Sept. 1 2015
If you have been a reader of PARCEL for some time you are aware of my work and my passion for the industry. Every day I begin my morning by reviewing the articles on UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, TNT, Ontrac... View More
Sept. 1 2015
Most parcel shipping carriers have altered their method of calculating the weight – and by extension, the price you pay – of packages you want to ship. In 2014, major shipping carriers announced... View More
Sept. 1 2015
I had the recent pleasure of talking to the Publix store manager in Hickory Flat, Georgia and hisboss a few days ago. I... View More
Aug. 4 2015
Will Forecasts and/or Predictions Benefit Your Supply Chain? The Alibaba Effect RALEIGH, NC – This morning I read an article that addressed the use of forecasts and predictions... View More
July 8 2015
In today’s fast-paced global economy, it’s critical to identify, understand and measure how labeling impacts your supply chain and your company’s business growth. However, do so, you... View More
July 8 2015
CarrierDirect, a leading advisory firm for transportation and logistics companies, today announces the release of its latest white paper, “The Case for Lowering LTL Limits of Liability,” which... View More
June 18 2015
Want to introduce a regional carrier or two into your parcel mix? Then be sure to check out this special regional carrier section, where we introduce you to some of the top carriers in the industry... View More
June 17 2015
Even if you’re not in the parcel industry, the concept of different packaging levels requires no introduction. Rather than making one single box, bag, carton or container responsible for doing everything... View More
June 16 2015
Now that e-commerce is “all grown up” and retailers are getting more and more sophisticated, the next challenge to tackle is creating a true omni-channel business. Companies have been talking... View More
June 16 2015
Warehouse Management System (WMS) software can reduce labor costs and improve overall efficiency in order fulfillment operations, setting the stage for improved financial performance for your company.... View More
June 1 2015
Chances are that if you’re reading this, you are already familiar with parcel auditing. If you’re not, feel free to brush up on your knowledge here. Regardless of your level of familiarity,... View More
May 11 2015
Awana is a global, nonprofit organization that works to engage and encourage Christian-based youth groups around the world through products and activities that make religion fun. So it only makes sense... View More
May 4 2015
In the Policies and Directives Pertaining to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC): The density guidelines are used in the assignment of classes where the average density of a particular commodity... View More
May 4 2015
The short answer to the question above is a definite…...maybe. Before we explore the issue, you should know that my personal, very biased answer throughout my career has been a resounding “yes”.... View More
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April 29 2015
Small parcel shippers understand the nature of the General Rate Increase, and they best attempt to mitigate the increase accordingly. We, as shippers, understood the dimensional weight logic to change... View More
April 29 2015
Professional basketball players, coaches and owners may be among the country’s wealthiest individuals. But they could have been a whopping $11.5 million richer. That’s the total amount of fines... View More
April 29 2015
International shippers have faced a perfect storm of unfortunate situations in recent months. From the longshoremen strike that brought West Coast-Asian shipping routes to a standstill, to news that China’s... View More
April 20 2015
HT Berry Company, based in Canton, Mass., is a leading distributor of paper, disposable products, and janitorial supplies as well as a leading provider of sustainable solutions. Founded in 1964 in Boston’s... View More
April 8 2015
Recently I worked with some colleagues to investigate how to get better service quality out of suppliers. The results show that the traditional buying and contract evaluation approaches developed for managing... View More
April 8 2015
The acquisition of TNT Express by FedEx makes strategic sense for FedEx to immediately grow its European capabilities, distribution footprint and marketshare. While FedEx already operates a sizeable air... View More

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