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Data Security when Money isn’t an Object

Data breaches, ransomware and other malfeasance attributed to hackers is in the news daily. As consumers, we are directly affected by the data breaches of payment information and personal identities. Also common are the countless ransomware attacks that indiscriminately lock up data knowing that it has value to the user and that those users will […]

Delivery Competition Expands to the Weekend

E-commerce is a 24/7/365 activity, however, delivery service options have lagged until now. Thanks in part to Amazon Prime memberships, delivery time expectations have significantly changed from 5-7 business days to 2 day delivery times, in turn heating up delivery competition. If that wasn’t enough, same day delivery and even less than same day options […]

Happy Holidays: Your Shipping Rates are Going Up

It’s that time of year again when FedEx and UPS announce their rate hikes for the coming year. Not surprisingly, both FedEx and UPS noted an average rate boost of 4.9%. In addition, surcharges such as oversize, additional handling and residential delivery all will go up in 2018. For the e-commerce retailer in particular, oversize […]

The Spend Management Team Gives Back

With November quickly approaching, we will enter what is generally known as the “Season of Giving.”  It’s that time of the year where we are focused on the holidays but are also inclined to give to those most in need.  Whether it’s serving Thanksgiving dinner at a shelter, donating to Toys for Tots or playing […]

RESTORING PUERTO RICO AFTER HURICANES IRMA and MARIA

By: Major General Vincent E. Boles   “Puerto Rico is a bigger and tougher mission than Katrina. And (for Katrina) we had 20,000 federal troops, 20 ships and 40,000 National Guard.” – Army Lieutenant General Russell Honore, Leader of the Military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina on NPR More than once I have been working a logistics […]

The Autonomous Vehicle for Delivery Gets Real

The race is on among car manufacturers, startups and technology providers to build a successful autonomous vehicle. According to an Intel sponsored report produced by Strategy Analytics, autonomous vehicles will create a revenue opportunity estimated at $800 billion in 2035 to $7 trillion by 2050. Among the key findings of the report are that autonomous […]

CSCMP EDGE Conference Embraces Diversity in Supply Chain

Guest Blogger: Melissa Runge, VP of Analytical Solutions A week has passed since I attended the CSCMP EDGE conference, giving me a chance to reflect on my experience.  Before attending the conference, I was prepared for “innovative ideas, networking opportunities with professional contacts and advancing my professional skills”.   After attending a plethora of these events from all […]

A First Timer’s Perspective of Parcel Forum

Sarah Dudley, the latest to join the Spend Management (SME) family, is the team’s Sales Coordinator. A recent graduate of The University of Georgia and coach of a local high school’s women’s lacrosse team, Sarah oversees our sales group’s contracts, prospects and more. This year, Sarah joined the team at Parcel Forum for the first […]

Rates Go Up as FedEx Earnings Impacted by Cyberattack

If it wasn’t for the cyberattack on TNT global operations, FedEx would have delivered another solid earnings report. However, much of the earnings discussion focused on this risk that now takes its place among the top supply chain concerns for all global companies. FedEx estimated a $300 million negative impact on its FedEx Express division […]

Irma Leaves Downed Trees and Flooding in the Southeast, Halting Deliveries

Just a little more than a week after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Hurricane Irma rolled over Caribbean islands including Antigua, Barbadu, British, US Virgin Islands and Cuba before barreling into Florida with strong winds and rain. The huge storm spanned more than the width of the state, affecting all infrastructure and halting deliveries. Ports and […]

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