can mask these hidden…

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Why Consider LOGIC Services? A Hybrid Approach (Part Two)

LOGIC Services is a full service logistics provider offering consulting and supply chain management services takes a hybrid approach to assist our customers; web-based tools, individualized training, both local and national customer service. We specialize in helping customers succeed. If you looking to reduce costs and improve customer service, consider outsourcing your logistics functions. LOGIC Services can help your company…

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Why Consider LOGIC Services? (Part One)

A 2015 “Capgemini Consulting” study determined companies who outsourced their logistics, experienced an average a 9% reduction in logistics cost. The companies also reduced inventory cost by 5% and an overall 15% reduction in fixed logistics cost. LOGIC Services, is a Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL), we pride ourselves on helping, sharing and educating our customers to assist them in…

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MSU’s Supply Chain Management Ranks Number One!

For the second time SCM World, ranked Michigan State University number one on their list of Top 15 Supply Chains Schools. SCM World a supply chain recruiter measures student talent ranked by employer preference. Michigan State University was preferred by supply chain executives over the runner up, Penn State, by a total of 25 first-place votes.  As a Michigan based company,…

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3PL and Recessions

In the June 2015 edition of “Logistics Management” magazine they presented a series of observations about 3PLs (Third Party Logistics). LOGIC Services will share a summary of their points. Recessions don’t necessarily harm 3PL relationships. In fact, many times they improve. Data suggests that in times of economic downturns nearly one third of these relationships improve as parties focus on…

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