Logistics News & Blog

The Benefits of Time Slot Management

Time Slot Management software is probably one of the most critical pieces of the logistics puzzle. By replacing excel files, phone calls and emails, Time Slot Management streamlines the operations of loading gates and warehouse workers and reduces truck downtime, all while delivering substantial cost savings. How does it work? The system is organized as a calendar of your warehouse - loading and...

How to Improve Supply Chain Visibility

Supply chain visibility is when all involved parties have access to real-time information at each stage of the supply chain, allowing them to track products, components, parts, or services from the supplier to the final destination. An effective supply chain improves all aspect of logistics, allowing you to use data to analyze and adapt it to make it a more efficient supply chain. Supply chain...

5 Key Freight Shipping Trends for 2022

The integration of modern freight strategies continues to be critical for logistics and transportation entities around the globe. Amid the continued fallout from the pandemic, the worker shortage, rising fuel costs, inflation, and the supply chain crisis, freight shipping remains in the midst of challenges that can be overcome, but only with proper execution and planning.

Transporting High Value Shipments

Shipping valuable items requires an experienced logistics company that has handled high value shipments and understands the complexities that come with it. If you need to move high value, delicate, sensitive, expensive goods, you’ll want to choose a company that you can trust to get your items moved safely and securely to their final destination.

7 Signs You Should Start Looking for a New Shipping and Logistics Partner

Outsourcing shipping and logistics is something many companies do as they start experiencing some real growth. The key to continuing that growth, though, is to make sure the right logistics company is chosen. If the wrong logistics partner is the choice, businesses can get themselves in a real mess. That’s why a logistics strategy begins and ends with ensuring you have the right logistics and...

What is Freight Forwarding?

Freight forwarding is a process that makes it easier for a company to coordinate the shipment of goods to their customers. It’s when a third party, typically a forwarding company, sets up the shipment of goods from one destination to another one. These freight forwarding service companies organize the entire process and they use a variety of transportation modes, including: Air Transport Ocean...

Supply Chain Predictions for 2022

The year 2021 brought us a lot of challenges in the logistics industry. From port issues to labor shortages to an increase in cyberattacks, the entire industry spent the year struggling through disruptions in the supply chain. As they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. With challenges, come opportunities!

Why Businesses Should Use a Connected Supply Chain

Your supply chain can either make or break your business. It is the element that connects all other segments of your company, and ultimately brings your products and services to their end customer.

5 Effective Scalability Strategies for Retail Logistics Users

Why is logistics important for the retail industry? How do successful logistics companies navigate the complexities of rising demand? What should retail logistics users look for in their logistics partner?

7 Logistics Safety Solutions for Winter Transportation

With every season, there are new challenges for logistics companies. However, the winter is always one of the most difficult times of the year to handle transportation and the comprehensive logistics needs that facilitate successful travel. From freight to the air and on the rail, logistics safety solutions must be in place during the winter season.

5 Steps Logistics Companies Can Take to Get Ahead This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time to enjoy with family. Many people will open presents purchased from their favorite retailers and others may even take a vacation, staying at a luxury hotel. This year, holiday retail sales are projected to climb by 7% to 9% with that percentage between 11% to 15% for ecommerce sales. The holidays are built around an increase in consumer demands, leading to peak season...

Shipping vs. Logistics: Why You Need Both

The words “shipping” and “logistics” are often used together in conversations about effective transportation. This is because both services are intertwined when it comes to the support of a freight shipment or the logistics behind specialty handling and material management. Beltmann Integrated Logistics (BIL) is a premier provider of targeted, nationwide logistics planning and critical,...

How to Create your Innovative Supply Chain Strategy

Your supply chain is the backbone of your business; it keeps you connected to your customers, enables you to serve them where they are, and ensure they receive what they need accurately and on time. Supply chain innovation is key to keeping up with competitors, company growth and increasing revenue. Today we explore why business owners should invest in supply chain innovation, and outline...

New Project Announcement: Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa

This upscale Southern California hotel is in a prime waterfront location. The Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa is near beaches, Corona del Mar and Fashion Island. The scope of the project included providing receiving, warehousing and installation of furniture, fixtures and equipment. Renovations to guestrooms, suites and public areas were also made.   Coming soon! 

Healthcare Supply Chain Trends 2022

The events of the last two years have truly impacted the healthcare industry unlike any other. From the global pandemic to vaccine creation, from the rapid transition to telehealth to worker shortages, the pressure to adapt has been relentless. As we move into 2022, we share insight into healthcare supply chain trends and predictions that can help healthcare providers prepare and succeed.

The Future of Sustainable Transportation

Sustainability plays a vital role in our mission statement--not just because green logistics are trendy, but because at Beltmann Integrated Logistics, we aim to do business in ways that serve our customers and the planet. Most people associate electric cars with sustainable transportation, but the importance of sustainable transport goes beyond battery-powered automobiles. The COVID-19 pandemic...

New Project Announcement: Flamingo Hotel Santa Rosa

Nestled in the heart of California’s wine country in Santa Rosa, the renovation of the Flamingo Resort was awarded to the Beltmann Integrated Logistics team. The scope of the project included project management, delivery, assembly and installation of furniture, fixtures, equipment and artwork for 35 of their premium guestrooms and suites. .  Coming soon! 

Top 3 Global Logistics Trends of 2021

The events we have faced, survived, and learned from over the past 18 months have been unprecedented. Worldwide, the pandemic made its mark. Across the Atlantic, changes to trade between the UK and Europe continue to create new challenges. Shortages are affecting prices of certain raw materials and goods, and in July, a single ship caused global trade to come under threat once again, after...

Driving the Future of Retail | Increased Support for Small Businesses

It’s been a tough year and a half for small retail businesses. In-person retail came to a halt in March 2020, and many small businesses found themselves scrambling to adapt their business models to the new reality of the pandemic. Online shopping, aggregation services, health concerns, supply disruption, and lowered demand for products and services all took their toll on small businesses. In this...

Driving the Future of Retail | Concierge-Level Customer Service

You have the products. You have a digital presence. You have a sleek storefront and consistent branding. Your business is ready to open. But you’re missing one thing: a framework to provide customer service. Concierge-level customer service will make your company stand apart and significantly increase brand loyalty.