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Dimensional Weight Pricing Now Impacting Less than Truckload

Posted by Jack Ampuja on July 17, 2018

This week’s blog post was written by Jack Ampuja, president of Supply Chain Optimizers – a specialized consultancy that helps companies control supply chain costs through packaging optimization.

While dimensional weight pricing has been applied in domestic ground parcel since 2013, recently it has also migrated into the less than truckload sector; because dim weight pricing is based on shipment density, this makes efficient packaging more important than ever. In fact, effective packaging can actually drive freight costs down.

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation

How Packaging Optimization Can Reduce Freight Costs

Posted by Jack Ampuja on December 14, 2014

This blog post comes the president of Supply Chain Optimizers, Jack Ampuja, a KANE partner and a specialist in packaging optimization -- http://www.supplychainoptimizers.com

When it comes to designing or selecting shipping cases, the marketing, manufacturing, quality, advertising, engineering, packaging and logistics functions all want input, as do some suppliers and customers.  CPG manufacturers tend to view packaging as a marketing function.  Because of its multi-functional nature, shipping carton selection should always be a supply chain responsibility and must include input from logistics practitioners. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

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