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D2C Distribution Model Creates New Challenges for CPG Manufacturers

The explosive growth of e-commerce provides greater opportunities for manufacturers to sell more to consumers and increase profitability. However, the pivot to online, direct-to-consumer (D2C) distribution can be especially challenging for consumer-packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers, who have traditionally followed a more linear, manufacturer-to-retail-store supply chain model. These manufacturers are often limited by sales channel partnerships with retail stores… More…


Internet Retailing Features Ken Fleming on New Ways to Unlock Savings

Net landed cost of goods (NLCOG), the total cost associated with getting goods into customers’ hands, consists of cost of distribution (CoD) and cost of manufacturing (CoM).  Squeezed for efficiency over the last few decades, manufacturing costs now offer little opportunity to drive further savings.  Costs of distribution, on the other hand, present a new and often unexplored territory for manufacturers and retailers to… More…


Carrier Services Expand to Help Shippers Compete with Amazon

As Amazon unveils new delivery and pickup options, e-commerce companies, retailers and manufacturers selling directly to consumers must contend with rising customer expectations as Amazon sets that bar still higher. Fortunately, carriers are going to great lengths to improve the efficiency of the last mile, the most expensive part of the fulfillment process, and shippers can take advantage of these new carrier offerings to provide… More…


The Unique Parcel Shipping Needs of B2B Customers

The needs and expectations of business e-commerce customers differ from those of consumers. Companies, for example, don’t always prefer a shipment to arrive in two days, but they do need it to arrive on-time and in the quality and quantity promised. Forrester predicted that by 2019 the B2B e-commerce market would be worth twice that of the B2C market. With investment rising fast, a TMS for parcel shipping can help B2B e-commerce organizations scale… More…


Ken Fleming Shares Solutions for Combating Budget-Breaking Carrier Rates In Total Retail

In part one of a two-part article series for Total Retail, Logistyx Technologies President and Chief Sales Officer Ken Fleming shared insights into how retailers can control carrier rates for parcel shipping by using the right tools to achieve cost savings. In the second part of the series, Fleming goes on to discuss how carriers have been able to raise rates due to the challenges around the growing popularity of e-commerce… More…


Ken Fleming Shares Insights for Controlling Parcel Shipping Costs in Total Retail

Logistyx Technologies President and Chief Sales Officer Ken Fleming recently offered key insights around the importance of giving careful consideration to the most profitable ways to ship parcels. As e-commerce and the need for expedited parcel shipping continues to grow, retailers, manufacturers and other companies need the right tools to look beyond a carrier’s base rate to successfully navigate the complex and crowded field … More…


The Transformation Underway in Parcel Shipping

According to a recent report by Accenture, the parcel shipping industry is projected to grow 9% annually to more than $343 billion globally by 2020.  Not surprisingly, Accenture’s research shows that as a result of these projections, firms around the world are scaling up to meet future consumer demand – expanding capacity and modernizing networks.  In the wake of these findings, Ken Fleming, President and CSO of Logistyx Technologies, was interviewed by Bob Bowman of SupplyChainBrain on how parcel shipping is changing and what the future… More…


Make the Case for a Transportation Management System for Parcel Shipping

David Hogg, VP Business Development of Logistyx Technologies, recently shared his thoughts with Logistics Management explaining why implementing a Transportation Management System (TMS) for parcel shipping is a key ingredient in manufacturers’ and retailers’ omnichannel distribution formula. As David explains, the fastest-growing shipment segment due to increases in multichannel retail, e-commerce in B2B, and same-day delivery… More…


Top 3 Reasons to Attend the Logistics Management Webinar: How to Solve the Unique Challenges of Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping

In partnership with Logistics Management, the next webinar in our series will take place on June 20, discussing the differences between a TMS for freight and a TMS for parcel shipping, and how you can leverage both to land an integrated transportation strategy worldwide. Our webinar will focus on the considerations that should go into the development of a transportation strategy, drawing from use cases that include modern day transportation challenges… More…


We’re Getting Ready to “Think Big” at JDA ICON 2019

Logistyx is excited to head back to JDA ICON, a three-day extravaganza centered on experience building and the convergence of technology and innovation.  Dubbed the “Intelligent Supply Chain Conference,” JDA Icon is an unmissable event in the supply chain calendar, and we’ve got something extra special up our sleeve this year.  Take a look: First, we’ll be debuting TME 3.0, our new Transportation Management System (TMS) for parcel shipping.  Configured as either a SaaS or multi-tenant… More…


How to Beat Amazon with Parcel Shipping Business Intelligence

How can shippers and e-commerce companies compete with Amazon and Alibaba when it comes to high-performance fulfillment? The truth is, it’s difficult for most companies embarking on an e-commerce and/or omnichannel strategy to provide the benefits Amazon and Alibaba have made “standard,” such as fast, cost-effective delivery. However, thoughtful companies that put the right transportation management for parcel technology in place will be able to access… More…


How to Tell the Difference Between B2C and B2B Omnichannel Parcel Shipping: Or is there One?

David Hogg, VP Business Development of Logistyx Technologies, recently contributed a guest commentary to Internet Retailing explaining why successful omnichannel fulfillment is the key ingredient for retailers and manufacturers looking to deliver on their customer promise. As David explains, “digital” in the 21st century is really a proxy for online, mobile and robotics. It has been increasingly pervasive, with online/mobile delivering easy order capture and robotics… More…


How to Control Parcel Shipping Costs with Business Intelligence

Mike Eisner, Logistyx Vice President, Business Intelligence, recently contributed a guest commentary to Logistics Viewpoints, in which Eisner outlines how manufacturers and retailers can leverage business intelligence to meet consumer expectations for fast delivery, increase revenue per shipment and collaborate better with key partners in the extended supply chain. Eisner summarizes that globally, we are nearing one in four human online purchasers, and Amazon commands 14%… More…


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How a TMS for Parcel Shipping Helps You Scale

Let’s face it: the work of a transportation team is never done.  New products… new markets… new distribution channels… just because it isn’t Cyber Monday doesn’t mean your order volumes aren’t increasing – as are the number of carrier services necessary to meet the delivery demands of consumers.  You know you’re spending too much time manually booking transport on disjointed shipping stations and you’ve even run the numbers on increasing staff… More…


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How Promat is Bringing “The Wow” in 2019

Looking to “find the wow” this spring?  Look no further than ProMat – the premier destination for supply chain teams looking to discover the latest manufacturing, distribution, parcel shipping and supply chain equipment and software.  ProMat attendees always walk away with cutting-edge strategies and solutions, regardless of industry, function or position, and an added bonus: the event takes place in our own backyard!  So grab that Cubs (Sox?) jersey… More…


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Logistyx Doubles Down on its FedEx Diamond Tier Status

Of the estimated 120 million skiers across the world, only a handful have the expertise to successfully descend a Double Diamond, which, for good reasons, less experienced skiers tend to avoid. Though it didn’t require us to navigate around an ice wall or make a near-vertical drop off a horizontal collection of rocks, Logistyx Technologies recently scored a rare Double Diamond victory of our own. As we announced about a month ago, Logistyx was honored by FedEx… More…


Why “Digital” and “Logistics” are a Perfect Pairing

Logistyx President & Chief Sales Officer Ken Fleming was recently quoted in a Logistics Viewpoints article by Steve Banker, in which Banker outlines how manufacturers, retailers and 3PLs have embarked on a digital transformation journey – beginning with the implementation of multi-carrier shipping software and driving toward better collaboration with key partners in an extended supply chain.  For example, organizations using the right multi-carrier shipping software…  More…


Why Your TMS for Parcel Shipping Needs a Control Tower

Today, the consumer experience has many touchpoints from discovery to delight, and to become a true Direct to Consumer (DTC) brand, manufacturers must own responsibility for each one.  Introduce friction at any moment in the end-to-end consumer buyer experience… and risk losing consumer loyalty. Despite the criticality of providing a seamless buying experience, recent research highlights the many “hiccups” that occur from click to consume…   More…


Five Sessions We Can’t Wait to Attend at RILA’s LINK 2019 (The Retail Supply Chain Conference)

LINK2019 is one of Logistyx’s most anticipated events this year.  Yes, a tiny reason why is the promise of Bakery Plus’s Fruity Pebbles-topped donut to satisfy our sweet tooth, but the larger reason why is that supply chain and logistics teams leave with strategies, tools and insights on how to deliver (pun intended!) parcels on time, in full and at the lowest possible cost.  And since it’s our job to support supply chain and logistics teams with state-of-the-art Transportation Management tools…  More…


4 Signs You Need a Transportation Management System for Parcel Shipping

The results are in: Amazon shipped five billion Prime items in 2018.  Five billion!  And that’s just one e-commerce retailer.  Add to this figure the thousands of manufacturers, omnichannel retailers and 3PLs who all ship parcels, and the number of packages in transit across the world at any given moment is staggering. Transportation teams worldwide face a unique challenge.  Multi-carrier shipping is complicated, and organizations often describe…   More…


And No Signs of Stopping! Built in Chicago Highlights Logistyx Technologies Growth Rate

Logistyx CEO Geoffrey Finlay shared his insights into Logistyx’s recent and rapid rate of growth in the U.S. and hinted to where the organization will head in 2019.  States Finlay in a recent article featured in Built in Chicago, “We more than doubled our headcount at Rolling Meadows and will probably triple it by the end of the first quarter… The reason why this was done in such a compressed time frame was because of increased lead generation. It was really pure customer demand.”   More…


4 Must-Have Features for Transportation Management Software (TMS) for Parcel Shipping

These days, manufacturers and retailers are seeking easy ways to manage multiple carriers, reduce shipping costs and improve On-Time Delivery (OTD) percentages.  But in 2019, selecting a Transportation Management System (TMS) can be complicated.  The marketplace is crowded with various TMS vendors, all of whom promise – and most of whom deliver – significant efficiency gains.  With such a loud din of competing voices from solution providers…  More…


How Mobile Warehouse Technology Can Give New Power to an Old Marketing Tool: Catalogs

Logistyx V.P. of Marketing Communications Lisa Henthorn recently shared her thoughts on why catalogs continue to hold their rightful place in the advertising mix, and how thoughtful retailers can build an uninterrupted omnichannel experience by incorporating catalog marketing into their fulfillment strategy. According to Henthorn in a recent article on Multichannel Merchant, “Retailers are already experts on how to use intelligent…  More…


2019 Outlook for Parcel Shipping: Consumers Will Continue to Expect Fast, Reliable Delivery

It’s that time of year again.  “Best of,” “top 10,” and “roundup” lists highlighting the previous year’s biggest and most memorable moments are making headlines everywhere… and the parcel delivery industry is no exception.  It too has its fair share of these end-of-the-year lists, and for 2018, a frequently cited trend on said lists is the increasing emphasis consumers place on fast, reliable delivery when making a purchase decision…  More…


How a Transportation Management System for Parcel Shipping Combats Distribution Costs

Net landed cost of goods, the total cost associated with getting goods into customers’ hands, consists of cost of distribution (CoD) and cost of manufacturing (CoM). For years, manufacturers and brands have worked to reduce CoM as the means to reducing their net landed cost of goods to compete and succeed in increasingly competitive marketplaces. However, this strategy is reaching its limits, and therefore companies are increasingly turning to…  More…


Four Ways a Transportation Management System for Parcel Shipping Eliminates Hidden Shipping Costs

A Transportation Management System is a great cost reduction tool, preempting common problems that result in hidden freight costs.  Following are four ways this technology can yield dramatic cost savings. When is the last time you checked your freight bill to analyze up-charges related to incorrect shipping addresses? Address correction surcharges from the carrier can quickly add up. One expert… More…