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4 Essential Warehouse Automation Tools to Help Shippers Improve Profitability

The rapid growth of ecommerce is re-shaping the supply chain. Today, manufacturers, distribution and fulfillment centers, and transportation companies are all scrambling to keep up with rising shipment volumes and ever-shrinking delivery windows. How are they doing it? Well, in part, by investing in automated warehouse solutions designed to improve productivity, reduce waste, and increase profitability. In fact, according to …

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How to Choose a Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Warehouse management systems can increase inventory visibility, improve order fulfilment, enable automated data collection, and generally boost productivity across your operation. But, with so many options available, choosing the best system for your needs can be a challenge. So, whether you’re looking to update an old WMS, or invest in your company’s first warehouse management solution, we’ve put together a …

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3 Strategies to Help You Reduce & Refute Re-Class Fees

Like parcel and air freight carriers, LTLs are looking less at what you’re shipping and more at how big it is. Space is the name of the game, and carriers are doing everything they can to make sure they’re getting paid for the amount that’s being used on their trailers. This includes employing automated dimensioning technologies, which according to some …

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LTL vs Parcel Hundredweight – Which Service is Right for You?

Less-than-truckload shipping and parcel hundredweight services both have their advantages. This article looks at the differences between these two services to help you decide which method to choose and when. But First, What are Parcel Hundredweight® and Multiweight® Programs? Parcel Hundredweight® is a service offered by the United Parcel Service (UPS), whereby shippers can ship non-palletized, multi-package shipments to all …

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Dropshipping – Is Dropshipping Right For Your Business?

In a traditional supply chain, companies field orders and fulfill them from inventory they have in stock. This includes picking, packaging and shipping the order out to the customer. Obviously, this fulfillment method requires significant overhead. The costs to keep product on hand (inventory), store it safely (warehousing), and fulfill orders (labor, packaging and shipping) can be prohibitive for smaller …

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Automated Dimensioning – The Key to Efficient Warehouse Management?

Inaccurate measurements and transposition errors are common pitfalls when trying to measure incoming and outgoing freight by hand. And both open your Transportation Management Systems (TMS) and Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) up to bad data, which can limit their effectiveness and compromise the efficiency of your warehouse or distribution center. Automated dimensioners can eliminate these issues, supplying transportation and warehouse …

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Reduce LTL Shipping Costs: 7 Strategies to Implement

No matter how much you spend on less-than-truckload shipping, you probably feel like you could be spending less. And guess what? You probably could be. In this article, we’ll lay out seven strategies to help you reduce spending on LTL services and run a more cost-effective operation. 1) Consolidate with Other Shippers One surefire way to lower your LTL spend …

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5 Tips to Reduce Packaging Waste

Companies are always looking for ways to cut costs and run lighter; and reducing packaging waste is one area where many companies can improve. When you reduce packaging waste, in most cases, you’re also shrinking the footprint of your freight, which helps you save space in your warehouse or distribution center, lowers your spend on packing materials, and can even …

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DIM-Weight Pricing: Correcting 3 Common Misconceptions

Instead of determining shipping rates based on a combination of density, stow-ability, ease of handling and liability – the case under the NMFC’s class based pricing system – LTL carriers in the United States are turning to a simpler way of calculating rates – dimensional-weight pricing. Since the transition began, however, many shippers have seen their shipping costs rise, which …

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Measuring Your LTL Freight? You Should Be

In 2015, FedEx and UPS moved to dimensional-weight pricing on most parcel shipments, and now less-than-truckload carriers are following suit. Major LTL operations like YRC Freight, XPO Logistics, FedEx, UPS, Estes Express Lines, Old Dominion Freight Line, and others are starting or planning to start offering dimensional-weight pricing as an option for their customers. On top of that, carriers are …

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3 Under the Radar Ways Pallet Dimensioners Help Freight Forwarders Improve Operations

Carriers and shippers might be the most prolific users of parcel and pallet dimensioning equipment, but they aren’t the only ones who can benefit from an automated measuring solution. Recently, freight forwarders have started to jump on board, and they’re seeing benefits they may or may not have planned for. Smoother Shipment Consolidation Inaccurate measurements, whether supplied by the customer …

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FreightSnap Launches New FS 5000 XL Dimensioner

Lenexa, KS. March 23, 2018 – FreightSnap, a leading provider of automated dimensioning systems, is excited to introduce a new pallet dimensioner, the FS 5000 XL, which is designed to measure large palletized and irregular-shaped freight in less than 3 seconds with an accuracy of plus or minus a half of an inch. The new dimensioner has been certified in …