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July 4 2018
This article originally appeared in the March/April, 2018 issue of PARCEL.In the last installment of PARCEL Counsel — “Back to the Future: UPS and Last-Mile Delivery” — we saw how... View More
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July 2 2018
Surveys show that market intelligence and benchmarking are the most valuable assets a shipper can have going into a transportation negotiation process. The information below will address how shippers
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June 27 2018
I often find myself explaining the importance of separating various cost reduction strategies. It is common for shippers to reference one or two cost reduction strategies and insinuate or assume that... View More
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June 25 2018
When you think about what type of packaging is needed to protect items during shipment, it’s a good bet that you factor in cost and, potentially, labor productivity. Without question, these are impo
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June 20 2018
It's easy to understand why parcel shippers might want to use a regional carrier; they usually offer flexible pickup windows, faster transit times, and lower transportation and accessorial cost. And... View More
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June 18 2018
Times are changing. There are innovative technologies, new demands, and more significant expectations from clients — and everything that is new can be a challenge for a warehouse manager. This year
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June 14 2018
It’s no surprise that Amazon is today’s e-commerce leader. In fact, according to data from One Click Retail, Amazon was responsible for about 44% of all US e-commerce sales in 2017. Many attribute
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June 13 2018
Have you ever had one of those “a-ha!” ideas? Perhaps there was a cool summer night when you were sitting around a campfire, and you came up with an idea to make a widget that would solve a... View More
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June 11 2018
Traditional and digital worlds are colliding as commerce between B2C, C2C, and B2B blur. This collision is straining supply chains around the world as consumers and businesses alike are demanding end-
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June 8 2018
In the last installment of PARCEL Counsel — Deregulation of the Airline Industry: FedEx and Last Mile Delivery — we explored how changes in the law greatly enhanced FedEx’s ability to... View More
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June 7 2018
Much has been written about how the small package world would change if Amazon were to enter the market. Though mostly speculative, just about any information you can find on the topic establishes Ama
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June 6 2018
Retailers view their e-commerce shipping service as an extension of their business. The quality and flexibility of their delivery solutions play a direct role in the decision-making criteria... View More
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May 25 2018
Much has been written in the media lately about Amazon extending the benefits of its logistics network to transactions other than those originating at Amazon’s fulfillment centers (personally, I... View More
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May 23 2018
We haven’t reached summer yet, but UPS has decided it’s never too early to start making rate changes. It has already changed its fuel surcharge tables for air export, effective the first week... View More
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May 21 2018
You’ve made the decision to implement a warehouse management system (WMS) – good choice. You will now be able to visualize a 99.9% increase in accuracy of inventory, reduced order processing... View More
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May 16 2018
Customers keep flexing their collective muscles by choosing to spend their money with companies who not only provide the products they want, but with a delivery method, time, and cost they find accept
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May 14 2018
It is common knowledge that measurement is the key to effective management. This is especially true for shippers attempting to manage their parcel programs and better control their costs. In fact, a r
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May 10 2018
This article originally appeared in the March/April, 2018 issue of PARCEL.The international e-commerce market is growing at 25% per year and is just beginning to capture the attention of merchants all
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May 8 2018
I’ve compiled five effective practices that we, and our medical device customers, have used to reduce the environmental impact of shipping-related waste. These small steps can make a big difference.... View More
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May 7 2018
With the 2018 general rate increase, FedEx and UPS are further tightening the vise for oversize packages. What has changed? To start, here is a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 parameters for oversize pack

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