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Oct. 21 2019
The process of analyzing high-volume shipper distribution patterns, identifying opportunities to save money and, in many cases, reduce transit times is often called mode (or modal) optimization (MO)... View More
Oct. 18 2019
Driven by market changes and growth, Tompkins International has evolved its organization into six business units based on its thought leadership about the future of supply chains and its competencies... View More
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Oct. 18 2019
By now, most shippers are keenly aware of how surcharges are impacting their transportation spend. Accessorial costs keep climbing and can now contribute to, on average, almost 40% of your tot... View More
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Oct. 16 2019
Shipping is a critical part of your business, but it’s becoming more complex and expensive than ever. Rate increases, damaged goods, billing mistakes, and late shipments all affect your bott... View More
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Oct. 14 2019
In the last installment of PARCEL Counsel, we looked at the meaning of the phrases F.O.B. Origin and F.O.B. Destination. Exploring the meaning of these terms is an essential first step; howeve... View More
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Oct. 11 2019
E-commerce is booming, and so are parcel deliveries. According to the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index, which covers 13 world industry nations, more than 74 billion parcels were shipped in 2... View More
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Oct. 9 2019
WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 26, 2020. The proposed prices, approved by... View More
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Oct. 9 2019
The most obvious cost related to packaging is direct material, but the largest cost associated to packaging size is transportation. This is especially true for products shipped in large volumes and su
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Oct. 9 2019
On April 26, Amazon once again ignited a global conversation when it announced its strategic decision to offer free next-day shipping for Prime members. The announcement left many shippers in... View More
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Oct. 7 2019
Last year, US shoppers spent a record $126 billion holiday shopping online — a 19.1% increase over 2017. The rise in e-commerce during the holidays stretches distribution centers and their employees
Oct. 4 2019
As the small package industry progresses further into the future, it continues to change. UPS and FedEx have adapted and responded to the ever-evolving environment of e-commerce. Long considered bellw
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Oct. 3 2019
Nowadays, shopping is much more than the simple act of just grabbing items off shelves and clothes off the racks. It is about convenience. Consumers want the option to be in the comfort of the... View More
Oct. 2 2019
WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service is increasing the safety and security of its collection box procedures through a modification of the long-standing Aviation Mail Security Rule, which... View More
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Oct. 2 2019
The holiday season can put a lot of stress on distribution and fulfillment networks. With massive order volumes, reduced processing times, and a scarce labor pool all pressuring operations to do more... View More
Oct. 2 2019
(AMSTERDAM) Oct. 1, 2019 – MHS (www.mhsglobal.com), a single-source provider of material handling automation and software solutions, announces two new additions to the company’s in... View More
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Oct. 2 2019
It seems obvious, but some logistics professionals still fail to realize just how badly an inefficient and poorly functioning supply chain can affect each aspect of their organizations. As companies a
Sept. 29 2019
WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service (USPS) will launch a new website Sept. 30 for small- to medium- shipping companies. The site will assist small- to medium-level shippers w... View More
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Sept. 25 2019
On Wednesday, September 25, in Geneva, Switzerland, an amendment was reached that would keep the United States as a member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), despite prevalent industry expe... View More
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Sept. 24 2019
The past five years have paved the way for a new age of retail, where stores have become omnichannel-driven showrooms, checkout has become as simple as a flick of the phone, and teeming compet... View More
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Sept. 23 2019
The transportation and logistics industry is experiencing a digital revolution. Modern technology is finally taking hold in supply chains across the world, allowing for previously unheard-of l... View More

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