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What Does Mitigating Cost Mean?

When it comes to parcel, most shippers are focused on mitigating costs to some degree. This simply means that parcel shippers are actively participating in the reduction of their parcel network costs –  how shippers get mitigate costs (e.g. what strategies they employ) vary from shipper to shipper.

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Articles

2 months ago

Our Best Peak Season Planning Advice for Today and Next Year

With peak season upon us, there’s no better time to look back on some of the peak holiday shipping advice we’ve given over the years.

3 months ago

Parcel Carrier Contract Negotiation Amidst a Global Pandemic

In 2020, shippers across the world are finding that negotiating their parcel carrier contract is unlike contract negotiation during any year prior – largely impacting those wanting to diversify their carrier network through this strategic means.

3 months ago

2020 Guide to COVID-19 and Peak Season Surcharges and Rate Changes

Parcel carriers have implemented a number of surchares and general rate increases due to COVID-19 and peak season – don't miss them!

5 months ago

The Ins and Outs of Expanding Your Carrier Base: 5 Key Questions to Ask

Before bidding out volume to a regional carrier, certain characteristics of the supply chain should be evaluated. Here, we’ll highlight five specific characteristics or network components that should be considered before selecting a regional carrier.

8 months ago

INFOGRAPHIC: How COVID-19 is Affecting the Parcel Industry

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the global supply chain, disrupting industries around the world. Just like their customers, carriers are not immune to the negative impacts of COVID-19.

Videos

2 years ago

Parcel 101 Video Series: Mitigating Parcel Costs

Learn about the main components that drive parcel costs and how can it be mitigated.

Webinars

7 months ago

Leading Insights From GMT's Annual Parcel Benchmark Report

GMT's own Director of Operations, D. Aaron Guild, and distinguished faculty fellow from UT GSCI, John Lebowitz present takeaways and insights from our 2020 Benchmark Report.

7 months ago

Transportation Trends and the Impact of COVID-19

Insights from GMT's annual Benchmark Report. Featuring Chris Johnson, Senior Analyst at Cleveland Research Center.

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