Archive for UPS

2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

With the 2018 General Rate Increase (GRI), FedEx and UPS are further “tightening the vise” for oversize packages. What Has Changed? Below is a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 parameters for oversize shipments: Overall, not only are fees increasing to $80 list for both carriers, but the definitions are tightening, and the minimum billable weight […]

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Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Over the past couple of years, we have published many blog posts and produced several video episodes on supply chain digital transformation (see our archives). What’s becoming clear, however, is that digital supply chain transformation is not enough; companies also have to transform their physical supply chain networks to adequately meet the more demanding challenges […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 18-22, 2018)

Earlier this month, I retired my old headshot photo and starting using a new one. Today, I’m temporarily replacing it with this drawing of me that my daughter — the one heading to college this fall — drew way back when she was 2 years old. Remarkably, although 16 years have gone by, I look […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 4-8, 2018)

I graduated from high school 30 years ago. I was co-valedictorian, but if you ask me what I spoke about that day, I honestly don’t remember — other than a vague recollection of either me or my classmate referencing Billy Joel’s song, “This Is the Time,” in our speech. What I know for sure is […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 21-25, 2018)

“Papi, I think I left my school bag at the baseball field,” my son tells me at 10:00 pm last night, as I’m trying to write this post and get packed for our annual Memorial Day weekend pilgrimage to Baseball Heaven for a tournament. “Are you kidding me?!” He wasn’t kidding. So I put on […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. But it’s no joke, it’s true. Whether it’s preventing out-of-stocks of critical household items or making sure the kids are delivered on time in full to wherever they need to be, she keeps our supply chain running as […]

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