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parcel shipping spend

Thomasholmes is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend” white paper!

This is a must read for those who want to reduce costs in parcel shipping and increase overall proficiency in parcel shipping spend management! Get a free copy of the white paper by filling out the form to the right.

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Parcel Hundredweight Programs

An effective logistics management program takes all factors into account to make the best freight shipping decision. Unfortunately, carrier programs, like parcel hundredweight programs, blur the lines between shipment types even further. Instead of choosing strict parcel or less than truckload, shippers have the option of these programs to keep costs down.

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Parcel in Reverse Logistics

Managing parcels for outbound shipping represents only a portion of a shipper’s overall logistics strategy. Freight spend must include parcel in reverse logistics spend, and major carriers are turning their attention to the value stream of proactive parcel management in reverse logistics.

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2018 capacity crunch

Last year Thomasholmes covered the capacity crunch in great detail, culminating in a helpful and educational e-book titled “The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch.”

As an update, in this post, we’ll address a more updated way that shippers can navigate the 2018 Capacity Crunch many shippers are currently facing.

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inbound parcel freight

Managing inbound parcel freight has increased in complexity with the global rise of e-commerce. Amazon has mastered inbound parcel freight management as part of its third-party marketplace, and small and mid-sized shippers are struggling to keep up. Customer activity has increased, and some employees are actually sending their personal purchases to work address.

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multi-carrier parcel shipping system

Assume you have a relatively low average of overbilling instances in your shipping invoices, 1 percent. If your company’s freight spend is $1 million, that 1 percent amounts to lost opportunities of $10,000. Now, imagine the savings if 1 percent of your parcel shipments, which make up 75 percent of total freight spend, cost half as much as they do now.

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enterprise parcel management

In partnership with Pierbridge, whose Transtream technology powers the parcel solution within the Thomasholmes Rater TMS, we are pleased to announce the publication of a new white paper titled “The Guide to Proactive Inbound Outbound and Reverse Enterprise Parcel Management.

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amazon effect

There is no doubt, that the retail landscape is increasingly looking like an online one as traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, such as Toys R Us, Foot Locker, and Best Buy mobile shutter hundreds of stores unable to keep up with the changing customer that wants fast, free delivery all with just a click of a button.

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optimizing full truckload

Thomasholmes is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “How to Optimize Full Truckload Shipping Through Technology & Best Practices” white paper!This is a must read for those are looking to reduce Full Truckload costs and optimize full truckload shipping in order to do more with less.