At this point, it fair to say that the strength of the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Shipping and Package business, especially the parcel component, can be viewed as “the light in the forest” for USPS, amid its constant state of financial issues. These financial issues are well documented, to be sure, and were highlighted…
October volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) saw strong growth, according to data respectively issued by each port this week.
Managing order fulfillment operations in the age of e-commerce means coping with all aspects of “more” for the customer.
October shipments, at 1.224, were up 6.2% annually and down 1.4% compared to September, and October expenditures, at 2.919, were up 12% compared to October 2017 and down 2.4% compared to September.
Rail carloads, at 281,675, eked out a 0.1% annual increase, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 285,361, rose 2.6% compared to the same week last year.
On Monday, November 12, Stan Lee, writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel Comics died. Working closely with Jack Kirby at Marvel, Lee created some of the most iconic superheroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Ant-Man, and more. Over the course of his career, he would…
For many leadership teams, ballooning distribution and transportation costs are a silent peril. A small, well-designed distribution network can operate more efficiently than a large one.
Many warehouse management systems (WMS) can do the basics like manage receiving and put away, some order picking, handle replenishment, or support radio-frequency picking, but in today’s world, a basic WMS doesn’t deliver the needed edge.
Commerce reported that October retail sales, at $511.5 billion, were up 0.8% compared to September, with a 4.6% increase compared to October 2017. Retail trade sales were up 0.9% compared to September and up 4.3% annually, and non-store retailers, which include e-commerce sales, rose 12.1%. NRF reported that October retail sales increased 0.4% compared to…
The IoT has also quickly become an integral part of supply chains. It provides us with the advantage of using systems already in place, such as our smartphones or supply chain execution platforms, to expand our capabilities for more responsive and manageable supply networks.