audit 101
Feb. 8 2017
A new year is often the time to implement new processes. With peak season behind us, it is important to reassess freight and parcel audit processes — what works, what doesn’t, where can you... View More
delivery disruption
Feb. 7 2017
Can the rapidly evolving logistics landscape that is precipitating change in rules and rates for small parcel carriers actually be an opportunity for shippers and carriers to work more closely?... View More
thinking like a carrier
Feb. 6 2017
Does approaching your carrier for contract negotiations make you feel like you are stepping into the ring with a 500-pound gorilla? If you feel outmatched, chances are, you're probably right. T... View More
technology
Feb. 3 2017
The way consumers buy today will change dramatically in the future. There has been a lot of focus in the e-tailing arena on how to market your product, do effective fulfillment, and compete with Amazo
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Feb. 2 2017
As with any industry, there is a lot of jargon and slang in transportation. Some words and phrases are used so often that people new to the industry might hesitate to ask their meaning out of the fear
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Feb. 1 2017
Companies committed to reducing transportation spend should get their year started off right by assessing their company's transportation in order to identify changes that make an appreciable differen... View More
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Jan. 31 2017
In part one of this series, we discussed the importance of continually reducing expenses and improving operational processes in order to help your business succeed. In part two, we'll continue t... View More
Jan. 28 2017
As we begin reviewing our company’s shipping metrics from last year, we find ourselves trying to analyze bits and pieces of data from various sources and multiple carriers which are equivalent... View More
Sort To Light_Scanning Sorting (07272016)
Jan. 28 2017
Engineering Innovation Inc. (Eii) introduced its new LightSort parcel processing solution at the 2016 Parcel Forum and received a strong reception from conference attendees looking for innovativ... View More
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Jan. 27 2017
A couple of years ago, Cascade Orthopedic Supply was facing a challenge: once UPS and FedEx implemented dimensional-based (DIM) pricing, what was the best way to deal with the rising shipping costs that... View More
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Jan. 27 2017
Big data gives parcel shippers access to information they’ve likely never had before. When properly leveraged, data analytics lead to decisions that mitigate risk and seize opportunities... View More
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Jan. 24 2017
As we went through the 2016 peak season, one thing was painfully obvious: the e-commerce world is continually growing. However, along with the challenges this presents, the global e-commerce wor... View More
2016 fancy
Jan. 19 2017
2016 was a big year for the parcel industry. FedEx and UPS changing their DIM requirements, as well as announcing rates that differed from their competitor for the first time in a long time, were definitely... View More
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Jan. 17 2017
Thanks to mobility and almost constant connectivity, we can now shop anywhere at any time. While this certainly benefits all consumers, the impact on rural customers is hard to ignore. Located f... View More
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Jan. 10 2017
Last month, I shared some basics of big data and how it can help parcel shippers. My column explored the break-neck pace at which data continues to grow, as well as the benefits and competitive... View More
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Jan. 6 2017
Ask most company executives about their plans to boost their bottom line, and they’ll tell you about all the things they’re doing to increase top line revenue. But by focusing only on... View More
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Dec. 27 2016
Recently, in working on several different accounts but using one particular carrier, I noticed the same anomaly. In the billing data, there were shipments that showed “no-zone” as the rated
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Dec. 16 2016
E-commerce continues to represent a growing chunk of total US retail sales. Representing an average of eight percent of total US retail sales for the first half of 2016 (compared to 7.1% for the... View More
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Dec. 16 2016
Many years ago, I heard a story that has stuck with me ever since. It went like this: France surprised everyone in the world of sport judo when the French team won several gold medals in the Oly... View More
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Dec. 15 2016
During the holidays, shipping volumes increase for everyone — not just high-volume e-commerce shippers fulfilling an avalanche of gift orders. Office shippers also see volume increases due to... View More

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