ThinkstockPhotos-461064735
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
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
510902675
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
510902675
Sept. 23 2014
As this issue of PARCEL goes out to the readers, PARCEL Forum 2014 is just a few days away. I will be making a presentation at the Forum entitled, “The Five Most Important Things to Know about the... View More
Feb. 24 2009
Is it time to take another look at your company's routing guide? Find out by asking yourself the following three questions: 1. Is your company's routing guide in alignment with its current shipping... View More
Nov. 25 2008
Companies are increasingly realizing the value of streamlined procedures and leaner ways of executing supply chain operations. Knowing the value of lean logistics is important; however, knowinghow and where to... View More
Oct. 14 2008
In the May issue, we discussed how having great parcel rates does not necessarily mean you have a great contract. The contractual terms of a parcel contract can provide as much value and financial return... View More
Aug. 27 2008
Most organizations have looked at ways to optimize their supply chains. However, many of them only concentrate on a portion of the supply chain continuum without regard for how enhancements in one area... View More
March 18 2008
Youve been considering an online solution to your global supply chain management needs. But how do you know what kind of solutions will work for you? What do you need to do in order to prepare your company... View More
March 18 2008
With supply chains becoming ever tighter and order sizes becoming smaller, more companies are turning to parcel shipping in an effort to meet their customers' expectations at a price point they can afford.... View More
Aug. 28 2007
In the last issue of PARCEL, I talked about companies achieving competitive advantage by sticking to their core competencies and outsourcing non-core competencies to supply chain partners. In this article,... View More
Aug. 8 2006
With almost ten and a half million registered vehicles, the Illinois Secretary of State (ISOS) office knew it had a daunting fulfillment task when the decision was made to redesign and issue motorists... View More
Aug. 8 2006
When wire is braided together, it becomes much stronger and more effective. Montgomery Wire, a division of Global Wire, used the same type of closely wound partnership to transform its inventory control... View More
Aug. 8 2006
On Christmas Eve, 1968, while Apollo 8 orbited the moon, the astronauts read from Genesis and wished us peace on Earth. As a boy, I marveled at the accomplishment of sending men beyond the moon. Upon the... View More
Aug. 8 2006
People all over the world have come to depend on Smith & Nephew to address their pressing health care needs and improve their quality of life. Smith & Nephew focuses on repairing the human body with its... View More
Aug. 8 2006
The second annual Parcel Shipping & Distribution Forum will take place October 4-6, 2004 at the Radisson O�Hare Hotel located in Rosemont, Illinois. This year�s theme, �Putting the Pieces to Your Small... View More
July 26 2006
Synchronizing supply chain partners. Slashing inventory carrying costs. Improving customer service. Speeding cash flow. Expediting customs. Optimizing manufacturing schedules. All are enabled by � and... View More
July 26 2006
In today�s fast-paced, real-time environments where customers expect almost instantaneous delivery with 100% accuracy, optimizing demand execution processes is the name of the game. Successful parcel packing... View More
July 26 2006
The Internet is usually given credit � good and bad � for every new development in manufacturing and distribution. But while processing data through the Internet has an impact on the success of many a... View More
July 26 2006
Not too long ago supply chain network modeling was done on Excel spreadsheets using latitude, longitude and rough data. These crude models, called �centers of gravity� or �centroids,� estimated the middle... View More

Follow