Nov. 12 2008
I bet you are just like me; you love a good card trick. And what is more fun to watch than the old Sleight of Hand card trick? Well, I am about to unveil the secret method used to perform this trick, and... View More
Oct. 14 2008
If there is a silver lining in the rise of fuel, it’s that more and more companies are assessing their use of express shipping. Fuel surcharges exceeding 30% have forced a closer review of selected... View More
Aug. 27 2008
Ever since Big Brown lost his Triple Crown bid to DaTara at the Belmont Stakes in June, I have had a recurring dream. I cant classify it as a nightmare, although it does bring with it some frightening... View More
May 30 2008
Replenishment logistics promotes inventory reduction through more frequent and lower quantity orders. Combining this strategy with attractive pricing by parcel carriers for the low end LTL shipments has... View More
Feb. 1 2008
During my travels around the United States, I am constantly asked about the way carriers price parcel transportation services. I dont profess to totally understand why they do what they do. But I know... View More
Aug. 28 2007
As I travel throughout our beautiful country and meet with management of all shapes and sizes, I am very frequently asked, Are the surcharges I pay to package carriers justified? I answer that the carriers... View More
July 25 2007
I think it is safe to say that the vast majority of companies work hard at minimizing their shipping expense as it relates to carrier charges. If you fall into that large group, then allow me to offer... View More
Nov. 21 2006
Its only a short time before UPS implements new base rates for the year 2007. The January increase is something of which we are all acutely aware. But there may be one other pricing change whose announcement... View More
Sept. 8 2006
Its not easy managing your companys shipping effort. You have to be concerned about product availability, warehouse management, moving your shipments more quickly, maintaining the status of your shipments... View More
July 26 2006
I can�t remember any development in carrier pricing that has been more volatile than the dastardly Delivery Area Surcharge. To say I have been inundated with calls and e-mails about the subject would not... View More
July 25 2006
A topic I am routinely asked to address by transportation executives during my travel around the country is carrier rate benchmarking. Many professionals cannot resist the notion that, If my discount is... View More
July 24 2006
The status quo doesnt cut it anymore. A significant transformation is needed in the rate-setting process. Some very interesting developments are occurring that will have a long-term impact on domestic... View More
July 24 2006
With every new year comes personal resolutions. Spend more time with family and friends, lose weight, invest for retirement and get better organized are all favorites. People who have the desire and commitment... View More
July 21 2006
Every boxing fan has an opinion of what the best heavyweight fight was. Louis - Schmelling, Ali - Frazier, Holyfield - Tyson. They were all epic battles. But for my dollar, the best heavyweight fight is... View More
July 21 2006
Parcel carriers are spending billions annually on new technology to fine tune their already high-speed delivery operations. Obviously, they realize the benefits of making such a capital investment. Simply... View More