Logistics

Warehouse Rates Explained

Today’s warehouses are much more than static storage, they are hubs of high-speed activity. That movement requires labor, technology and a process of some kind to carry out. Ever wonder how warehouse fees are generated? Warehouses rates consist of two main components – storage and handling. Although, there are some projects that may require more […]

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2020: The Great Inbound Rebound

Customer experience once demanded extensive outbound optimization—often leaving inbound as an afterthought. Then COVID-19 happened. Now inbound is becoming stronger than ever, and connectivity is helping. I love my job and think the intersection of technology and the supply chain, with all of its importance and global, limitless possibilities, is both interesting and intellectually engaging. […]

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Transplace Virtual Shipper Symposium 2020: Smarter is Better

Like almost all conferences scheduled after February of this year, Transplace’s Shipper Symposium (originally scheduled for May) was held last week as a virtual conference. It was a half-day event with six sessions, four of them just 30 minutes long. To paraphrase Goldilocks, it wasn’t too long, it wasn’t too short, it was just right […]

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (October 16, 2020)

So far this year, I’ve spent over 160 hours on a bicycle, traveled 2,744 miles, and climbed almost 155,000 feet. The best statistic, however, is $26,034: the amount our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure team has raised for JDRF this year, despite all of the challenges caused by the pandemic. It’s still not too late […]

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Parcel Rates and Cost Impact in Q4 and 2021

COVID-19 created an entirely new small package shipping environment, especially when it comes to the hidden costs that come with annual increases in parcel rates. Not long ago parcel carriers were transporting 20-25% of their deliveries to residential addresses. By 2019, that number increased to about 50%. This year, 70% of all parcel carrier movements […]

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How to Use Transportation Technology to Minimize Disruptions

Even in normal times, transportation professionals have their hands full dealing with all sorts of exceptions and disruptions. The current COVID-19 pandemic is further magnifying those challenges. There is only one thing we know for certain: the transportation market will continue to change and transportation professionals will need to respond effectively to whatever changes lie […]

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Editor’s Pick: 9 Ways to Save Money on Truckload Shipping

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from Kuebix’s blog highlights nine ways companies can save money on truckload shipping. Keeping freight costs down while maintaining […]

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (October 9, 2020)

13 years. That is how long I served on our Little League board. I began when my oldest son, now a freshman in college, started playing T-ball. I coached his team, which at that age means I watched a bunch of kindergarteners run around the field chasing baseballs. I coached my son up to the […]

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Why You Can’t Ignore the Inbound Supply Chain

Considering that customers are at the tail end of the outbound supply chain, and companies across all industries are competing on customer experience, it’s not surprising that the outbound supply chain gets a bit more love and attention than the inbound side. But the fact is that supply chains end-to-end are an interconnected system, so […]

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Weather Related Service Update: Hurricane Delta

Hurricane Delta will move northward across the Gulf of Mexico and will likely approach the Louisiana coastline by late Friday with dangerous winds, life-threatening storm surge, heavy rainfall, and flooding. The remainder of the country will experience mainly tranquil conditions, although some showers and thunderstorms are expected from the Great Lakes into the Northeast through […]

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