Oct. 26 2015
The peak season is just beginning to happen, and Santa is getting ready to deliver his magic... View More
Sept. 21 2015
Are we losing our sense of connection through mobile devices? Recently, my father in law passed away at the young age of 97. During his life, he experienced multiple wars, depressions/recessions, multiple... View More
June 18 2015
There has been a lot of focus on the B2C and B2B worlds. However, we are on the verge of being a Manufacturer to Consumer (M2C) global economy. With the advances that have been made in the global small... View More
April 29 2015
“I ordered a new remote speaker for my iPhone and the shipping was free.” Unless the merchant has buried the shipping cost into the cost of goods or is taking a less margin on the sale, shipping... View More
Sept. 26 2014
The ecommerce B2C business is expected to reach $1.77 trillion in 2015…WOW! This market is growing at 20%+ per year and putting many challenges on the infrastructure that supports the selling... View More
Sept. 21 2014
The recent announcement from FedEx and then UPS about charging dimensional weight for ground shipments is becoming a game changer in the parcel industry. It is interesting that both these announcements... View More
April 28 2014
It’s 2034, and I just made a trip back to 2014. I can’t believe that we used gasoline to run our delivery trucks back then. There also seems to be a lot of “manual” labor that is... View More
March 23 2014
The clatter of the “peak” season noise is starting to simmer down. This past holiday season can be blamed on everyone. The major carriers (FedEx and UPS) have developed highly efficient networks... View More
April 21 2013
The world is ever changing. The Pope just announced that he is stepping down, the USPS is planning to stop Saturday deliveries, and a meteor hit Russia, causing many injuries. The supply chain business... View More
May 23 2012
The USPS has been the focal point of many discussions about its destiny. I find this very intriguing… even if some of the discussions border on ludicrous. I recently read that the USPS should get... View More
Dec. 12 2011
The football season is in full gear, and there are similarities between football and the parcel industry. I thought I would share some thoughts on how they are similar. Football is a sport that consist... View More
Aug. 22 2011
The parcel industry is humming along… the major players (FedEx & UPS) are having great financial years and providing high quality service. This is nirvana… right? The parcel industry has... View More
June 13 2011
The international small parcel business in the US is estimated to be a $10 billion + market and growing seven to 10%. DHL Worldwide Express restructured its US operation and exited the domestic air/ground... View More
Feb. 3 2011
The “Peak” season is over, and everyone has survived the mad end of year rush. It is estimated that over 175 million packages were delivered on December 22, 2010 (by UPS, FedEx and USPS)…... View More
Dec. 5 2010
There has been a lot of "chatter" about sustainability in the shipper community. This topic is important to everyone, but the real issue is which energy source will drive future global supply chains. It... View More
Sept. 21 2010
The parcel industry is gaining financial stability after some very difficult times. FedEx and UPS have re-engineered their networks to match supply and demand. They have maintained and improved service... View More
June 18 2010
The “R” word inflicted — and in many cases, continues to cause — damage, but don’t tell that to major small-parcel carriers FedEx and UPS. They’ve done an excellent... View More
Oct. 8 2009
I am excited to be the new columnist for PARCEL magazine. I've been in the parcel business for more than 27 years, having worked with DHL, Velocity Express and, currently, GENCO Supply Chain Solutions.... View More