Entries by aca-user

5 reasons why freight and logistics costs are so high in Ireland these days

In recent times, freight and logistics firms in Ireland have been grappling with a significant challenge—the steep rise in costs.   The ongoing crisis has put immense pressure on the industry, impacting various aspects of operations. In this article, we will explore the reasons behind the escalating costs faced by freight and logistics companies in […]

EU Takes a Giant Leap towards Digitalizing Its Tax System

The European Union has taken a major step forward in the digitalization of its tax system with the announcement that all excise duty transactions in the EU have become fully electronic as of 13 February. This move is part of the EU’s ongoing efforts to modernize and streamline its tax systems, and it is expected […]

Top labeling practices to prepare your business for the future

Growth is great, but sometimes it can create new challenges for your business, including your company’s labeling process.   In order to ensure your company’s growth trajectory remains unhindered by any labeling issues, we have outlined three top-notch labeling practices. These practices will help you establish a strong foundation for labeling success and pave the […]

2023 Supply Chain trends and forces to watch (part 2)

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? Continuing on from our previous article, here is the second part of the list. 5 – Tools […]

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 […]