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2023 Supply Chain trends and forces to watch (part 1)

  There are opportunities for supply chain professionals to thrive during this time of evolution, optimism, and innovation, and the emphasis will shift to greater decision-making and progress towards sustainability.   What key trends and forces will shape supply chains in 2023? 1- Every stage of the planning process will take sustainability into account The […]

Is life returning to normal for truckloads?

The carrier’s executives continue to hope for the supply/demand equation to balance as inventory slowly rebuilds. Due to equipment and driver shortages, fleet growth remains limited. Is this recurring news a sign that things are getting back to normal?   After three years of being whipsawed by COVID-affected demand levels, the $332 billion full-truckload (TL) […]

3 tips on how supply chains can thrive in an inflationary environment

Despite highly challenging macroeconomic conditions, supply chain and procurement professionals are responsible for managing their organizations’ value chains. Today’s global economy is facing significant challenges, which is an understatement. Consumer and producer price index inflation indices should be closely monitored. What can retailers and manufacturers do to mitigate the increased prices at which products need […]

5 cost-saving tips for reducing parcel rates

  In recent years, parcel carriers have also experienced supply chain issues.   Increasing costs due to labor shortages, inclement weather, and numerous other disruptions have caused major parcel carriers to increase their rates. The ever-increasing rates make order fulfillment more expensive for e-commerce businesses. Shipping costs may feel like the only option for many […]

The importance of product testing

There is a global tide of protectionism that is revolving around the topic of crossing borders.   Each country has a large body of legal documentation, as well as agents enforcing regulations. It is important to follow these rules for many reasons: preventing terrorism, ensuring consumer safety, balancing trade, and generating revenue. To ensure goods […]

The Ultimate Guide for Freight Forwarding

You can find all the information you need about freight forwarding on our website, whether you’re trying to book the service or find out exactly what our freight forwarding agents do.   Here is a four-question guide for clarifying your questions about Freight Forwarding. What is Freight Forwarding? Most importers and exporters use freight forwarding […]

What exactly is Customs Clearance?

Customs clearance is the method of documenting the arrival and departure of goods as they enter and leave a country.   Customs clearance requires calculating the VAT and duties that may be due on those goods, as well as following the correct procedure to ensure that the items enter or leave the country legally. All […]

5 advantages of our ACA Aiport Concierge Service

Why is it that we are able to help you? And what else is it that we bring to the table? Here are seven benefits to our Airport Concierge Service at Dublin Airport.   1 – Knowledge ACA staff are fully trained in airport logistics, dealing directly with airlines, liaising with transport providers, and have […]

5 required documents for customs clearance? (part 2)

Customs clearance generally requires a lot of documents to be verified and submitted, either electronically or physically with the consignment.   Documents to be submitted to customs depend on the type of goods being shipped. The rules regarding customs vary depending on the country of origin and the country of destination. Let’s look at the […]

5 required documents for customs clearance? (part 1)

Customs clearance generally requires a lot of documents to be verified and submitted, either electronically or physically with the consignment.   Documents to be submitted to customs depend on the type of goods being shipped. The rules regarding customs vary depending on the country of origin and the country of destination. Let’s look at documents […]