5 Enterprise Parcel Transportation Trends That Will Help You Ship Better and Save Money in 2018

Tue, Feb 6, 2018 2:04 PM EST{LOCAL_TZ}

Don’t just follow the parcel transportation trends, get ahead of them and lead your company to higher profits this year.

The holiday hangover is subsiding for e-commerce and retail shippers, and it’s time to analyze what went right and what went wrong. We’ll explore in-depth the enterprise parcel shipping and transportation trends that will make you a better shipper in time for the Christmas rush in 2018.

  • Omni-channel Delivery: Controlling shipping and delivery processes across the extended enterprise, including drop shipping, ship-from-store, etc.
  • Expanding Delivery Services: Expanding your network of carriers to provide customers with more delivery options including same-day, hold at location, and other services
  • Cartonization: Ensuring cost-effective packing to eliminate waste and unexpected dimensional weight fees
  • Shipping Analytics: Using business analytics tools and benchmarking experts to uncover potential savings
  • Blockchain: An emerging technology that may start to transform transportation as we know it today
Join Bob Malley, CEO of Pierbridge, Inc., and Ken Fleming, COO, Logistyx Technologies, for insights into the changing landscape of enterprise parcel transportation and how it can increase your margins, increase transaction profitability, improve customer satisfaction, and help you gain a competitive advantage.  

Bob Malley, CEO, Pierbridge, Inc

Bob has a 29-year record of innovation, leadership, and success in the TMS software industry. He founded Tracer Research Inc. in 1989, where he oversaw development of Clippership, a leading parcel carrier management software product. Kewill Systems Plc acquired Tracer in 1998, and Bob was appointed President of the eCommerce division, served as a Board Director, and was later promoted to CEO. He left Kewill and joined Pierbridge as a Board Member and then became CEO in 2004. At Pierbridge, Bob oversees corporate development and is responsible for expanding into new markets through strategic partnerships.
 
Ken Fleming, Chief Operating Officer, Logistyx Technologies

Ken Fleming oversees product and service enhancements and innovations at Logistyx and leads teams in charge of marketing and product development focused on bringing the industry’s most robust offering to shippers around the globe. Since the mid-1990s, Ken has led successful launches of many new technologies and services, including supply chain management, e-commerce, SaaS, and enterprise software and systems integration solutions. Ken most recently served as CEO of Eyefreight, where he grew revenue ten-fold during his five years at the company. Prior to Eyefreight, Ken served in a variety of executive and management roles at Transora, Kewill, Sterling Commerce and other technology businesses. Ken studied computer science at Mohawk College.
 

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