Is Your Retail Supply Chain up to the Challenge?

New age customers place emphasis on personalized experience and speed of service Growing competition from global retailers and manufacturers selling directly to masses Fulfilment centers are evolving to support e-commerce like parcel delivery centers, return processing centres and using stores as fulfilment center Development of newer delivery models like store-to-home, click-to-collect, drive-through, lockers and pickup boxes at stores Retailers are reducing costs by optimizing supply chain costs, developing private labels and offshoring support functions & analytics services.

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The Parcel Consultant LLC

Helping companies develop innovative and refined direct to consumer shipping practices. Consultation in carrier and service selection, key performance indicators (KPIs), packaging and return options to achieve financial and service goals. Guidance on best in class carrier contract and rate negotiation to lower shipping costs. Project management for shipping software selection, shipping software implementation, order fulfillment site identification, fulfillment site preparation, holiday planning, holiday execution, drop ship program development and 3PL opportunity investigation.

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2015 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index shared by nikkidavis on Jan 20, 2015 in Economy 2015 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index

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Look for more balanced growth from emerging markets in 2015. Markets in Southeast Asia, the Gulf and Sub-Saharan Africa, along with large “next-tier” economies Indonesia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Mexi

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The High Shift Scenario for Global Transportation

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The new report, A Global High Shift Scenario, produced by from ITDP and the University of California, Davis, is the first study to examine how major changes in transport investments worldwide would affect urban passenger transport emissions, as well as the mobility of different income groups.

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Infographic: Big Gaps in Supply Chain Talent

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Supply Chain Talent infographic showing the current concern of mid-management vacancies and a declining pool of supply chain talent. Supply Chain Talent, The Missing Link research report (November 2012) by Supply Chain Insights.

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Logistics of Sustainability

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Sustainability is what we deliver every day at UPS. It's a commitment to our customers and our employees. It's the responsibility we have to the communities we live in, as well as to the planet we live on. At UPS, sustainability is at the center of all we do.

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Improving Highway Safety, Sustainability and Economic Security

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69% of all freight tonnage was moved by truck in 2013. That is 9.7 billion tons of freight; more than three times the amount moved by rail, water and air combined. 1982 was the last time congress established the length standard for a twin trailer at 28 ft.

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Optimize Your Parcel Operations

Infographic | December 28, 2016

Large volume parcel shippers generally have a significant transportation budget. This spend, however, often goes unmonitored just because of the sheer amount of paperwork required to track invoices and payments. Not optimizing and auditing your parcel operations can lead to a storm of potential risks, from non-compliance to multiple payments of the same invoice to someone fraudulently using your account numbers for their own benefit. It takes a team of parcel logistics experts – and total visibility across your transportation operations – to mitigate these risks.

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Spotlight

The Parcel Consultant LLC

Helping companies develop innovative and refined direct to consumer shipping practices. Consultation in carrier and service selection, key performance indicators (KPIs), packaging and return options to achieve financial and service goals. Guidance on best in class carrier contract and rate negotiation to lower shipping costs. Project management for shipping software selection, shipping software implementation, order fulfillment site identification, fulfillment site preparation, holiday planning, holiday execution, drop ship program development and 3PL opportunity investigation.

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