Containing annual shipping cost increases has traditionally been the responsibility of Shipping, Transportation, and Logistics professionals. In 2015 and beyond, packaging and carton procurement professionals, with an assist from warehouse and packing personnel, will play an increasingly important role.

As most shippers are by now fully aware, UPS & FedEx have changed their DIM Weight practices by removing the previous 5184 cubic inch exemption. This change has effectively increased the rates on an entire swath of previously exempt packages. As the calendar turns to 2015 and shippers are beginning to feel the full weight of the increase, they are seeking ways to mitigate a portion of this threat to their bottom line. One very effective tool lies in packaging and carton procurement. Download the PDF to see the full analysis.

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