LaserShip, OnTrac, Open Regional Sorting Center in New Jersey

Regional package delivery services LaserShip and OnTrac, a combined company that launched a transcontinental ground delivery network earlier this year, have opened a sorting center in southern New Jersey to support next-day deliveries from southern Maine to southern Virginia. The 327,000-square-foot facility in Logan Township, near Philadelphia, will offer floor deliveries to homes at heavily … Read more

Build a responsive supply chain to handle spikes and pauses!

Creating a responsive supply chain ahead of peak shopping season is a no-brainer. While the season is usually referred to as the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, responsive processes have a lasting effect. A responsive supply chain provides greater flexibility in labor management, streamlines warehouse operations, reduces dock restrictions, and more. Managing the balance between … Read more

How to ship craft beer safely!

Entrusting your beer to the American Post Office can be a daunting task. For one thing, you need to know how to pack your craft beer properly so that it reaches its destination safely. On the other hand, you have to research whether you can ship your craft beer within the USA or internationally at … Read more

White Paper: Carrier Rate Report Q4 2022

FreightWaves’ Carrier Rate Report – presented in partnership with DDC FPO – provides a review of the last quarter of 2022 and a forecast for the coming months. The report combines insights from a survey of carriers with data from SONAR and aims to provide information that market participants can use to inform their strategies … Read more

Supply chain scams and scams!

Very early in my career, an employee of mine was fired because he was found to be accepting kickbacks from packaging suppliers whom he had favored and inappropriately contracted with. Lately I’ve been getting a lot of emails and messages from unknown people offering to sell me masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) at … Read more

Understanding the Supply Chain: A Conversation with Demi Obayomi of Sapphire Ventures

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes in society – and significant disruptions to supply chains. That prompted venture capital firms to seek investments in technology companies that promise to bring transparency and efficiency to the supply chain. According to PitchBook data, supply chain venture capital investments totaled $33 billion in 2020 across 1,251 … Read more