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March 4 2020
A light snow is falling in Memphis on what is one of the coldest New Year’s Days on record. Earth has just completed another extraordinary trip around the Sun. Ed Sheeran has the most popula... View More
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March 3 2020
The supply chain will never be immune to disruptions — some things are simply unpredictable. But as 2020 progresses, one thing is certain: the ability to rapidly innovate and adapt will be v... View More
March 2 2020
Today, shippers need to be nimble and must continuously analyze existing processes to optimize and stay competitive. This makes it critical to leverage the right partner to ensure wasteful spend... View More
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March 2 2020
As recently as just a couple of years ago, the term “delivery experience” was little more than an industry buzzword, often prefaced by “the Amazon effect” or “the e-commerce... View More
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Feb. 27 2020
Thanks primarily to Amazon (and the explosive growth of Amazon Prime), consumers in 2020 are conditioned to expect that virtually anything bought online can be shipped for free. That’s true... View More
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Feb. 25 2020
We are living through the most dynamic transportation environment in recent memory. The parcel carriers, in particular, are in a state of flux, with large shifts in service offerings, strategic allian
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Feb. 19 2020
Too many e-retailers and direct selling companies view parcel shipping as a commoditized cost of doing business that they have limited ability to influence. That’s a mistake. There are many cost-sav
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Feb. 18 2020
In today’s highly competitive retail market, the focus is on getting your product to a customer in the fastest, most convenient way possible. The challenge for most shippers is that consumer... View More
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Feb. 14 2020
Global commerce and shipping can be complex. However, expanding your market internationally can be exceptionally lucrative, so it would be unwise to let hesitation and fear hold you back. Since the ri
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Feb. 12 2020
Speed – consumers want it and businesses need it. Wireless companies are working to improve their cellular speed to meet customers’ demands of faster service. Airlines are working to impro
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Feb. 10 2020
Another year, another major carrier rate increase, as UPS and FedEx continue to raise their list rates for transportation charges and accessorial charges, as well as implementing new methods to squeez
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Feb. 6 2020
Most businesses can probably count on one hand the number of times a carrier invoice has come back lower than expected. You may have great rates, but somehow your shipping costs are still kill... View More
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Feb. 4 2020
Amazon has taught me I don’t have to wait for my next two-pack of ravioli cutter stamps, so if you can’t get them to me in under two hours, I know someone else who can. It’s 2020,... View More
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Feb. 3 2020
This past fall, the US unemployment rate fell to near-historic lows of 3.5%. While that’s great news for the economy and for workers, it’s bad news for organizations who find themselves paying... View More
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Jan. 27 2020
Do you ever feel that since you’re a low-volume shipper, you can’t get the shipping rates, discounts, and savings your larger competitors do? Although a higher shipping volume can have a... View More
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Jan. 23 2020
The age of the digital supply chain is here. How do we know? More than 1,000 industry leaders across manufacturing and distribution supply chains have said so in a survey that inform... View More
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Jan. 21 2020
The battle for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is underway as logistics providers, including FedEx and UPS, introduce new services to attract this segment. The allure of this group of... View More
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Jan. 16 2020
Whatever your needs or requirements are, a solid partnership with a TMS provider can help you take your operation to the next level. To see some of the leading solution providers in this space, downlo
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Jan. 13 2020
When Gartner conducts its annual Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Survey, we ask respondents to state their top three external challenges that affect their organization’s supply... View More
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Jan. 9 2020
Every year, it's interesting to look back and see what topics our readers were most interested in. We hope you enjoy this recap of the top 10 most-read pieces on our site... View More

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