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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.