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Parcel Express

WHITE PAPER
By SCMR Staff · April 12, 2017
With operational efficiency and flexibility so crucial to success, Quintiq parcel and express solution is an integrated set of advanced and adaptive planning system that is optimized for the industry.
By Jeff Berman · February 9, 2017
For the quarter, the USPS posted a net loss of roughly $200 million, a figure which it said excludes the effects of a $1.7 billion change in its workers compensation liability triggered by interest rate fluctuations. And it added that controllable income came in at $522 million, which was down $735 million compared to $1.3 billion a year ago, with operating revenue down $155 million or 0.8 percent
By Jeff Berman · March 11, 2016
As e-commerce delivery pressures continue to dramatically alter the service landscape, our panelists offer practical advice for how shippers can re-adjust their packaging and better understand carrier needs—as well as their own.
By Peter Moore · March 1, 2016
While the U.S. economic engine is slowly sputtering ahead, the two major parcel carriers—UPS and FedEx—have announced substantial increases again this year. Both companies continue to raise prices in sync—and well in excess of inflation.
By Jeff Berman · February 1, 2015
Our parcel experts take a deep dive into the marketplace and explore potential changes in service, the ongoing impact of e-commerce, and, of course, ever-rising rates that are projected to hit their highest levels ever this year.
By Peter Moore · February 1, 2015
Recently, I had to stop at my post office and get a signature before moving my mailbox about 60 feet down the street. I brought along photos so that the postmaster didn’t have to drive out and survey the area. She was agreeable, but requested that my neighbors and I get bigger mailboxes.
By Jeff Berman · February 1, 2014
Our distinguished trio of analysts provides insight into current parcel market trends and suggests that now, more than ever, high-volume parcel shippers need to carefully vet their providers, comparison shop, and match service levels to actual needs.
By Patrick Burnson · February 1, 2013
In early January, the United States Postal Service (USPS) called on Congress for postal legislation in an effort to become solvent—a statement the comes on the heels of the USPS saying that it many not be able to wait for Congress to act.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2012
While transportation and logistics bellwethers UPS and FedEx are well-established in all corners of the world, one area where their presences could be even greater felt is China.
By Jeff Berman · March 15, 2012
Express delivery and logistics services provider DHL said yesterday it has invested $47 million to expand its Americas hub facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport (CVG) in an effort to meet the growing needs of its international shipping customers.
By Jeff Berman · February 9, 2012
The first quarter of the fiscal year 2012 continued where fiscal year 2011 ended for the United States Postal Service—with a significant loss.
By Jeff Berman · January 4, 2012
While it has only been a few months since Seattle-based EquaShip made its entrance into the parcel sector marketplace, the company appears to be highly committed to making itself a cost-efficient alternative for shippers that traditionally turn to the parcel duopoly of FedEx and UPS.
By Jeff Berman · January 1, 2012
Our distinguished panel tells shippers to expect to pay more for parcel services, be on the lookout for competition among existing carriers, and keep your eyes open for new regional entrants.
By Jeff Berman · December 5, 2011
FedEx Ground and FedEx Home delivery rates will increase by a net average of 4.9 percent.
By Jeff Berman · March 15, 2011
USPS officials said that upon ratification by union membership-expected-in the next two months, this deal will run through May 20, 2015 and impact roughly 205,000 employees.

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