Archive for parcel shipping

Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Is the cloud in your future? According to this year’s survey by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, the top business drivers for adopting cloud and hybrid-cloud technology are: Business agility/flexibility – 49% Cost reduction/maximize IT investment – 43% Improved security – 37% System reliability/availability – 35% Ability to analyze/act on data – 34% Better customer […]

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Future-Proof Parcel Technology

Keeping up with consumer-driven demand can be exhausting. As consumers, we’re accustomed to being able to order almost anything we need or want, get it faster than ever, and track its every move. Great for us! But as supply chain professionals, the Amazon effect — with its omni-channel, next-day, full visibility pressures — puts a […]

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Keeping Up with the Amazon Effect: How to Future-Proof Your Parcel Technology

Steve Williamson, Director Solution Consulting at BluJay Solutions discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What exactly is the “Amazon Effect,” particularly from a parcel shipping standpoint? How is the Amazon Effect impacting the need for visibility? How is technology helping to meet this need? What new capabilities or opportunities […]

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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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