What Is Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)?

by | Tuesday, April 25, 2023 |

The costs of ensuring that customers have the right product at the right time and place can be daunting for many businesses. Fortunately, there is a solution that can help reduce these costs while also improving customer service levels: Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI).

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Facility Maintenance - Safety Painting, Spill Containment, and Signage

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2023 |

When operating within a facility or warehouse, facility managers must ensure that all safety painting and signage are up to date. Improperly placed signs or fading paint can lead to serious accidents and workplace hazards. To keep employees safe, it is essential to regularly inspect the facility for any maintenance needs.

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Top HVAC Maintenance Tips You Should Know To Avoid Costly Problems

by | Wednesday, February 15, 2023 |

Are you a business owner with an HVAC system? If so, proper maintenance is essential for keeping your system running smoothly and avoiding costly problems. Without regular maintenance, it's possible for your system to break down and require expensive repairs.

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The Benefits of a Proactive Preventive Maintenance Strategy for Your Factory or Logistics Center

by | Thursday, January 19, 2023 |

Preventative maintenance is a proactive approach to keeping your factory and logistics center in top condition. This strategy helps to avoid costly breakdowns, reduce downtime, and improve safety.

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How to Prepare for and Avoid Cargo Theft During the Holiday Shipping Season

by | Monday, December 19, 2022 |

As the holiday season approaches, many businesses are preparing for an increase in shipments. While this is good news for the economy, it also presents a prime opportunity for criminals looking to take advantage of distracted drivers and overloaded warehouses. Recent stats from CargoNet show how much shipping and cargo theft has risen in the past several years. In 2021, the US & Canada saw $19 million in loss due to cargo theft. Plus, the rising cost of diesel fuel and other transportation...

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Keep Your Product Moving in the Face of Potential Rail Strikes & Supply Chain Disruptions

by | Monday, November 7, 2022 |

Worries continue to rise among businesses and manufacturers that rely on the railroads to transport their products across the country. That's because of the potential for a nationwide rail strike, which would have a significant ripple effect on the entire economy.

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MRO Products: Your One-Stop Solution For Hurricane Preparedness & Recovery

by | Monday, October 10, 2022 |

The devastating impact of Hurricane Ian on the Florida coast has shown yet again the power of natural disasters and their potential to destroy communities. As communities work to rebuild and recover, it's crucial to have the right supplies and assistance to help with the process.

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Tariff Wars: What You Need to Know About Current U.S.-China Trade Realities

by | Thursday, September 1, 2022 |

The past several years have seen a tit-for-tat economic battle between the United States and China, with each side imposing tariffs on a variety of goods in an attempt to secure trade advantages.

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What are CTPAT Seals - and Why Are They Important?

by | Monday, August 1, 2022 |

If you transport goods across the U.S. border, it's essential to be aware of the requirements of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program.

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China's Supply Chain Disruptions: What You Need to Know to Stay Ahead

by | Friday, July 15, 2022 |

At Alta Max, we are committed to helping our clients stay ahead of the curve. Read on to learn more about how to keep your business running smoothly in the face of China's COVID-19 supply chain disruptions.

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Raw Material Inflation: How Your Business Can Respond

by | Wednesday, June 15, 2022 |

No matter your industry, you have likely seen the impacts of raw material inflation in your business. From continued supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 to the war in Ukraine, global markets continue to face challenges pushing up prices for everything from steel to food.

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The Importance of Protecting Your Shipments and Cargo with Security Seals

by | Wednesday, May 18, 2022 |

Companies and organizations involved with the shipping and receiving of goods must be aware of the importance of protecting their items with security seals. Whether you are transporting confidential or sensitive documents, medical supplies, or military munitions, it is essential to ensure that your cargo shows evidence of tampering.

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What You Need to Know About Bar Codes for Security Seals

by | Tuesday, April 26, 2022 |

In order to ensure that secure shipments remain secure, it is critical to use security seals with bar codes. Bar codes provide an extra layer of protection and security by allowing shipments to be tracked and monitored.

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The DoD's New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 - What You Need To Know

by | Wednesday, March 30, 2022 |

To fight back against the current and emerging digital threats, The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is aware of this threat and has taken steps to mitigate it by introducing the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

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How High-Quality Tapes and Adhesives Play a Critical Role in MRO

by | Monday, March 7, 2022 |

MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations) is a critical part of any business's overall effectiveness and success. Essentially, MRO is the combination of activities and tasks necessary to maintain an organization's productive assets. In other words, it keeps your business running smoothly.

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Military Foam Packaging: How to Choose the Best Packing Material

by | Friday, January 21, 2022 |

Foam packaging for military applications can ensure that valuable equipment reaches locations safely. Learn about the three best foam packaging for military shipping.

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Packaging Foam: A Military Essential

by | Tuesday, December 21, 2021 |

For many, packaging foam serves a singular purpose: to protect fragile or delicate items during shipment. However, did you know that foam goes far beyond your weekly cargo shipments and fragile storage? One lesser-known use for foam is within the military.

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Security Seals: Best Practices for Safe Shipping

by | Friday, November 26, 2021 |

For companies and organizations working with shipments, security is critical to ensure that shipments are safely processed and delivered on time.

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How Security Seals Keep The World's Cargo Moving Safely

by | Sunday, November 7, 2021 |

They can be used in many situations – delivering valuable goods, protecting against counterfeiting, and preventing trade in stolen goods – and come in various shapes and sizes for different purposes.

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Why Use Corrugated Boxes?

by | Monday, September 20, 2021 |

When considering storage and shipping boxes, the quality of the container and packaging is nearly as important as what goes inside. If you are looking for a heavy duty carton perfect for shipping, storing, or simply holding valuables, consider corrugated boxes.

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