John Haber

Founder and CEO, Spend Management Experts
Sept. 24 2013
In last issue’s column, I discussed recent economic results as well as poor earnings announcements from the two largest domestic parcel shippers, UPS and FedEx. Wall Street continues to fly high;... View More
Sept. 23 2013
One of the primary ways shippers can streamline their supply chains is through mode optimization. While many companies have figured out the small parcel air to ground service level optimization, many of... View More
Aug. 22 2013
In my last article, I reported on recent positive economic trends as well as provided an update on the status of The Marketplace Fairness Act. This legislation provides a practical way for state... View More
June 24 2013
In the first two Spend Perspectives columns of 2013, I focused heavily on how the health of the global economy was impacting retailers. I also discussed how lower shipping costs positively impact e-commerce... View More
June 17 2013
By now most large shippers are either familiar with or utilizing one of the parcel services featuring final mile delivery by the USPS. UPS SurePost & UPS Mail Innovations, FedEx SmartPost and DHL Global... View More
April 21 2013
Back in December, I emphasized how free shipping positively impacts customer satisfaction. When shoppers are happy with both product pricing and shipping costs, they reward the retailer with: more visits,... View More
Feb. 12 2013
Route 2013 is fraught with challenges for ecommerce vendors. Retail trendsetters Amazon, Wal-Mart, and eBay have rolled out new services designed to give them even larger market share, parcel shipping... View More
Dec. 5 2011
As 2011 draws to a close, retailers, suppliers and manufacturers all want to know what the New Year has in store for them. While the U.S. economy continues its tepid recovery, the upcoming presidential... View More
Feb. 9 2011
Logistics professionals have been hearing the same two words for years: “Cut costs.” But each year these words have a different tone. In 2009 the tone was panicky, which resulted in layoffs... View More
Jan. 3 2011
Are we in a boom economy? One might assume so based on the historic rate increases announced by UPS and FedEx for 2011. Unfortunately, the truth is that most shippers are still feeling the economic pinch... View More
March 24 2010
The big transportation carriers have announced their annual rate increases, which has left many logistics executives wondering if carriers were even aware of the economic maelstrom of 2009. The answer... View More

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