June 9 2017
Each organization is unique in the products they carry, where their customer base is located, what their customer expectations are for lead times, and how they ship their products to their custo... View More
June 9 2017
Editor's Note: This originally appeared in the May/June issue of our sister publication, Mailing Systems Technology, but as more shippers are including the USPS in their carrier mix, we thought this... View More
June 8 2017
As the population ages and regulatory requirements increase, a recent study by Deloitte forecasts global health care spend to reach $8.7 trillion by 2020. The logistics behind this spend are cos... View More
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June 7 2017
Twenty years ago at this time, Seinfeld aired its famous “yada yada yada” episode — and all of us gained a new catchphrase for how easy it can be to skip over or miss crucial elements... View More
June 6 2017
In many past installments of PARCEL Counsel, we have focused on a carrier’s liability for loss and damage to cargo. However, in this issue, we will look at how improper packaging, loading, blo... View More
June 5 2017
The subject of warehouse management systems (WMS) is something that should be evaluated by every DC operations team, every year. The IT team should be involved, but more importantly, it’s the... View More
May 31 2017
There has been a lot in the news recently about the expanded use of robots. How would robots work in the parcel business? The real answer is that technology is already a key driver for productiv... View More
May 31 2017
Opdimizer Is The First Defense Against Increasing Dim Charges Increasingly, the gap is widening between what shippers expect to pay for parcels and the charges they are surprised to find on thei... View More
May 31 2017
As part of their 2017 rate changes, UPS and FedEx have changed the way they calculate fuel surcharge as of February 6. Instead of calculating based on the monthly jet fuel average price two mont... View More
May 30 2017
Far too often, parcel intelligence reporting is underused — if used at all — by even the highest-volume parcel shippers. Shippers tell me they know their shipping costs because they ca... View More
May 25 2017
Up in the sky, a cloud can obscure the light of the sun, darkening one’s view. Down here in our digital world, it’s just the opposite — the cloud can shed light on information that has... View More
May 25 2017
Managing shipping costs is a key to any e-commerce business, yet many merchants fail to use the full set of options at their disposal. Most retailers understand that a customer isn’t just buyi... View More
May 25 2017
Though larger retail stores are currently experiencing major ebbs and flows, the world of e-commerce is on the rise. As a matter of fact, there has been a 23% year-over-year growth in e-commerce sales
May 23 2017
Editor's Note: This originally appeared in our sister publication, Mailing Systems Technology. But with the rise in packages being delivered by the USPS, we thought it was fitting for our PARCEL read... View More
May 18 2017
Environmentally Friendly Packaging & the Impact on Customer Satisfaction In recent years, almost every business has aimed to become as environmentally friendly as possible, whether that be by usi... View More
May 17 2017
UPS and FedEx’s recent carrier dim weight rate changes have prompted shippers to look for new ways to cost-effectively optimize carton-packing processes. The latest generation of cartonization softw
May 15 2017
The surveys conducted by Morgan Stanley provide an in-depth look into the current state of the supply chain and logistics industry. We are grateful to Morgan Stanley for allowing us to share these res
May 11 2017
From Red Stag Fulfillment -- For the first time since 2015, (when Dimensional weight was introduced) FedEx and UPS have different formulas for their DIM Weight calculations AND different ba... View More
May 8 2017
Editor's Note: This is the final part of a three-part series. If you would like to view parts one and two, you can access those here and here. Previously, we discussed an in-depth process f... View More
May 3 2017
The UPS announcements on Saturday service, set to go into effect this month, represents a seismic shift in the carriers' perception of service delivery times and days of operations. Weekend... View More