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July 3 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a number of weak spots that have handcuffed pharmaceutical supply chains, especially outsourcing practices. Consider the following: · &n... View More
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July 2 2020
GMT’s fifth annual Benchmark Report, The Impact of Brand Strategy on Parcel Transportation, is here. And there’s a lot of data and insights to explore, ranging from influential industry... View More
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July 1 2020
A large percentage of e-retailers in the US fulfill orders from a single distribution center. Not only does this strategy limit delivery speed and increase parcel shipping costs, it creates a... View More
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June 30 2020
There are two major changes occurring July 1 that will have severe implications for some while providing others with great opportunities to grow their businesses. First, let’s take a look a... View More
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June 29 2020
In this column, we usually discuss freight. However, in this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will explore a question relating to people, specifically, whether a governmental authority can legally fo
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June 26 2020
There’s nothing more important right now than preparation, as evidenced by how COVID-19 took us by surprise. However, the upcoming peak season is a known occurrence (even though it could loo... View More
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June 24 2020
The challenges of 2020 so far, as the world battles the global pandemic of COVID-19, have been unprecedented. The past few years have offered many challenges for logistics professionals, such... View More
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June 22 2020
In a world where two-day, next day, and same-day delivery options are the norm, today’s customers expect more now than ever. A business’s ability to adapt and grow to meet the ever-changin
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June 19 2020
When it comes to shipping costs, much of the conversation revolves around package weight and destination. The heavier it is, or the further it travels, the more it will cost a business to ship... View More
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June 17 2020
It’s official: e-commerce and direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping are more than just trends and continue to steadily grow. For consumer goods importers and distributors on the fence, it’s... View More
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June 16 2020
It is no secret that regional carriers are gathering steam as the push for faster and cheaper delivery continues. Regional carriers have capitalized on the weak points of major carriers (such as peak... View More
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June 15 2020
Sustainability has earned its place among other social priorities like education and national security. Our actions over the next few years will define the long-term livability of earth. Taking quick... View More
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June 11 2020
There is no doubt that supply chains will lead businesses out of the coronavirus pandemic. But, in order to become a leader among the pack, supply chains will need to embrace technologies that allow... View More
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June 10 2020
Historically logistics has operated behind the scenes. Today, with the global adoption of sweeping measures to control the spread of coronavirus, it’s on the front lines. The impact... View More
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June 9 2020
There are tremendous demands placed on IT departments at logistics companies today, which must operate within the constraints of an allotted budget. One of the most difficult business demands to get r
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June 4 2020
Employees working remotely is not a new concept. In fact, in 2019, 54% of US workers worked remotely at least once per month, 48% worked off-site at least once per week, and 30% worked re... View More
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June 4 2020
Last-mile delivery providers are used to moving quickly and being flexible. Many are strategically located in densely populated cities, allowing distribution in urban environments to run quickly. In t
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June 2 2020
Keeping up with all the software and systems options to get your products from order entry to final delivery is a daunting task. If it is time to update or upgrade your parcel shipping operation... View More
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June 2 2020
As the e-commerce explosion continues to shape the way shippers reach their customers, regional carriers and lastmile carriers are becoming a bigger and bigger part of many organizations’ carr... View More
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June 2 2020
The deep, guttural sound of a delivery truck grows exponentially louder as it hurries its way towards you. Its pending arrival evokes high levels of anticipation and giddiness. A beat later, e... View More

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