UPS 2019 GRI

Posted Dec 07, 2018

United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS), will increase shipping rates effective December 26th, 2019 by an average of 4.9% for UPS Ground, UPS Air & International services while UPS Freight rates will increase by an average of 4.9% on December 27th, 2018. The change will impact the following:... Read more

Technology Delivers Visibility to Manage, Control & Lower Freight Costs

Posted Nov 19, 2018

As organizations grow, leadership teams frequently look for ways to operate more efficiently and better engage with customers. Organizations that are operating the same way they did just two years ago are falling behind. Truly, technology and systems continue to evolve rapidly to improve business practices. Specifically, the use of freight management technology presents a wealth of opportunities for those in manufacturing, retail and distribution―from automating processes to improving customer service. The Director of Logistics is well positioned to see across internal departments and introduce technology that delivers powerful impacts on the bottom line. Let’s examine the benefits of implementing industry-leading technology and knowledge as well as the next steps the Director of Logistics can take before year-end.... Read more

How the Evolving Role of Director of Logistics is Impacting the Business Landscape

Posted Oct 30, 2018

The Director of Logistics role has evolved. Whiles this management position was traditionally responsible for "pushing boxes out the back door," that transactional role has truly transformed into a more strategic player within organizations. For instance, technology has caused a true disruption of the supply chain, presenting the Director of Logistics with opportunities to gain insight into customer preferences, expedite delivery and streamline operations. This management position now plays a central role in strengthening the supply chain to positively influence customers and manage one of the largest spends within a company.... Read more

Five Departments Affected By Logistics in Every Company

Posted Oct 02, 2018

Logistics is a term that increasingly encompasses a wide range of tasks and subject areas. More than ever, investments in the supply chain of an organization touch nearly every department in that organization. When we started in 1978, most of our interactions with shippers occurred in the warehouse, where products flow in from vendors and out to customers, or in the accounting department, where the freight bills get paid. In 2018, there is hardly a department that our technology, service offerings, or expertise doesn’t touch.... Read more

4 Current Trends in Logistics Used by Best-in-Class Companies

Posted Sep 26, 2018

With greater demand for product customization and next day delivery, leadership teams across the United States continue to seek ways to expedite production and distribution while minimizing costs across the board. The evolution of the logistics industry has clearly been impacted, bringing cost efficiencies and savings for companies to apply to the bottom line. Four key trends in logistics management should be harnessed by companies, especially in manufacturing and distribution, to enhance the bottom line.... Read more

Cost Visibility - Information is King

Posted Aug 22, 2018

Many times, shippers are either unable to properly identify their true costs or it’s a hassle to apply them to the proper GL codes. Traditional accounting methods and spreadsheets prove insufficient for breaking down logistics costs to the product or item level. When access to details about your freight costs is limited, it’s incredibly challenging to manage costs.... Read more