Don’t be the firm that ruins Christmas

How Kewill DropShip can help you to manage emotional expectations at peak times The season of goodwill towards all is nearly upon us. Present buying is beginning in earnest, people are searching for the ideal outfit for their Christmas parties, Christmas decorations are being sourced and all the food and drinks for the special Christmas…

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Four Reasons to be Thankful for Supply Chain Managers

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to take a moment and think about what you appreciate most in life, especially the people with whom you rely on. Being a supply chain manager isn’t easy; they are the first ones to take the heat when a delivery doesn’t show up on time or when…

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There is only one Boss… and it’s not Tech

Technological change has always been at the heart of human progress, and as we all know, business is all about progress. The last few years have seen a massive wave of digitization sweep across entire industries. Still, amidst this wave of disruption, one constant remains – the customer.

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The Perfect Gift for Retailers this Christmas

It is almost that magical time of the year where decorations abound and children excitedly open gifts from Santa Claus (also known as Dad). It is the joyous season where everyone comes together for a good bonding session and of course, enjoy the delicious Christmas dinners. A month prior to this happy occasion, parents have…

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Kewill Noted by Smithsonian as Key Player in the Postal Service

Kewill is proud of its long and collaborative history with the United States Postal Service. We have been helping people all over the world send and receive mail – over a billion pieces of mail since 1975. Because of this, Kewill is featured in a new exhibit in the Smithsonian Postal Museum, America’s Mailing Industry,…

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Choosing Software: Cheeseburger or Chicken Soup?

Do you remember the last time you had a Cheeseburger? It was quick, cheap and dirty. But it tasted so good. How about the last time you had a bowl of Chicken Soup? It probably did not feel as satisfying but it was healthy and felt wholesome for your mind and body. It is not always easy to make the best decision when confronted with tough choices. Choosing forwarding software, similarly, is a choice between a Cheeseburger and Chicken Soup.

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ACE & AES: Logistics Synonyms, Explained

For about a year now, you’ve seen us write post…after post…and after post on the delayed ACE deadlines. However, as of last month, ACE is now the sole CBP-authorized EDI system for processing electronic entry and entry summary filings of certain entry types.   While initial feedback and reporting on how the full digital transition process…

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The Consumerization of Shipping in the Supply Chain

Today’s customer expects quick, personalized service. For an industry like the supply chain, this means new technologies and solutions need to be adopted to stay both relevant and competitive. The complete consumerization of the supply chain will be here faster than we think, as experts are already adopting on-demand technologies, the use of mobile platforms…

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The Role of Technology in the Logistics Industry’s Evolution

“In the future, highly functional systems operating as a single application – covering every aspect of operations from pricing, order management, shipping, warehousing and transportation management – will emerge. These will be available as subscription services in the public ‘Cloud,’ accessible via a variety of computing platforms.” Ken Lyon, Managing Director of Virtual Partners Ltd   The functional…

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The Importance of Visibility in Your Supply Chain

As many supply chains involve a multitude of different partners, managing them is sometimes allocated to 4PLs or Lead Logistics Providers (LLPs). These organisations have overall responsibility for coordinating and managing all of the parties used to operate the supply chain on behalf of the principal or supply chain owner. The key to managing anything…

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Logistics Trends Part 3

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets   In terms of changing patterns of goods flows, it seems that manufacturing and retailing is making a return from globalization to regionalization of supply chains. This involves a transformation from traditional East-West and West-East flows to complex networks of developed and emerging markets.   What is the evidence…

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