As the COVID-19 virus spreads throughout the world, the shipping industry continues to play a vital role in distributing medical supplies, food, and daily necessities worldwide.
- Amazon deliveries are overwhelmed amid the COVID-19 outbreak
- The company announces it is hiring for 100,000 new positions
- You can still order a swimsuit
- Truckers told to keep their distance
Same-day, even two-day delivery not guaranteed
Amazon.com Prime Now and Amazon Fresh are straining under the recent demand for delivery services. With entire cities being ordered to shelter in place, few consumers are venturing out to brick and mortar stores during the health crisis. Nor should they.
Rising transportation costs, capacity challenges, and ever-changing customer demands for faster and free deliveries make shipping one of the most critical and costly areas of the supply chain. It's no wonder companies are turning to software solutions to help reduce shipping costs.
According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), there are more females working as truck drivers than ever before.
If a customer’s ship-to address is incorrect, if your shipping department overlooks a less expensive option, or if a carrier overcharges, your shipping costs increase. Regardless of the reason, catching errors has traditionally been an after-the-fact, if-I-have-time responsibility for employees who are already overloaded. Fortunately, today’s methods to audit shipping charges have improved significantly. If you’re not already keeping a watchful eye on your shipping invoices, here’s how to step up to more savings.
If you ship into or within Mexico, you may have to add some extra time to your promised-by dates.
That's because there are close to 50,000 drivers needed to fill open positions throughout Mexico per Enrique Gonzalez Munoz, president of the Mexico City-based
Varsity Logistics employees and customers had a great time enjoying the Chicago area and learning lots at the latest customer User Group.
Fog Software Group will be hosting Converge, its biennial User Group for its companies and their customers, from April 7-10, 2019.
It’s almost March and the year is already flying by. Luckily, you’ve had a little time to breathe after the hectic holiday season. Football season is over, and just like the athletes, you’ve enjoyed your “off-season” to take a break, get organized, and prepare for the high volumes of orders to begin in the next few months.
The holiday shopping season is an annual test of the global supply chain. How the season treats each company depends on how multi-channel inventory management systems service the fulfillment demands of multi-channel customers.