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Sept. 25 2017
Many organizations are considering bringing in a new shipping and receiving system to deliver higher accountability, efficiency, and cost control by providing advanced shipping, receiving, and t... View More
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Sept. 22 2017
Risk is an inevitable, integral part of business. The big question is, how do you evaluate risk in your supply chain, and what action will best manage or avoid risk all together? War... View More
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Sept. 21 2017
As most of us have heard by now, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp., will increase shipping rates effective January 1, 2018 by an average of 4.9%. The ch... View More
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Sept. 20 2017
When it comes to same-day delivery, the expectations of consumers have dramatically changed within the last few years. As a result, those in the customized logistics and delivery industry have h... View More
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Sept. 19 2017
Well, the wait is over. With FedEx’s September 18 announcement of its 2018 parcel rate increases – as PARCEL Forum began, no less – GRI season has kicked off, and UPS is now on th
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Sept. 18 2017
Negotiation pre-season is about to kickoff. Annually, we should be reviewing our agreements, adjustments, and invoices (invoices are our Magic 8-Ball to reveal rates and weights). A little pre-s... View More
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Sept. 15 2017
Are you a popular B2C shipper or an increasingly rare B2B unicorn? If you primarily ship B2B, don’t be surprised to see carriers work harder to retain your coveted commercial deliveries. Howev... View More
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Sept. 15 2017
Most likely, packaging is not the first place to look for operational savings. Perhaps it should be, even if packaging is not your specific responsibility. Inefficient packaging design can add n... View More
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Sept. 14 2017
As shippers and logistics professionals, we accept the rationale behind surcharges. After all, from a shipping company’s perspective, surcharges only make sense — some packages cost more to
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Sept. 13 2017
Globalization, final mile, and achieving efficiency through fulfillment best practices are all planned as discussion topics for this year’s PARCEL Forum as part of our contribution to the annu... View More
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Sept. 13 2017
In this world today, it’s all about speed. From both a personal and a professional standpoint, we are all focused on how to get more accomplished in 24 hours. Companies are noticing this focus... View More
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Sept. 12 2017
The world is getting smaller by the day, but the delivery of international e-commerce orders still has its challenges. We have seen the delivery expectations in the US go from seven to 10 days d... View More
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Sept. 12 2017
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will consider Certificates of Insurance… what they are and, more importantly, what they are not. An organization known as ACORD (Association for Coope
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Sept. 12 2017
Once again, we asked, and you answered. Thank you to those of you who took the time to fill out our carrier performance survey, in which we asked you to rate the carriers on a variety of issues... View More
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Sept. 11 2017
The names FedEx and UPS are so ubiquitous in the parcel space that there’s often no room to talk about other options. But other options do exist — potentially valuable options. Regional carr
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Sept. 11 2017
Though it happened two decades ago, the dot-com craze of the 1990s created significant misinformation about warehouse fulfillment. But one thing is true — it may be the fastest-growing type of... View More
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Sept. 7 2017
There is no question that in its early days, the development of Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) was driven by innovations in dedicated scanning hardware. However, in more recent... View More
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Sept. 7 2017
Most parcel and LTL shippers identify fast order fulfillment (... View More
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Sept. 7 2017
“The process is broken!” “What is the problem?” “Can we do it better?” “Because we have always done it this way.” These might be some common phrases used... View More
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Sept. 7 2017
Dozens, if not hundreds, of articles have been published on contract negotiation: the dos, the don’ts, benchmarking, cost basis negotiations, and so on. While these tips are certainly valuable and... View More

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