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March 7 2017
With the rapid increase of e-commerce orders affecting many businesses today, often distribution operations can’t keep up with fulfilling orders. Typical e-commerce orders carry small numbers... View More
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March 2 2017
Editor’s Note: This is a web exclusive that delves more into one of the main topics Glenn covered in his recent March/April article, titled Tips to Thinking Like a Carrier. Negotiating with t... View More
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Feb. 28 2017
In the last few months, parcel rates have increased. This news comes as no surprise to anyone who leads a parcel operation as all the major carriers increase rates annually... View More
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Feb. 28 2017
We are grateful to Morgan Stanley for allowing us to share these survey results with our readers. It's a great way for shippers to see where they fall compared to others in our industry. Enjoy!... View More
global
Feb. 27 2017
2016 ushered in a rising sentiment of populism. The UK vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States were among the most visible of... View More
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Feb. 22 2017
We invest time, resources, and money into negotiating our contracts. But are we dedicating the same attention to our carrier invoices? How do we know what we negotiated is what we are actually r... View More
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Feb. 16 2017
In this Q&A session, supply chain experts Glenn Gooding and Cory Tower answer some of the most pressing questions for businesses experiencing high growth. Cory Tower managed Drugstore.com’s grow
high speed order
Feb. 13 2017
In today's environment of same-day service levels in the warehouse, the definition of high-speed will vary greatly by not only the industry, application, and organization, but also from quarter... View More
contract
Feb. 10 2017
One of the biggest mistakes a shipper can make is to nickel and dime a negotiation. Routinely chipping away at pieces only weakens the entire structure. Visualize your agreement as a milk bottle... View More
politics
Feb. 9 2017
One of the most paralyzing, detrimental things for a supply chain is politics. I’m not talking about Democrats or Republicans but, rather, executives and teams that feed on power and are jealo... View More
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
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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

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