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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
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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
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. 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
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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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
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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
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

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