Oct. 26 2015
We're often asked, "How often should I negotiate with my carrier"? Or "I'm only in the second year of a three-year term with my carrier, so I need to hold off on negotiating my contract until it expires,... View More
Sept. 21 2015
Just about everywhere you turn these days someone has something to say about current and impending Supply Chain labor shortages. Boeing estimates a global shortage of 533,000 pilots over the next 20 years.... View More
June 18 2015
With so much focus on the recent changes to dimensional weight logic we want to be sure we do not overlook an equally impactful area concerning actual versus billed weights — Minimum Billable Weight... View More
April 29 2015
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,... View More
Feb. 22 2015
Parcel folks seeking wisdom could learn a lot from an unexpected source — the cockpit! Much like supply chain management today, the 1930s were a time of transition for air transportation from its... View More
Dec. 8 2014
Most of us have seen the footage of the UPS or FedEx guy tossing a package over a fence or onto someone’s porch. In fact, if you search “driver throws package” on YouTube, you’ll... View More
Sept. 26 2014
How many of you just read that title and thought, “What do you mean ‘versus’? The fee isn’t the same?” Not only is it not the same, but also the Ground Residential fee carries... View More
Sept. 21 2014
In early May, FedEx announced it was moving to dimensional weight pricing for all ground shipments in 2015. Signaling a possible shift in how carriers price shipments, the move left many shippers wondering... View More
June 22 2014
As the second quarter of 2014 continues, your finance department should be looking at your increasing transportation costs and reviewing how much your company was affected by the annual rate increase put... View More
April 28 2014
The value of attending conferences is significant: Learn from a combination of expert and peer-led presentations on trends and strategies to improve processes, enhance quality, reduce costs and do your... View More
March 23 2014
As this is being written, most of us in the supply chain world are still waiting for explanations of what went wrong this past Christmas season at UPS. Did e-tailers and UPS not share forecasts? Did large... View More
Sept. 24 2013
As a transportation or logistics manager, one of your many responsibilities includes making sure your parcel contracts are in good shape, which covers having favorable rates and lowering risks and liabilities.... View More
Aug. 22 2013
It may appear odd to bring up the topic of preparing for the holiday peak season when we are so far away from the traditional peak shipping period. In order to make impactful changes though, one needs... View More
June 24 2013
As we all know, free shipping offers aren’t free. Yet, most shippers feel compelled to extend free shipping to their customers, especially during peak season and for promotional purposes. The challenge... View More
April 21 2013
We know the value of shipping with the Big Two. What many shippers may not realize are the benefits of looking outside the box of the Big Two and utilizing an alternate carrier that specializes in residential... View More
Dec. 5 2012
While being able to mitigate the General Rate Increase is the hope of every shipper, organizations must take the opportunity to evaluate all aspects of their carrier agreement and structure it so that... View More
May 23 2012
I just finished reading The Vested Way: How a “What’s In It for We” Mindset Revolutionizes Business Relationships by Kate Vitasek and Karl Manrodt. This invaluable e-book got... View More
April 10 2012
Groupon might have made group purchasing popular in recent years, but the concept has been around for much longer than most people realize. Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) can be traced all the way... View More
Feb. 9 2012
If you’ve ever used a travel pricing website to plan your vacation, used a realtor to buy a house or called 1-800-GOFEDEX, then you know the routine., Century 21, Convergys –... View More
Dec. 12 2011
It’s commonly known that shipping companies like FedEx and UPS extend deep discounts to volume shippers like Amazon, Dell and Wal-Mart. But what cost-effective shipping alternatives are available... View More