Author Archives: AFN, LLC

11 Things to Know About TMS Vendor Selection

An Impartial Perspective on Non-Technical Considerations “Forty percent of respondents felt that if they were forced to give up their TMS and go back to more manual processes for planning and execution, their total freight costs would increase by 5-10 … Read More

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What Do Freight Shipping and Monte Carlo Have in Common?

Optimizing Freight Capacity for a Winning Solution The transportation industry and this glittering European country are about as far apart on the glamour spectrum as possible.  But – wait – there really is a connection between successful 3PLs and Monaco’s … Read More

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A Single Source Solution That Works

AFN Helps a Major Retailer Improve Visibility and Accountability… and Lower Costs When a national omni-channel retailer needed increased visibility into transportation, they turned to AFN to develop and run a single source transportation program. Servicing a unique “discount” channel … Read More

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SmartWay Grows Up

A Decade Later, New Ways to Benchmark Efficiency Ten years ago, in 2004, Facebook was unveiled, the TV show Friends aired its final episode and SmartWay, the EPA program that offers incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency, was launched. … Read More

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AFN Receives “100 Great Supply Chain Projects” Award

Designation recognizes AFN’s ability to generate measurable gains for its client with a just-in-time transportation solution Chicago, May 20, 2014 – AFN®, an award-winning logistics and supply chain company, has been awarded Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s “100 Great Supply … Read More

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Delivering Like Clockwork

A “Just-In-Time” Transportation Success When a global leader in household and professional use appliances needed 48 hour turnaround to deliver merchandise sold online and through in-store kiosks at a major home improvement chain, they turned to AFN to help them … Read More

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Continuous Improvement

Survey Findings Reveal What Shippers Really Want “I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.” – Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931).Inventor and owner of 1,093 United States patents, an individual record that still stands.  … Read More

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At the Top of Their Game in 2013

Congratulations to the AFN Employees of the Year In 2013, AFN celebrated a milestone: ten years in business with a promising outlook for the future.  Determined to continue the upward trend, we hit the ground running in 2013 and made … Read More

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Beat the Clock On Hours of Service Regs

The Advantages of Drop Trailer Programs Drop trailer programs – where freight is directly loaded over a period of hours or days onto a trailer and then unloaded over time at its destination – are becoming a more common practice.  There … Read More

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RILA Roundup

News from the Front Lines of the Retail Supply Chain Conference Over 500 executives from top retailers, plus vendors representing all links in the supply chain, attended the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Conference last month in sunny San Diego. … Read More

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