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Anurag Allena / May 8, 2024 / Product

How Shipium's Platform-Wide Data Modeling Powers More Efficient, Scalable Operations

To truly modernize shipping operations and optimize for costs and performance, you need to look at all available data. This means both gaining leverage over your own data (historical transit times, carrier contracts & cost structures etc.) as well as considering outside data that impacts your network (weather patterns, unexpected carrier changes, macroeconomic factors like fuel prices.) Shipium’s platform-wide data modeling enables you to make smarter process decisions by leveraging our wealth of available data in conjunction with your own. It’s also worth mentioning that we’ve tested 100+ models, have 10+ in production, and generated proven results for our customers — if you’re looking to make more data-driven ops decisions, you can use Shipium to do it. Let’s take a look at how.
Anurag Allena / April 12, 2024 / Product

Make a Prime-Like Delivery Promise Part of Your Digital Customer Experience Strategy

As a retailer, it’s probably no secret to you that online shopping is a cornerstone of your digital customer experience strategy. In fact, you’ve probably already invested significant time and money to improve your brand’s shopping experience (streamlined website, personalized offers and product recommendations etc.) However, like most retailers or brands, you’re likely also facing a broader problem — customers’ expectations for the shipping experience have evolved much faster than your technology and strategy. Innovative companies like Amazon have made transparent, fast, and low-cost shipping the new industry standard, which presents a threat if you . It’s also an opportunity. With the right technology, you can align your shopping experience with shipping operations to offer a Prime-like checkout experience and boost conversion rates. In this article, we’ll explain how.
Anurag Allena / April 2, 2024 / Product

How to use predictive analytics to make smarter supply chain decisions

Your shipping network generates a wealth of data that can be used to de-risk process decisions. Most organizations are already making use of detailed reporting and analytics to understand historical performance and costs — but in the age of predictive analytics, that’s not enough to keep operations on par with more technologically advanced competitors. By centralizing shipping data and running it through proprietary machine learning models, modern tools — like Shipium Simulation — can help you go a step further by understanding what’s likely to happen, not just what has happened. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most impactful network simulation use cases that forward-thinking organizations (and some Shipium customers) are focused on, and the business impact of each.
Anurag Allena / March 25, 2024 / Product

Replace Your Legacy Logistics Software to Transform Supply Chain Performance

Companies like Amazon couldn’t have made fast, low-cost shipping the industry standard without rethinking the technology they used to power operations. The limitations of incumbent on-premise software were getting in the way of the ability to accurately analyze patterns, shop for rates, optimize packaging and much more. The most advanced supply chain networks are powered by more advanced, cloud-based platforms that scale on demand, integrate with other key logistics systems, and enable organizations to effectively leverage their data to make smarter decisions through predictive analytics. In this article, we’ll explore the key differences between traditional on-premise logistics systems and modern cloud-based solutions, and explain why the latter represent the future of shipping technology.
Anurag Allena / March 15, 2024 / Product

Use Economy Shipping Methods to Lower Costs with Shipium's Dynamic Time-in-Transit Model

Efficient and cost-effective shipping methods like UPS Mail Innovations, FedEx SmartPost / Ground Economy, and DHL Ecommerce enable you to diversify shipping options for customers, increase margins or pass savings on to customers, improve the sustainability of shipping operations, and more. Here’s the problem: because of the absence of SLAs and general performance unpredictability, shippers don’t leverage these options as often as they could (or should).
Kris Gösser / March 11, 2024 / Product

Preventing URSA Expirations for FedEx Ship Manager with Shipium

URSA tables expiring for FedEx Ship Manager is a regularly occurring problem across legacy shipping technology, leaving FedEx customers frustrated at the inability to use the quality carrier services they depend on. The fault is on the legacy vendor and their support team’s ability to keep technology up to date, and not FedEx or its customers.
Anurag Allena / March 8, 2024 / Product

Optimize Cartonization and Lower Shipping Costs with Shipium’s Packaging Planner API

Packaging is a critical aspect of your fulfillment process, impacting operational efficiency, profitability, and customer satisfaction. But getting packaging right is easier said than done — vast (and constantly growing) product catalogs, disparate systems, and massive scale all make it difficult to optimize.
Kris Gösser / March 5, 2024 / Company

Shipium Given 2023 UPS Ready Inspire Award

Big news to share: Shipium was recently given the 2023 UPS Ready Inspire Award.
Kris Gösser / December 28, 2023 / Company

Shipium by the numbers: 2023 recap

Shipium had an incredible year because our customers had an incredible year. We measure our success based on the achievements and happiness of our customers, first and foremost. By that measure, the platform performed better than anyone could have hoped. Now that it’s January 2024, here is a breakdown of some interesting numbers, factoids, and stories about Shipium in 2023.
Ferhana Haider / December 8, 2023 / Product

Taking on the burden of surcharge management

It’s that magical time of year again when most of us are preparing for the holidays, the new year with identifying new resolutions, and ensuring our best that we’re ready to start off the new year strong and prepared for whatever may come our way. Some are also preparing for holiday breaks yet only after situating what’s needed for the new year. Even with the most dedicated intentions, we can’t be completely prepared as we all learned from COVID-19. And that’s okay as we can’t control everything yet we can plan and implement preparations to help us do our best. In the shipping industry, the new year reminds us of contract rate renewals with new rates for shipments and surcharges. An opportunity to negotiate better rates for our businesses and build relationships that will allow us to partner well as we move through the new year together.