Estimated Required Reading Time: 10 minutes In distribution operations defect rates on products that have been shipped to customers are measured as a ratio of defects divided by total products shipped, to normalize for shipping volume. One common method for measuring defect rates is to divide the defects reported in a period by the number … Continue reading “Data Fallacies in Measuring Defect Rates Across Periods”
“Carriers are overcharging because of dimensioning errors. Identifying the errors is simple with the right technology. Correcting overcharges might be another story.” 5 min. read Although parcel freight rate tables use pounds as the unit of measure, carriers measure their system capacity by the cubic foot. Trucks, vans, airplanes, conveyors and even sortation hub buildings … Continue reading “Reconciling Dimensioning Errors in Parcel Transportation Invoicing”
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The adoption of dimensional pricing based on size of shipping containers has been a game changer for the industry. But many companies have been slow to adjust their packaging operations to address the new reality.