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Sept. 1 2016
Are you sabotaging your transportation and logistics negotiations? The answer might surprise you... View More
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Aug. 30 2016
Editor’s note: This article is part of a three-part series on A Day in the Life of a Parcel. Parts one and two discussed several innovations in the early stages of the parcel lifecycle, includ... View More
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Aug. 27 2016
There are a number of excellent reasons employers hire temporary workers (temps). “But Mom, everyone else does it.” On the other hand, if you’re looking for more specific and persuasive... View More
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Aug. 26 2016
For companies in the e-commerce retail market, coordinating consumer returns of hazardous materials – otherwise known as reverse logistics – can be a challenging part of business. Hazardous
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Aug. 24 2016
Have you ever ordered something online in the afternoon and checked to see if there was a tracking number by evening? You likely have… and are likely checking it again in the morning to see if
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Aug. 23 2016
Today’s transportation environment is driven by using data to make critical decisions. Whether the focus is a concentrated carrier sourcing event or a company-wide network realignment, the fir... View More
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Aug. 22 2016
We often hear of retailers struggling with “competing in the Amazon era,” the current e-commerce market that includes the web-based giant. Amazon is, without question, a formidable competitor... View More
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Aug. 22 2016
When we last focused on cross-border e-commerce, in the 2015 article, “E-Commerce Cross Border Parcel Shipping,” the market was ready to take off, and since then, it certainly has. In a rece
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Aug. 19 2016
It used to be that only high-volume senders had complete visibility into carrier costs. Their core business depended on efficient shipping to maximize profitability, and they invested significan... View More
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Aug. 18 2016
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will take a look at consignee chargebacks — a topic not previously addressed in this column. As used here, the term “consignee chargebacks”... View More
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Aug. 17 2016
To some folks, managing people is the hardest part of being a leader. Whether you are a recently promoted supervisor or a seasoned experienced manager, it is never easy, and it is constantly cha... View More
Aug. 16 2016
You will notice that the topic of international trade is a hot one in this issue. This isn’t surprising, given the explosive growth of international e-commerce over the past decade or so. Even... View More
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Aug. 4 2016
In response to Amazon’s initial Prime Day sale last year, a growing number of competitors have started offering summer promotions of their own. From FreeShipping.com and Macy’s to Best Buy
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Aug. 3 2016
Negotiation is a fine art. When it comes to negotiations between shippers and transportation/logistics service providers, th... View More
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Aug. 2 2016
One of the primary goals of any distribution center operator is to move product through the facility as quickly, flexibly, and efficiently as possible. Once a package is picked and packed, it still needs... View More
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Aug. 1 2016
Reverse logistics is an important part of any parcel professional's supply chain... but, surprisingly, it's a part that is not covered as often as it should be. This handy infographic gives yo... View More
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July 27 2016
The recently released 2016 Walker Sands Future of Retail Study highlights four retail industry trends driven by the continuing expansion of e-commerce. As consumers increasingly go online to purchase... View More
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July 24 2016
When you're choosing an earbud for on-the-job calling and listening, there are a few immediate necessities that might come to mind for someone in the warehousing, construction, or trucking industry -... View More
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July 11 2016
This article is part of a three-part series on A Day in the Life of a Parcel. This first segment introduces a few game-changing innovations early in the parcel lifecycle. Subsequent articles wil... View More

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