John Haber

Founder and CEO, Spend Management Experts
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Aug. 16 2017
Did you celebrate the beginning of summer by ordering patio furniture online? Chances are, someone had to pay heavy surcharges on top of the regular delivery charge as more consumers order large items
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June 8 2017
As the population ages and regulatory requirements increase, a recent study by Deloitte forecasts global health care spend to reach $8.7 trillion by 2020. The logistics behind this spend are cos... View More
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April 14 2017
On June 29, 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU in what has become known as Brexit. This historic event has created great uncertainty across European markets. The timeline that the British Prime... View More
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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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Dec. 16 2016
E-commerce continues to represent a growing chunk of total US retail sales. Representing an average of eight percent of total US retail sales for the first half of 2016 (compared to 7.1% for the... 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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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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June 8 2016
Asia-Pacific has long been a major destination for multi-national businesses as supply chains have globalized and demand from Western countries for Asian exports has increased. As the region shi... 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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Feb. 5 2016
Amazon is dominating the headlines by constantly challenging the logistics status quo. What started out as “the leading online retailer of books in 1994” has evolved over the last decade to
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Jan. 11 2016
The US domestic small parcel market is growing much faster than the UsS economy and we expect this to continue for years. We estimate the 2104 market at approximately $62.5 billion, reflecting a 14.4%
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Oct. 26 2015
This year is going down as one of the busiest for logistics Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and much of it is thanks to low interest rates, compelling US economic conditions and for some ac... View More
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Sept. 21 2015
Today’s booming e-commerce market has presented great opportunities for DHL, FedEx and UPS as well as additional logistics solutions providers. Cross-border e-commerce shipping is one of the greatest... View More
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June 17 2015
FedEx’s recent acquisition of TNT is a great example of the old adage, “never say never.” Back in the 1990s, FedEx pulled out of the European market with over $1 billion in losses. However,... View More
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April 29 2015
Expectations have been set that FedEx and UPS will raise Ground rates on an annual basis. This year, however, rate increases have a stronger punch especially when considering additional changes, which... View More
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Feb. 22 2015
Retail sales remained resilient in 2014 with an overall projected growth of 4.0% despite inclement weather, labor issues that plagued the West Coast ports and early inventory build-ups. FedEx cited the... View More
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Dec. 8 2014
Despite the improvements in US economic conditions experienced in 2014, this year has been beset with a series of unforeseen events that have highlighted the complexity of supply chain planning and forecasting. ... View More
Sept. 26 2014
Parcel volumes are on the rise as noted in recent earnings reports from the two largest U.S. based parcel carriers, FedEx and UPS. Ecommerce is driving much of this growth and both parcel carriers, along... View More
Sept. 21 2014
Accurately forecasting and maintaining adequate inventory levels is an extremely challenging priority for businesses. Any hint of a disruption within the supply chain can have a negative impact, affecting... View More
June 22 2014
In the last issue, I discussed “free shipping” and its growing importance as a means for e-retailers to attract customers. But as noted, “free shipping” comes at a cost, particularly... View More

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