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Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

Nothing in life is free — and this includes free shipping, which has become an albatross around the necks of most retailers and parcel carriers. Parcel shipping is the fastest-growing logistics sector. According to CSCMP’s Annual State of Logistics Report published this week, “while overall transportation costs fell 0.7 percent last year, spending on package […]

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Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. As a result, cutting and controlling costs became the top priority for supply chain executives. Today, however, cost management is a given — it’s what every supply chain executive is expected to do. Therefore, how do you […]

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Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

Is Amazon a disruptor or a distraction for the logistics industry? That was the main question I addressed during my keynote presentation at the SMC3 Connections Conference last month, one of the leading events for transportation and logistics professionals. The question was triggered by all of the logistics-related moves Amazon continues to make, as evidenced […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 22-26, 2016)

It was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to the items that caught my attention: Same-Day Delivery Startup Deliv Gets Funding Boost From UPS (WSJ – sub. req’d) Now Amazon’s Free Shipping Will Cost You at Least $49 (Wired) With new law, U.S. takes on slavery by […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 11-15, 2015)

According to a survey of 2,000 office workers conducted by management software developer AtTask and market research firm Harris Interactive, people spend 45 percent of their time at work doing this. Can you guess? Answer at the end of the post. In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Alibaba Group Announces Strategic Investment in […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 10-14, 2014)

The iPad is replacing paper in many areas of life, except one, as this funny video points out. Now, on to this week’s news… IBS Partners with Fast-Growing MercuryGate for Transportation Management Solutions Menlo Launch Freight Brokerage Service in Europe DOT Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency, Safety in Commercial Bus & Truck […]

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