Most people opt for ground shipping for one simple reason; it is inexpensive. Aside from the low cost, it is also a fairly tried and true method of delivery for the most part. In fact, ground shipping was the original and standard supply chain method of operation before the concept of overnight express delivery was

Utilizing multiple warehouses usually means improved order fulfillment abilities. However, it also increases the potential for mistakes. Weighing the needs of today’s consumers is something that all retailers struggle with in some regard. Modern customers are used to the creature comforts that multiple online options. However, they don’t want to pay for this luxury.  To

The Department of Transportation (DOT) conducts an annual inspection program that is commonly referred to as Blitz Week. The aim of Blitz Week is the inspection of all over the road equipment and the drivers who use it. The name, however, is a bit of a misnomer as Blitz Week actually only runs over a

We’ve previously talked about how warehouses can take a few basic steps to more easily get through a large holiday season rush… without completely falling apart. In that blog post, we covered the 3 basics; testing your warehouse operations ahead of time, educating staff on best ways to operate during the increased order volume of

The global supply chain must evolve to thrive. That evolution may come in the form of changes in order fulfillment, improving freight efficiency, or going green. And 9 times out of 10, these changes are spurred on by global supply chain trends.  These are also known as globalization trends. As we prepare to enter a

Every year for the past 10 years, The Chicago Tribune has worked with Energage to rank workplaces in the Chicago area through employee surveys. These surveys assess everything from work-life balance to confidence in company leadership. And every year, 150 companies from those surveys are awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Chicago Tribune. To

Warehouses can sometimes feel like a gigantic maze and treasure hunt all rolled into one. As workers dart back and forth picking orders, trying to locate those items can be one of the most stressful parts of the task. The constant back and forth all across the warehouse is simply inefficient and if not done

UPS is nothing short of a global giant that has revolutionized ground parcel delivery. And to continue along that path, they have recently entered into a multiyear agreement to expand its natural gas fleet; according to a company-distributed press release in October 2019. The expansion includes the purchase of more than 6,000 natural gas-powered delivery

Automation is spreading rapidly throughout the logistics world. From the integration of robotic technology to WMS platforms that streamline order fulfillment, automation plays a prominent role in warehouses across the globe. In fact, a recent LogisticsIQ market research study revealed that the global warehouse automation market will nearly double in just a few short years.

Most mistakes are easily rectifiable. But when freight bill errors become an issue, they can really add up over time.  A leading cause of invoice mistakes is human error. In fact, most mistakes can be contributed to nothing more than inaccurate billing info listed for customers. However, there are other times when these errors are

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