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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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June 30 2016
In the next three years, as the economy recovers and demand for manufactured goods increases, warehousing activity is anticipated to rise, prompting greater demand and higher costs for labor, handling
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June 29 2016
Much has been written about the adjustments small package carriers have made to service and accessorial charges in recent years. Most of these seemingly minor changes are helping carriers achieve sign
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June 24 2016
Today’s consumers are focused on convenience, and they want retailers to provide this convenience across all channels. As an internet retailer, e-commerce, or direct sales company, you work ha... View More
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June 22 2016
When a parcel is not delivered, the first person to be blamed is often the last person in the process: the shipper. The reason for delivery failure is often a poor quality address. These costly mistak
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June 20 2016
The concept of international shipping — and cross-border trade in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business environments — has been a vexing issue for merchants and shippers in gene
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June 20 2016
As used here, the term “data” means the historical information relating to the shipping of goods by a parcel shipper. In recent years, there have been numerous articles in PARCEL relating... View More
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June 16 2016
“Decisioning” is a new buzzword for leaders and managers. Some may call it making a choice or discerning the best outcome, but whatever you call it, the process is critical. Unfortunately,... View More
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June 14 2016
Shippers already pay enough in General Rate Increase (GRI) cost, but will they have to pay more? E-commerce volumes have increased exponentially over the past several years, and it could start g... View More
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June 13 2016
Let’s face it. “Data” is a trendy term. Everyone wants to talk about it and prove to others that they know what it means to live in a data-driven world. It’s a wildly popular thing... View More
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June 9 2016
There was a time when organizations could get by with one or two shipping options. That’s not the case today. Not only are you shipping more, you’re paying more for each piece. Rates from traditional

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