INBOUND LOGISTICS - Advances in technology, increasing globalization, and the growth of e-commerce are upending the traditional freight bill audit and payment industry. Most notably, the hard savings from credit recovery or adjustments identified in the audit process, while still essential, no longer are enough to meet many clients' needs. "That's just table stakes," says Dave Wedekind, senior director, global...

PARCEL - Optimize your global transportation strategy and results with enVista. We deliver leading global transportation visibility and spend management solutions that significantly improve global transportation visibility, reduce costs and maximize transportation results for the world’s leading brands. Our experienced team of transportation management experts and former carrier pricing managers bring exceptional expertise to help you improve your operations...

Supply Chain Dive - While the president keeps saying "jobs, jobs, jobs," supply chain managers are faced with some tough choices as they compete for talent in a draining labor pool. According to a May 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the country has less than one unemployed person for every available job. The result for...

Retail Customer Experience - By Jim Barnes Today's customers have more choices than ever and will choose to shop with retailers that make them feel valued time and time again. For those retailers that understand the customer's happiness is the way to remain relevant, transforming digitally to deliver personalized, seamless customer experiences is a must. Gone are the days of siloed advertisements and...

Inbound Logistics - Jim Barnes did not have a mentor at the start of his career. "No one taught me how to become a leader," recalls Barnes, chief executive officer of enVista, an Indianapolis-based supply chain consultancy and software firm. Instead, observation and experience helped Barnes develop his leadership principles. "I'm a stickler about communication, building a culture around trust and...

SC Digest - Geoffrey Milsom of Consulting Firm enVista Offers Other Ideas to Take Out Freight Costs In his First Thoughts column last week, SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore offered a number of ideas - some of them a bit out of the box - for reducing transportation costs. (See Smart Ideas for Reducing Transport Costs.) Of course, soaring transportation costs are playing...

Inbound Logistics - Footwear is walking away with consumer dollars online. Revenue from online footwear sales will jump 9.1 percent in 2018, predicts industry researcher IBISWorld. Between now and 2023, it expects to see continued growth, although at a lower annual rate of 6.3 percent. Rising consumer spending in general, improved security and accessibility for online shopping, and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers...

PARCEL- By Keegan Leisz - UPS recently implemented a brand-new audit fee for shipping charge corrections. This new fee will be assessed if the average shipping charge correction in a week is greater than five dollars. If a shipper exceeds this limit, UPS will charge them the greater of one dollar per correction or six percent of their total corrections that week....