Cost inflation has created a shipping bubble. If you optimize your shipping, transportation, labor and packaging operations, you’ll keep more of your profits now, and you’ll fare better than you competitors when the bears come calling.
The adoption of dimensional pricing based on size of shipping containers has been a game changer for the industry. But many companies have been slow to adjust their packaging operations to address the new reality. Here’s how you can capitalize on the changes.
IKEA is one of a handful of companies that constantly optimizes their packaging to save time, money and space. Your company can do it too but you need the right partner.
For years, we’ve been telling anyone that will listen that packaging optimization is a must. “Get on board or you will get pushed out,” is the phrase we repeat to clients, competitors, investors and friends. Amazon is about to make this a lot more real. Is your company ready?
Mark your calendars and get ready. Cyber Monday 2018 will be on Monday, November 26th. Last year’s Cyber Monday was record breaking in online sales and shipping demand. The shopping window from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday can wreak havoc on the logistics industry which should expect to see another record break year in terms of volume and speed of orders through e-commerce engines.
Packaging & Logistics Solutions (PLS) is at Parcel Forum 2018 in booth #344. Stop by to learn about how PLS can save you money with transportation, packaging optimization and much more.
Uber is one of the world’s most valuable companies with an estimated value of over $70 billion. How did it become the behemoth it is? By using a streamlined and simplified business model to disrupt an entire industry. Uberization—also known as the sharing economy—is now poised to transform the way we think about managing the supply chain.
More than ever, adopting green and socially responsible practices can help gain efficiencies and cut costs in your supply chain. In fact, corporate responsibility and green initiatives are becoming the standard of the most competitive global companies.
Are you ready for Industry 4.0? Imagine fully automated “smart factories” powered by cyber-physical systems that make decentralized decisions and control resources. Imagine cloud-based applications that provide real-time visibility to machines operating in various production lines in different locations or virtual freight forwarding.
Blockchain technology, including the idea of a digital shared ledger, has the potential to increase supply chain transparency and revolutionize supply chain auditing. Industry giants in tech and shipping such as IBM and Maersk are already deploying blockchain-based shipping systems that will digitize supply chains and track international cargo in real time.
There are a lot of out-of-the-box solutions to the supply chain problems we face today. But let’s be clear, all of the latest tech is still, mostly aimed at solving the four main areas we already understand, packaging optimization, labor optimization, shipping optimization and warehouse optimization.
In this time of digital disruption, startups, social media and the Physical Internet, the biggest obstacle to success might be a lack of digital culture. I read three statistics recently that, when taken together, gave me some clarity about innovation in the supply chain, and where the stumbling blocks to change most likely are. I’m also more convinced than ever that there is a ton of low hanging fruit that you and your organization can take advantage of.
Packaging & Logistics Solutions (PLS) has announced the appointment of global e-commerce and supply chain executive Doug Jones as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer (COO/CSO).
When a Kentucky-based e-commerce business needed to find savings in their packaging and supply chain, they didn’t know where to start. At PLS, we developed a customized e-commerce solution to their specific packaging, labor, and shipping needs which resulted in over $2 million in annual cost savings. Here’s how we did it.
Packaging optimization can seem difficult, but with the right partner, it’s a recipe for dramatic growth in profitability thanks to direct savings as well as improvements in labor optimization, transportation optimization, warehouse optimization and more.
In response to advances in the tech sector, the movement toward using autonomous vehicles is quickly advancing. From the warehouse to the customer’s house, the future is rapidly moving toward automation and it is setting the stage for a major disruption to supply chain and logistics management.
Does the introduction of robots into supply chain management have you mystified? Separate the hype from the high-tech that should be on your radar. We take a look at how robotics, drone delivery, self-driving trucks and more are changing the supply chain so that you can make strategic investments without wasting time and money.
What effect does free shipping have on e-commerce and the rest of the supply chain industry? We look into what the biggest players are doing and how you can benefit.