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May 4 2016
The number one reason online shoppers abandon their cart at checkout is due to the spike in price when shipping fees are included. National parcel carriers continue to implement monumental rate... View More
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May 2 2016
The world is shrinking thanks to global trade, and while the US small parcel market is still dominated by a handful of delivery companies, Europe is much more diverse. The European market is comprised
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May 2 2016
As the function of labeling continues to grow in importance in today’s global supply chain, many companies are searching for labeling processes that work hand and hand with their supply chain... View More
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May 2 2016
Last weekend my wife and I were craving a steak dinner. We grabbed the kids and headed to a well-known steakhouse chain, famous for their satisfaction guarantee on their food. Once seated, there... View More
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April 29 2016
On November 30, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its final rule prohibiting the coercion of drivers to violate federal regulations relating to safety and the... View More
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April 27 2016
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – April 26, 2016 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in solutions and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations’ assets
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April 27 2016
The world of distribution is dynamically changing all the time. What makes facilities world class? World class can be defined with a list of different criteria including inventory turns and prod... View More
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April 25 2016
With all the hullabaloo about the Supply Chain profession, I think that we need to make a solid distinction between art and craft. Art is a result of a person’s innate, creative talents whereas
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April 21 2016
Yes, it’s an old play on words to say that instead of “thinking outside the box” we should be “thinking about the box,” but in today’s challenging shipping and logistics... View More
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April 20 2016
PARCEL and PARCEL Forum were proud to present Red Hat, Inc. with our first-ever Game-Changer of the year award at our show in October. Here’s why Red Hat stood out from the rest... View More
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April 19 2016
Professors Dazie and Johnston, writing in the Journal of Business, researched companies’ automation plans. They found that the majority were considering significant investments in automation... View More
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April 15 2016
Four times a year, Morgan Stanley conducts surveys among professionals involved in all aspects of the logistics process, from truckload, to LTL, to small parcel. These results are a comprehensive look... View More
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April 12 2016
It was recently reported at FedEx’s Q3 earnings call that beginning June 1 FedEx will be reducing its additional handling package length threshold from 60 inches down to 48 inches on all ground
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April 4 2016
Want to know how to get the most value out of the time and money you spend on office shipping? To find that out, you must start with the data. This includes all the information you have about... View More
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April 4 2016
When it comes to negotiating carrier agreements, carriers have a way of making shippers feel great about their discounts. However, more often than not, “fine print” gets in the way... View More
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April 4 2016
Effective Supply Chain Management (SCM) applies well-developed and efficient strategies that integrate every variable in a supply chain — manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and customers —... View More
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April 1 2016
Labeling today is complex; companies are faced with a wide range of evolving requirements. They include regional, language, customer and regulatory requirements, which all must be met in a quick... View More
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March 22 2016
Managing shipping is not easy. You have so many carriers, classes, surcharges, paperwork and requirements that it can get overwhelming. Every year you are getting 3-10% increases, and with the n... View More
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March 20 2016
You’ve probably heard the old axiom, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” I would argue for a third certainty – rising shipping rates. Each year, like clockwork, FedEx... View More
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March 16 2016
As the demand for online shopping continues to accelerate, so do customer expectations. Customers want to receive their order on the day they expect it, making delivery a critical element of the... View More

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