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Jun 25

2012

How to Prepare for the FedEx Mid-Year Rate Increase

Posted: Jun 25, 2012

If you haven’t heard yet, FedEx announced a mid-year rate increase by 6.9% on July 9th, 2012.  This rate increase is not uncommon, happening already at the beginning of the year with rate increases from both major carriers.  However, the question that is sure to appear on many people’s mind is how this rate increase will affect their business.  In past years, these rate increases heavily...

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Jun 15

2012

Looking Closer at Shipping Technology

Posted: Jun 15, 2012

There are some difficulties for companies to compensate both their traditional mentality of what works versus the fast-moving digital technology that evolves and changes on a daily basis.  However, it’s important for all companies to be aware of the evolving technology around them not only to be in the know with what’s current but also what can help your company both reduce shipping costs ...

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Jun 08

2012

Social Media in the Supply Chain

Posted: Jun 08, 2012

Digital technology is an integral part of any business, especially in the supply chain.  Fairly obvious inclusions, as we discussed previously, include tablets and smart devices for easier visibility and tracking.  However, one interesting area of digital technology that has been murky for supply chain managers and shipping oriented businesses is the concept of social media.  Is tweeting or ...

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Jun 01

2012

Innovation in the Supply Chain

Posted: Jun 01, 2012

Although supply chains may seem like a quiet space and rigid to traditions, there are many different innovations from all sorts of industrial and technological changes that are aimed to improve and optimize supply chains worldwide.  These different advances range from the transportation sector to the cloud, giving a wide range of disciplines a chance to improve supply chains and logistics for ...

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May 25

2012

Methods to Manage Problems within Your Supply Chain

Posted: May 25, 2012

We’ve previously discussed risk management in the supply chain and the importance of understanding globalized disasters and the best preparation for it.  In this blog post, we wanted to explore some of the more minute details supply chain managers have their hands full with, not only, the day-to-day operations and efficiency of the supply line but also quicker problems that crop up on a dail...

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