Dec. 10 2015
In basic terms, the standardized (and ultra-frank) formula for negotiating contracts is this: Company A wants to renegotiate its carrier agreement. Company A compares its basic shipping profi... View More
Dec. 3 2015
Over the past decade, UPS & FedEx have increased their Ground tariff rates 54.9% and their Air tariffs 61.8-66.1%. Those aren’t exactly small numbers. Adding insult to injury... View More
Dec. 3 2015
For those of you who don’t remember Andy Rooney, he was the curmudgeon who appeared on CBS News’ 60 Minutes segment “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney” that ran from 1978 to 2011.... View More
Dec. 2 2015
Each year, as the leaves begin to change and the holidays approach, ads for online shopping and massive sales begin to invade of our email inboxes and take over television commercials. Yet, many... View More
Dec. 2 2015
Why CFOs must challenge vendors to bring problem-solving ideas to the table.[1] “As chief financial officers move beyond traditional roles, many are finding that vendor selection is becoming... View More
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Nov. 20 2015
Over the next two months, shippers will see massive increases in the number of parcels they handle. Orchestrating the delivery of parcels around the globe is no easy feat and delivery failures a... View More
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Nov. 17 2015
Apparently, UPS didn’t like drop shipping. But, since they’ve recently figured out a way to drive additional revenue from every company that uses UPS to drop ship anything, UPS will now love
Nov. 16 2015
Today cloud technology is transforming every area of business and transportation management is no exception. Together with SaaS model pricing, cloud technology has dramatically changed the... View More
Oct. 27 2015
One of the most common challenges I hear from volume parcel shippers is that they don’t know how good – or bad – are the incentives, terms and structure of their carrier pricing agreemen
Oct. 26 2015
Picture this: you walk into a department store and you see the price tag on various items you want to purchase; but you have no idea what you'll actually end up paying at the register because sales tax... View More
Oct. 15 2015
The growth of e-commerce has been meteoric, and the trend lines keep pointing up. Forrester Research is forecasting that by 2018 total e-commerce sales will approach $415 billion. That means in just three... View More
Oct. 15 2015
Simple, automated order fulfillment technology not only improves service levels, but also pays for itself in a short period of time, less than two years in many cases... View More
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. 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. 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
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