Sept. 21 2015
When Hollywood’s aquatic star Esther Williams retired from acting, she reportedly was asked the same question so often that she eventually carried a pre-printed card with the answer: “Yes,... View More
Sept. 17 2015
FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedExCorp. (NYSE: FDX), will increase shipping rates effective January 4, 2016 asfollows: FedEx Express will increase shipping rates... View More
Sept. 9 2015
On January 1, 2015, Dimensional (DIM) weight charges for Domestic small parcels were implemented by FedEx, UPS, and USPS. Now shipping charges are calculated by the greater of actual weight or DIM weight.... View More
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Sept. 9 2015
While the prevalence of omni-channel retail continues to rise, so do competitive pressures, supply chain complexity and consumer expectations. To deliver, retailers must offer consumers rapid fulfillment... View More
Sept. 1 2015
If you have been a reader of PARCEL for some time you are aware of my work and my passion for the industry. Every day I begin my morning by reviewing the articles on UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, TNT, Ontrac... View More
Sept. 1 2015
Most parcel shipping carriers have altered their method of calculating the weight – and by extension, the price you pay – of packages you want to ship. In 2014, major shipping carriers announced... View More
Sept. 1 2015
I had the recent pleasure of talking to the Publix store manager in Hickory Flat, Georgia and hisboss a few days ago. I... View More
Aug. 26 2015
How much do you know about international trade? This fall’s PARCEL Forum Monday preconference session will provide a seminar that addresses development of international trade skills. Tom Stanton... View More
Aug. 19 2015
OK, Amazon has made believers of us all. They've grown to a market cap bigger than Walmart and their shipping approach gets a lot of the credit. (Interestingly their low earnings gets blamed on their shipping... View More
Aug. 10 2015
The idea of using data as a tool to drive business decisions began in the 1980s. Since then, advances in hardware and software technologies have dramatically improved our ability to work with data causing... View More
Aug. 4 2015
Will Forecasts and/or Predictions Benefit Your Supply Chain? The Alibaba Effect RALEIGH, NC – This morning I read an article that addressed the use of forecasts and predictions... View More
Aug. 4 2015
Across many market sectors closely allied with logistics, there is some uncertainty about how and when to record freight costs in an enterprise's general accounting. Even many accounting professionals... View More
Aug. 4 2015
Efficiency was the underlying theme in UPS’s July 28 shareholder announcement, during which the world’s largest shipping company said that second quarter 2015 diluted earnings per share were... View More
July 8 2015
In today’s fast-paced global economy, it’s critical to identify, understand and measure how labeling impacts your supply chain and your company’s business growth. However, do so, you... View More
July 8 2015
CarrierDirect, a leading advisory firm for transportation and logistics companies, today announces the release of its latest white paper, “The Case for Lowering LTL Limits of Liability,” which... View More
July 8 2015
It's an age-old adage: Don't judge a book by its cover. The same could be said for packages. Just about anything could be inside, from the sturdiest of goods to the most fragile of items, and you can't... View More

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