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Jan. 18 2016
I have heard for a couple of years now about the 2020 Supply Chain Talent Drain and the challenges faced by many organizations looking to fill the gap because of retiring baby boomers. Tod... View More
Jan. 12 2016
CHICAGO (January 12, 2016) – CarrierDirect, a leading advisory firm for transportation and logistics companies, today announces the release of its latest white paper, “The New Dimension of... View More
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Jan. 11 2016
We’ve made it. Another year has passed, one marked by a shift in consumer expectations and emerging shipping trends like flexible delivery options, cross-border shipping and additional return... View More
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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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Dec. 23 2015
“Hope is not a strategy” The speaker was Ivan Hofmann, a 35-year veteran of the transportation industry. This former Executive Vice President & CEO of FedEx Ground offered his perspec... View More
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Dec. 18 2015
The parcel industry continues to be as unpredictable as ever. Uncertainty is a consistent theme among parcel shippers and navigating through it is becoming increasingly challenging. I recently a... View More
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Dec. 15 2015
Remember how your mom always made you take a jacket when you left the house if she thought it might turn cool before you came home? You probably remember rolling your eyes and begrudgingly takin... View More
Dec. 3 2015
For those of you who don’t remember Andy Rooney, he was the curmudgeon who appeared on CBS News’ 60 Minutes segment “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney” that ran from 1978 to 2011.... View More
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Dec. 2 2015
Each year, as the leaves begin to change and the holidays approach, ads for online shopping and massive sales begin to invade of our email inboxes and take over television commercials. Yet, many... View More
Nov. 30 2015
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology appears to be one of those “stealth” inventions that hit the market with a boom then practically went silent for years, kind of similar... View More
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Nov. 24 2015
Are you capturing the dimensions of your LTL shipments before they’re picked up for delivery? You should be. Chances are good that your LTL carriers are – and their measurements can res... View More
Nov. 17 2015
CHICAGO (November 17, 2015) – After quickly becoming the industry standard for web service APIs, project44 has introduced a free API assessment test for carriers. The progressive Chicago-based... View More
Oct. 26 2015
The concept of employing dimensional weight was originally conceived by the parcel industry to effectively price the cargo space on planes for air services. In 2007, the major parcel carriers expanded... View More
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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
Oct. 26 2015
The world's supply chain has largely been manufactured and shipped from China as the supply chain has grown exponentially over the last couple of decades.China surpassed the USA last year to be... View More
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Oct. 15 2015
Amazon is seriously pursuing drones to perform same-day delivery, and its drivers in New York City even use the subway to ensure... View More
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Oct. 15 2015
The growth of e-commerce has been meteoric, and the trend lines keep pointing up. Forrester Research is forecasting that by 2018 total e-commerce sales will approach $415 billion. That means in just three... 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
The Legal Significance of a Bill of Lading The term bill of lading means “a list of the cargo.” While often thought of as a shipping document, it is also very much a legal document. One of... View More
Dec. 8 2014
What do Macy’s, Toys“R”Us, Walmart and Gap have in common? All have them have begun expanding into the world of ship-from-store. Now brick-and-mortar businesses are using their stores... View More

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