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Warehouse Process Improvement: How to Pack and Ship at the Same Time

Posted by Doug Popejoy on Jun 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're an operations manager or warehouse supervisor in charge of the daily flow of inbound and outbound warehouse operations, understanding if and how you can pack and ship simultaneously is vital to improving and maintaining an efficient supply chain.

But before you turn your warehouse processes upside down, here are a few factors you need to consider first.

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Topics: warehouse, shipping system, packing

Warehouse Operations: 4 Ways to Organize Your Warehouse to Be More Efficient

Posted by Stephen Williams on Jun 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Keeping your warehouse operations procedures organized can help you to operate efficiently. However, without a plan on how to optimize your layout so that you can maximize efficiency, your efforts may be for naught. While there is no magic, "one size fits all" solution, there are a few warehouse operations best practices that can work to maximize operational efficiency within your warehouse.

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Topics: warehouse

InfoShip/Vx Is the Shipping System That Saves

Posted by Rick Williams on Jun 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If I had asked people what they really wanted, they would have said faster horses.

-Henry Ford

In the shipping and fulfillment industry, efficiency makes the difference. It can save or cost thousands of extra worker hours and ultimately determine the survival of any company.

If you are reading my blog, I’m sure you already understand the intricacies of working with third parties. Whether they want a unique packing slip, to conditionally use a preferred carrier/service or put their logo and their specific reference fields on a shipping label, they all have requirements that can eat up your time.

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Topics: shipping system, shipping

CLS achieves Platinum Status as a FedEx Compatible Provider

Posted by Rick Williams on Apr 20, 2018 10:54:43 AM
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Topics: carriers

Things to Consider from the President’s Desk

Posted by Rick Williams on Nov 7, 2017 1:43:00 PM


For the coming year, the average rate increase will be 4.9% across the board. As usual, lower weight and shorter zoned packages will be increased more than 4.9% and particularly hard hit are residential shipments in these lower weights and zones.

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Topics: shipping costs, shipping

2018 Annual Carrier Rate Updates

Posted by Rick Williams on Oct 24, 2017 1:40:00 PM

It’s hard to believe that November is here already. The shorter days are a reminder that the holidays are rushing in along with a new year! Here’s what you need to know regarding the carrier rate updates for 2018.

DHL Express, FedEx and Purolator will increase their rates an average of 4.9%, effective January 1, 2018. These rates will come down automatically through each carrier’s nightly communication, therefore no effort is required on your part.

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Topics: shipping

Additional FedEx changes for SmartPost coming on January 22, 2018

Posted by Greg Marone on Oct 18, 2017 12:22:00 PM


Effective January 22nd 2018, FedEx has announced it will be changing the SmartPost service from weight-based to dimension-based rating. As you may recall, several years ago they changed the majority of their services to dimension-based rating.

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Topics: shipping costs, shipping

How Will the New USPS Package Verification System Affect Your Business?

Posted by Greg Marone on Oct 4, 2017 11:55:16 PM

Do you know about the recent change to the way USPS handles their parcel package processing. I think it is good information for anyone who ships with large volumes whether you are using USPS now or looking to leverage this option in the future.

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Topics: shipping system, shipping costs, shipping

Are You Shipping Dangerous Goods and Don’t Know It?

Posted by Greg Marone on Oct 4, 2017 11:55:01 PM

As the eCommerce boom continues, many companies are shipping more diversified products than ever before. Whether you have increased your product offering to expand into new markets or if you are fulfilling for various partners, most likely you are shipping new products that you have not shipped before, introducing changes to your warehouse management operations.

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Topics: shipping

InfoShip Enhancements

Posted by Rick Williams on Aug 21, 2017 1:57:44 PM

CLS is proud to announce that over the past year or so, we’ve added several new carriers and services to InfoShip®/Vx. These enhancements are the result of requests from our customers. We value our customer partnerships and truly appreciate that you let us know how we can help to continue to improve your warehouse management operations as well as your business. Take a look at the list below and let us know if you think your operation can benefit from these additions.

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Topics: shipping system