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Oct. 10 2016
Every year, we survey our readers to get their input on how UPS, FedEx, and USPS are performing for them in terms of on-time delivery, customer service, willingness to negotiate, and more. Download th
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Oct. 4 2016
According to a newly-released study by Dotcom Distribution, a logistics and fulfillment firm specializing in emerging e-commerce brands, 87% of online shoppers identified shipping speed as a key... View More
Oct. 4 2016
Every year, incorrect postal information costs the United States Postal Service (USPS) $1.4 billion. With such a massive fee looming annually – none of which is going to USPS operations, but s... View More
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Oct. 4 2016
Shipware’s Analysis of the FedEx General Rate Increases for 2017 By David Faour With each year’s General Rate Increase announcement, shippers inevitably ask, “How much is this... View More
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Sept. 30 2016
How will the continued growth of e-commerce impact our industry? How will local providers cope with the Amazon Effect? How do providers know when a new opportunity is right for them? Th... View More
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Sept. 28 2016
During a discussion about the various iterations of dimensional weight in our presentation at the 2016 PARCEL Forum in Dallas, I made the (ahem… dare I say, "bold") prediction that at some point
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Sept. 28 2016
We have all heard that knowledge is power. This could not be truer when it comes to managing your transportation expense. In today’s world, the carriers have made it difficult for shippers to... View More
risk management
Sept. 26 2016
In 1970, crew members of the endangered Apollo 13 became overnight heroes when they safely reached home despite not reaching the moon. Today their failed mission is regarded as one of NASA’s f... View More
Sept. 23 2016
Inefficiencies in barcode label printing can decrease a company’s throughput, resulting in customer dissatisfaction, delays, missed deadlines, fines, and ultimately a significant impact to overall... View More
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Sept. 21 2016
As the e-commerce world continues to erode market share from the brick and mortar retailers, I believe there will be a saturation point. I recently had a personal experience of how these two wor... View More
blueprint
Sept. 20 2016
What is Distribution Network Planning? This is a strategic plan that incorporates how many facilities you want to have, what your inventory and logistics strategies are, as well as makes certain... View More
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Sept. 19 2016
The trend of shifting inbound from the procurement department to transportation managers in order to blend inbound and outbound into your contract can inherently create savings. But we cann... View More
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Sept. 16 2016
The small parcel market is growing its market share every year. Why? Because everything is trending toward a direct-to-consumer (B2C) model. You’ve already noticed once-crowded malls closing s... View More
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Sept. 15 2016
Ready or not, here’s comes peak. And with peak comes the inevitable concerns about late deliveries and upgraded (and expensive) service levels. Now is the perfect time to examine what lessons... View More
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Sept. 15 2016
Compared to just a few years ago, there’s a world of difference, literally, in how organizations operate today. Businesses and institutions are increasingly engaged in shipping beyond their na... View More
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Sept. 14 2016
Technology has revolutionized how we shop. Fifty years ago, discounters and department stores ruled retailing. Wal-Mart, big box retailers, and specialty stores reinvented retailing. Where there... View More
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Sept. 13 2016
Speed, flexibility, and reliability are the differentiators in today’s small parcel environment, and technology is changing the competitive landscape. The explosion of e-commerce, combined wit... View More
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Sept. 12 2016
Understanding how different classes of inventory move through the order picking/order fulfillment process is critical to designing a system that is accurate and efficient while meeting business... View More
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Sept. 8 2016
United Parcel Service (UPS) surprised a lot of us last week with an early announcement on 2017 rate increases. Though the teaser was a couple months earlier than expected, it shouldn’t have shocked
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Sept. 7 2016
On July 14, 2016, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) issued a supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) to become effective on August 13, 2016. The gist... View More

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