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Why Wait for that Parcel? The Growing Number of Alternative Delivery Locations

Not at home in time to pick up that package? No problem, there are a growing number of alternative delivery location options that consumers can take advantage of instead of sitting around waiting for their package to arrive. For carriers including FedEx, UPS and USPS, these alternative delivery points help to reduce the number of […]

Faster and Closer to the Customer – The 2nd Annual Global Small Parcel Report

Estimated at $190.8 billion, the global small parcel market continues to undergo vast changes. Small parcel carriers are investing heavily in sorting facilities and networks to speed final mile delivery while Amazon is taking on more of its logistics and final mile tasks. Meanwhile mergers & acquisitions continue at a steady clip to expand carriers’ […]

Rerouting Deliveries after an Interstate Collapse

A fire under a major interstate resulted in a collapse of a portion of the road leaving commuters and trucking companies scrambling for alternative routes through Atlanta. The effects of this catastrophe will be felt for quite some time as crews begin repair work. An average of 240,000 vehicles travel this route every day, of […]

Staying Alive in the Retail Industry

“Our historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists related to the company’s ability to continue as a going concern,” Sears Holdings said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result, this statement sent shockwaves throughout the retail industry as the iconic American retailer admitted it may be nearing the end of […]

Costs Weigh on FedEx Quarterly Results

Impacted by such extraneous items as negative fuel rates, one fewer operating day and TNT integration expenses, FedEx managed to squeeze out an 18.1% increase in revenue to $15 billion. They reported a 19.1% gain in operating income to $1.03 billion. However, its two largest divisions, Express and Ground, noted declines in quarterly operating income. […]

Disruption in Transportation and Delivery C-Suite Webinar

In its latest webinar, C-Suite, a private online community for business executives with VP Level careers and above, hosted our Founder and CEO, John Haber. Entitled, “Disruption in Transportation and Delivery,” the lively webinar covers a range of thought-provoking insights. Leading the discussion with how delivery is transforming, Haber highlights how ‘free’ shipping has become […]

Chinese Express Providers Look to IPOs to Move beyond the Pack

China’s small parcel market is perhaps one of the most fragmented and highly competitive markets in the world. With an estimated 8 million firms, 90% of which are small and/or individually owned, the market is faced with profitability and labor challenges. Among the largest providers of courier and express services, SF Express became the fourth […]

Optimizing the Hospital Supply Chain for Financial Success

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) anticipates overall healthcare spending will comprise 19.9% of the US economy in 2025, up from 17.8 percent in 2015. This is mostly due to the aging baby boomer generation. As debates within the government continue over a proposed revision or repeal of the Affordable Healthcare Act, […]

Poland Gets its Fifth Amazon Fulfillment Center

As Amazon builds out its US fulfillment empire, it is also expanding its reach in Europe. This week, Amazon announced its fifth fulfillment center in Poland. The e-Retailer noted that it will benefit from the country’s low wages and its geographic location. Interestingly enough, Amazon does not have e-commerce operations in Poland. Instead, Poland is […]

The Logistics of Flowers

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), US consumers are expected to spend about $18.2 billion this Valentine’s Day. That includes $2 billion on flowers and $1.7 billion on candy alone, according to estimates. Behind the scenes, preparation for the special day is a busy one for logistics providers. UPS alone transports more than 3,000 […]

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