Baris Tasdelen

Senior Transportation Analyst at enVista
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July 20 2017
On many levels, your relationship with your parcel carrier is like a partnership. You need your carrier so that you can perform your business, and the carrier needs you for revenue. You sign an agreem
Oct. 23 2015
UPS announced 2016 rates.UPS is merging the Daily and Standard rate sheets and, with the exception of 3-day and Next Day AM services, the 2016 UPS Daily rates are identical to FedEx Standard rat... View More
June 18 2015
As logistics professionals, we try to help shippers deliver their products in the least amount of time and at the lowest possible cost. However in today’s retail world, it is all about driving sales... View More
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Jan. 29 2015
The price of crude oil is down from $100 last year to $66 in December 2014, and to $45 in January 2015. The reduction in crude is reflected in diesel and kerosene prices, albeit with a slight delay. This... View More
June 17 2014
In a press release dated June 17, 2014, UPS announced their decision to apply Dimensional weighing to all Ground packages effective December 29, 2014. Currently dimensional weighing applies to all Air... View More
Sept. 24 2013
As a transportation or logistics manager, one of your many responsibilities includes making sure your parcel contracts are in good shape, which covers having favorable rates and lowering risks and liabilities.... View More
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Feb. 6 2013
It is common knowledge that parcel carriers hike their rates, modify their fuel indices and announce a general rate increase (GRI) each year. The net result is that parcel shipping costs increase by the... View More
March 6 2011
You don’t have to dig very deeply into reports from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) to confirm what we already know, which is that even though current fuel prices may be lower than... View More
March 6 2011
Talking to your carrier more frequently can help you save money and improve operations. Most shippers talk to their carriers when there is an operational problem or when their agreements are being renewed.... View More
Oct. 8 2009
In the first part of this article, which appeared in the July-August digital-only issue, I went through the basic BI (Business Intelligence) tools that one can utilize to increase efficiency and reduce... View More
Aug. 26 2009
In order to be effective, data must be strategic, accurate, and collected and analyzed regularly in a format that is readily understood. In this two-part series, we will examine some of the types of information... View More
March 30 2009
In last month’s article, I touched upon a couple points on saving opportunities in parcel packaging. In this article, I’ll try to list some of the most commonly used cushioning and void fill... View More

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