Archive for parcel shipping

This Week in Logistics News (June 19-23, 2017)

It’s the last day of school, so lot’s of excitement here at home. With little time to spare this morning, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Deal for Whole Foods Seen as Ideal for Urban Pickup and Delivery Hubs (WSJ – sub. req’d) Wal-Mart to Vendors: Get […]

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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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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

It’s hard to believe that we’re more than a quarter of the way through 2016 already — and that it’s snowing here in Boston today, the first Monday in April. Mother Nature has hit the pause button on spring, but hopefully she’ll press the play button again, and the sun and warmth will return in […]

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Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Parcel is becoming a more important transportation mode for manufacturers and retailers due to the rapid growth of e-commerce and other factors, which is driving greater demand for parcel solutions and services. What differentiates parcel from the other transportation modes? What are some of the unique complexities involved? “Unlike other modes, like less-than-truckload and truckload […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 8-12, 2016)

Driverless vehicles and package delivery dominated the supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it: Google wants to deliver packages from self-driving trucks (Quartz) Self-Driving Cars Clear a Hurdle, With Computer Called Driver (WSJ – sub. req’d) Amazon Building Global Delivery Business to Take On Alibaba (BloombergBusiness) Amazon expands logistics […]

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It Isn’t That Simple: Managing the Complexities of Parcel Shipping

Parcel is becoming a more important transportation mode for manufacturers and retailers, due to the rapid growth of e-commerce and other factors, which is driving greater demand for parcel solutions and services. Incorporating parcel into your transportation operations, however, is not a trivial task, especially from a technology perspective. What differentiates parcel from the other […]

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