As retailers compete for the perfect delivery experience and consumers continue to pay premiums for speed and reliability, last-mile delivery is key for growth and profitability.
This story explores the strategies that expedited carriers use to deliver freight within the tight time windows their customers require.
By utilizing nVision Global’s Impact TMS, a shipper saved more than €34,000,000 by avoiding expedited freight costs. The company improved transportation planning, optimization capabilities, workflow management, and exception handling.
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The best way shippers and consignees can accommodate speed and reliability is to practice demand-driven logistics.
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Expedited shipping modes are a crucial part of shippers’ planned transportation strategies.
Expedited services transport cargo by air, sea, or ground to meet shippers’ demands for consistent, on-time delivery with short lead times.
Traffic congestion and infrastructure limitations can complicate shipment deliveries in major cities. Carriers such as DHL and UPS use network engineering, communication tools, and contingency planning to ensure they meet customer needs.
UPS My Choice, a new direct-to-home delivery service, turns consumers into inbound logistics practitioners.
Logistics technology helps turbo-charged expedited carriers move freight for shippers with an extreme need for speed. Con-way Truckload, FedEx Custom Critical, Old Dominion Freight Line, Schneider National, and UPS share their perspectives.
FedEx primary package facility processes 2,500 items an hour. A behind-the-scenes look reveals how the bustling facility operates.
When expediting shipments, visibility, communication, and customer service get into gear.
Shippers must consider multiple factors when they work with service providers to move expedited freight.
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For U.S. companies, cross-border regulations, varying border operating hours, and differing procedures for both import and export may complicate shipping and cause significant supply chain delays. One way to manage the complexity is by using an expedited carrier.
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Mobile weighing technologies meet the emerging “need for speed” trend by providing a means of weighment at the point of loading and unloading. They do this while at the same time immediately communicating a wealth of specific business and logistical data, eliminating inefficient traffic patterns, and improving safety by reducing traffic congestion.
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To better understand when shippers should send their packages during the holiday season, GrandCanals, the market leader in analytics-driven fulfillment, is launching an AI-powered website at where companies can view holiday ship-by predictions for 2018, updated nightly. These predictions are determined by artificial intelligence and consider both historical and current shipping trends across the GrandCanals Delivery Performance tracking network.
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