blog 7 mins read February 12, 2024

Build Your Cost Control Muscle in 2024

SIB board member and long-time CFO, Mike Lewis, spoke with us about key actions for CFOs in today's economy. Why cost consciousness and cost containment are the most proactive means to achieving profit targets. And why you shouldn't shy away from the "long middle" of contract compliance in your efforts to make cost control a core driver of profitable growth.

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blog 4 mins read January 19, 2024

SB 253 – What Every Company Needs to Know About the New California Emissions Reporting Law

It's time to get serious about putting emissions reporting in place. Five things every company needs to know about about California's New Emissions Reporting Law, SIB 253. Learn more about the first emissions reporting disclosure many organizations will have to meet.

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blog 5 mins read January 19, 2024

Why You Can’t Afford to Delay Emissions Reporting Any Longer

The mainstreaming of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs in the US has made emissions reporting mandatory for businesses of all sizes and types, requiring them to understand and disclose their emissions, rather than waiting for it to become optional.

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blog 6 mins read December 21, 2023

Control Sprawling SaaS Spend

Companies have an opportunity to cut between 12-20% of their current SaaS spend, amounting to hundreds of thousands in savings per year. So, it’s well worth the effort to better understand and manage SaaS across the enterprise.

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blog 4 mins read December 11, 2023

Better Managed Operating Expenses Can Be the Difference Between a Good Senior Living Community and a Great One

We met with senior living industry expert, Andrew Carle, and discussed best practices for optimizing costs and becoming a great senior living community. How to find that extra 10% for reinvestment into growth and retention.

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blog 5 mins read November 21, 2023

Position Hotel GMs to Win on Costs While Staying Focused on Guest Experience

GMs and regional managers are valuable resources who want and need to focus on guest satisfaction. They often lack the time, data, and experience to efficiently reduce service costs. Four tips for enbling GMs focus on guest experience and growth while ensuring better profitability for your hotel property.

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blog 4 mins read November 20, 2023

Get Ahead of 2024 Bank Fee Increases Now

Get ahead of expected bank fee increases which are expected to be higher than normal in the 10-15% range. Four steps you can take now to keep bank fees in check. Consider a first quarter rate review now to proactively manage against rate hikes.

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blog 4 mins read November 3, 2023

5 Million-Dollar Reasons to Prioritize Utility Management as Part of Your Location Open and Close Process

Rapidly evolving companies that are opening and closing multiple locations often struggle with an effective process to transfer utilities account ownership.  When that happens, utilities get turned off and businesses lose money.

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blog 8 mins read October 5, 2023

The 4 Types of 3PLs and How to Determine Which is Right For Your Business

A whopping 90% of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. rely on at least one third-party logistics (3PL) provider to help with their logistics needs. This statistic, from an Amstrong & Associates Inc. report shared in Supply Chain Dive, reinforces the value that 3PLs play in all business sectors. 

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blog 6 mins read October 5, 2023

Peak and Demand Surcharges Considerations for Your Holiday Shipping Matrix

2023 will be the fourth peak season since Covid temporarily forced volume surges on the package carriers, and the carriers forced “peak” surcharges on the shipping public. This year, however, the USPS is making a big, albeit late, play by not following FedEx, UPS, OnTrac and other carriers in instituting peak surcharges.

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blog 5 mins read October 5, 2023

FedEx 2024 General Rate Increase: The Key Takeaways

Effective January 1, 2024, FedEx Express package and freight standard list rates for U.S., U.S. export, and U.S. import services, and FedEx Ground standard list rates will increase an average of 5.9%.

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blog 6 mins read October 5, 2023

The Key Roles of a Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) in Supply Chain Management

Ecommerce and most business-to-business (B2B) companies don’t exist to ship products. That may be an important role in what they do, but it’s not the purpose. They want to get their products to customers who can use them. The supply chain is how this happens, and many businesses find that outsourcing some or all of this role can improve their growth, customer service, and the bottom line.

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