April 6 2021
We are all currently feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic – a crisis that has completely changed the way we interact, view, and engage with day-to-day life. Over 75% of companies have... View More
March 30 2021
Preparing your international shipments to ensure they are on-time and penalty-free can feel overwhelming. That’s understandable—there’s quite a bit that needs to get done in order... View More
March 26 2021
Poorly managed warehouses can become prohibitively costly. Fortunately, there are some straightforward ways you can apply better supply chain management strategies to cut expenses and enjoy sm... View More
March 24 2021
Warehouse Execution Software (WES) has gained in popularity and sophistication in recent years due to its ability to create efficiencies, solve specific user business requirements, and its cos... View More
March 24 2021
Crowd-sourced last-mile providers such as Roadie, Shipt, Instacart, and DoorDash became household names during the pandemic by delivering groceries to consumers who remained at home due to COV... View More
March 18 2021
In these unprecedented times, supply chain solutions are more critical to business success than they have ever been. To answer this call, MHI created the ProMat Digital Experience (ProMatDX)... View More
March 15 2021
The evolution of priorities and working capital applied to a supply chain is typically based on a metric that points to a rationale of needed change. To achieve this, an organization must disc... View More
March 8 2021
As we approach what is hopefully the end of the COVID pandemic, UPS and FedEx continue to apply new peak surcharges in response to what they describe as ongoing capacity issues. Service Guaran... View More
March 5 2021
To say that the transportation markets are in flux would be a gross understatement. 2020 and the effects of COVID-19 have uncovered gaps in the resiliency of transportation networks across mod... View More
March 3 2021
The COVID pandemic is said to be the biggest economic disruption since WWII, and its impact on supply chain operations has been enormous for almost all industries. In this article, we discuss... View More
Feb. 24 2021
As packaging artwork becomes more important to the product, delays in delivering accurate and approved package artwork have an increasing impact on time to market and a company’s bottom line... View More
Feb. 22 2021
Whew; 2020 is finally behind us! As 20/20 means perfect vision, I thought now would be a good time to ask if you can accurately describe your vision of last year as well as what lessons were l... View More
Feb. 16 2021
For the past six years, the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index has closely tracked the parcel industry in 13 of the world’s most influential markets. Each year, the industry’s growth story
Feb. 12 2021
In our business, there’s a million metrics, ratios, expenses etc. that we can track. With the help of our business coach, we’ve identified a handful of these that we call vital factors. The... View More
Feb. 4 2021
Years ago, companies regularly negotiated exclusive shipping contracts with major carriers who handled all their parcel shipping (and some freight as well) to customers, partners, distributors... View More
Feb. 3 2021
As the worldwide battle against COVID-19 rages on, shippers are striving to strike the right balance to comply with safety requirements, fulfill their customers’ orders, and preserve their b... View More
Feb. 3 2021
Corrugated packaging is a perpetually popular choice across numerous industries, especially since its design promotes increased durability. Manufacturers and retailers understandably prioritiz... View More
Feb. 1 2021
If you’re in the market for order fulfillment services, there’s one question that’s probably at the top of your list: What’s it going to cost? As is often the case, the answer... View More
Jan. 28 2021
An efficient, convenient, and cost-effective returns process is essential for retailers in today’s competitive environment. One poor returns experience can lead to a lost customer for life... View More
Jan. 26 2021
While most shippers have become accustomed to the carriers announcing record general rate increases (GRI) and new surcharges, 2021 will be in a class of its own. More than any other year, it i... View More