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April 14 2021
2020 was an unprecedented year for the retail industry. Prior to the pandemic, retailers were already struggling with rising e-commerce sales, bankruptcies and store closures, which were only... View More
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April 12 2021
In a previous article (“To 3PL, or Not to 3PL?”, in the January/February 2020 issue of PARCEL) I wrote about some of the high-level pros and cons of outsourcing your logistics operations... View More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Jan. 20 2021
While most holiday seasons bring a surge in online shopping, 2020 was setting a new record. Shoppers were seeking new ways to get gifts to their loved ones during this time of social distancin... View More
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Jan. 13 2021
According to McKinsey's consulting firm, 61% of executives reported decreased costs, and 53% reported increased revenues due to introducing artificial intelligence (AI) into their supply chai... View More
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Dec. 22 2020
As a shipper entering a parcel carrier bid process, you are subject to a great deal of doubt and risk from the unknown. A successful RFP often begins by considering two critical questions –... View More
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Dec. 8 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the importance of meeting customer expectations for delivery of everything from toilet paper to patio sets. Amazon set the bar years ago, essentially t... View More
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Dec. 3 2020
When it comes to the supply chain, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a major shift in how companies handle their operations. Entire industries are faced with new challenges, workers need to manage r
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Nov. 3 2020
As we all know, 2020 is certainly not a typical year. A new, transformed reality is affecting just about every aspect of everyday life and business, including holiday shipping. The global pa... View More
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Oct. 26 2020
The world has been flipped upside down, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting all parts of the world as well as each of us individually. There are many people suffering and unsure of their futu... View More
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Oct. 21 2020
Amazon’s shift from two-day delivery shipping to same-day delivery in 2019 reset consumers’ expectations for even quicker last-mile delivery. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted
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