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Using Logistics Technology to Improve Shipping Operations: Part 1

  Logistics companies are often criticized for being slower to adopt new technology as compared to other industries. Whether or not this is completely true, it is accurate that every company has a tight IT budget. New operations systems can eat away a large part of that budget. Performing a cost/benefit
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3 Serious Reasons Your Freight Rates Are Out of Whack With the Market

  Managing carriers and negotiating contracts are things most logistics managers take a lot of pride in. The problem is they also require a lot of maintenance once done making them areas these same managers can get complacent about. Logistics and carrier rates, in particular, are very dynamic markets. This means that
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Making Sense of the New Peak Season Surcharges

Shippers need to be aware of recent developments with small parcel rates. UPS, and to a lesser extent FedEx, have announced “Peak Season Surcharges” that are raising the cost of shipping during the key holiday shipping period later this year. Who is affected? The intended target of the surcharges is clearly ecommerce
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