The Bottom Line

Continuous Improvement: Procurement Strategies for Untapped Savings

Posted by Jim Kurtz on Sep 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM

 

Every day, companies spend millions to hire professional firms for advisory services.

CPAs audit financial statements, compliance officers ensure companies keep up with latest legislation (USDA, FDA, NHTSA, UL/CSA, etc.), and management consultants instill best practices for process efficiency.

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Topics: Manufacturing

Dimensional Weight Pricing and How it Could Affect Your Shipping Charges

Posted by Strategic Resource Management on Nov 6, 2014 9:00:00 AM

The way in which ground shipping charges are derived is about to change in 2015. Are you prepared? Both FedEx and UPS announced plans to apply dimensional weight pricing on all packages. The two companies already use this pricing on many of their other services, but have now opted to expand this practice further. Both companies believe these changes will help to reduce excess packaging materials and overall package sizes in order to better optimize loads, which may ultimately lead to related reductions in fuel use, vehicle emissions and transportation costs. 

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Topics: Manufacturing