Latest News and Updates from Varsity Logistics

Links to Carrier Updates and Service Alerts During COVID-19

3/25/20 1:37 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Trucking and Transportation, Varsity Logistics, Customer Info, Partner, Industry News, COVID-19

As the COVID-19 virus spreads throughout the world, the shipping industry continues to play a vital role in distributing medical supplies, food, and daily necessities worldwide.

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Delivery Strained Amid COVID-19

3/19/20 1:37 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Trucking and Transportation, Supply Chain, Industry News, trends, Safety, Amazon

  • Amazon deliveries are overwhelmed amid the COVID-19 outbreak
  • The company announces it is hiring for 100,000 new positions
  • You can still order a swimsuit
  • Truckers told to keep their distance

Same-day, even two-day delivery not guaranteed

Amazon.com Prime Now and Amazon Fresh are straining under the recent demand for delivery services. With entire cities being ordered to shelter in place, few consumers are venturing out to brick and mortar stores during the health crisis. Nor should they.

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Want to Save on Shipping? Ask These 7 Questions First

2/25/20 4:58 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, Supply Chain, TMS, choosing software, Money Saving, tips

Rising transportation costs, capacity challenges, and ever-changing customer demands for faster and free deliveries make shipping one of the most critical and costly areas of the supply chain. It's no wonder companies are turning to software solutions to help reduce shipping costs. 

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68% More Female Truck Drivers than 2010

11/6/19 12:01 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Trucking and Transportation, Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, TMS, IBM, Industry News, trends

According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), there are more females working as truck drivers than ever before.

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Step up your auditing game to reduce shipping errors and overcharges

8/12/19 6:25 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, Money Saving, Auditing

If a customer’s ship-to address is incorrect, if your shipping department overlooks a less expensive option, or if a carrier overcharges, your shipping costs increase.  Regardless of the reason, catching errors has traditionally been an after-the-fact, if-I-have-time responsibility for employees who are already overloaded. Fortunately, today’s methods to audit shipping charges have improved significantly. If you’re not already keeping a watchful eye on your shipping invoices, here’s how to step up to more savings.

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Trucker Shortage in Mexico

7/12/19 1:33 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in 3PL, Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, Supply Chain, TMS, tips, Mexico

 

If you ship into or within Mexico, you may have to add some extra time to your promised-by dates.

That's because there are close to 50,000 drivers needed to fill open positions throughout Mexico per Enrique Gonzalez Munoz, president of the Mexico City-based

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Converge 2019, A Varsity-level event for customers

4/23/19 12:02 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, TMS, events, Customer Info, Industry News, tips, trends

 

Varsity Logistics employees and customers had a great time enjoying the Chicago area and learning lots at the latest customer User Group.

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Customers, are you ready to Converge? Register now for the Fog User Group

3/13/19 11:26 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, TMS, events, Customer Info, Industry News, tips

 

 

Fog Software Group will be hosting Converge, its biennial User Group for its companies and their customers, from April 7-10, 2019.

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Tackle your supply chain goals during the “off-season”

2/27/19 1:07 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in 3PL, Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, Supply Chain, TMS, tips

 

 

It’s almost March and the year is already flying by. Luckily, you’ve had a little time to breathe after the hectic holiday season. Football season is over, and just like the athletes, you’ve enjoyed your “off-season” to take a break, get organized, and prepare for the high volumes of orders to begin in the next few months.

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3 Ways Explosion of Holiday Shopping Online is Affecting the Supply Chain

12/19/18 10:00 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in 3PL, Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, Holiday, Supply Chain, Industry News, trends

 

 

The holiday shopping season is an annual test of the global supply chain. How the season treats each company depends on how multi-channel inventory management systems service the fulfillment demands of multi-channel customers.

 

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