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Lunar New Year: The Year of the Dragon

As we usher in the Year of the Dragon, the Lunar New Year brings a tapestry of traditions, celebrations, and, notably, far-reaching impacts on the logistics

Integrated Global Logistics

Discover how JA Frate Group's integrated logistics services offer efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and customization for seamless supply chain management.

 

What To Consider When Choosing A 3PL

Deciding the costs vs. benefits of utilizing a third-party logistics (3PL) partner requires several considerations, from the time it takes to book shipments to pricing and managing your freight. To help in your decision, we’ve put together 5 benefits to consider when thinking about using a 3PL.

Weighing Freight with Scales

With 18 freight classes to choose from, determining your freight’s class can be difficult. Here are 3 tips to help you avoid costly reweighs due to inaccurate freight class.

International Freight or Free on Board

Free or freight on board (FOB) is an important aspect of most international shipments, placing liability on either the shipper or receiver. However, many who are new to shipping or receiving may be unfamiliar with this term and its importance. 

Chicago Warehouse

There are several types of warehouses and functions to keep in mind, along with many other aspects to consider when it comes selecting a warehouse location. Learn more about how each of these warehouses works.

Choosing the Right Warehouse

One of the main ways to assess the overall sustainability of business operation is to take a close look at the supply chain. Oftentimes the evaluation, transparency and power to rework a practice or product in your supply chain can be more difficult to handle. 

Logistics and Supply Chain Success

Those experienced in supply chain management know that getting the right products to the right customers at the right time is much more complex than it seems. What's the solution? The secret formula comes from having effective logistics operations, which can make the difference between surpassing your goals and driving away business.

Calculating Freight Shipping Rates

Trucking rates are calculated based on several different factors like shipment weight and density, but where do you get started to ensure your rate is accurate?

Questions To Ask About Your Supply Chain

Ensuring your supply chain aligns with current and future business goals can be tough. These 9 questions will help you better understand how you can tweak your supply chain to reach these goals.

Minimize Damaged Shipments

Any carrier can move freight from point A to point B, but moving your freight damage free can be a different story. Since you can’t ride along with your shipment, make sure that you are doing what you can to help prevent damage or loss of your shipment.