Every business encounters situations where they need to have a partner, customer, or other 3rd party ship something, and you need to cover the bill. This happens all the time with ecommerce businesses, who often have some technology to support the process, but it also importantly happens in “ad-hoc” situations.
UPS, FedEx, and other carrier accounts are easy to setup, and even easier to pass around. With some basic information and login credentials you can grant anyone access to your account. Ease of use is great, isn’t it? Well at first it’s great, but then someone in your Marketing Department
Previously, we’ve spoken about the importance of keeping your small parcel shipping accounts secure and how a centralized management system can cut the costs of “ad-hoc” shipments. This week I’d like to deep dive into one topic in particular: Mailrooms and how they may be less efficient than you think.
Ever have this happen to you: Someone in your company needs to ship a package, on short notice, and they frantically come looking for your company’s FedEx account number? Then either you end up shipping the package for them, or you give them the account number directly so they can
In my last two articles, I explored an area within the procurement process which was ripe for improvement: shipping (check out Boiling the Ocean Part I and Part II if you haven’t done so yet). Specifically, I discussed why the current shipping options for procurement teams are insufficient and miss
In our last article, we explored an area within the procurement process which was ripe for improvement: shipping (check out Boiling the Ocean Part I for more info). In the current market for most organizations, shipping purchased goods to their final destination is a choice between three unappealing options: Finding
The procurement team in an organization is one of the most underrated functions in any industry. They are on the front lines to get their teams the best quality product, from the most trusted suppliers, with the right specifications, adhering to impossible delivery schedules, at the cheapest possible costs. Most
At Boxton, we talk about the driverless car revolution ALL the time. Some might even say it borders on obsession. The reasons are that its impacts can’t be understated. We think that infrastructure improvements being planned right now should revolve around the fact that in 10 years, most people won’t
Blockchain is becoming a hot topic in the business world so we’re going to continue to talk about its potential business applications, especially in how it can revolutionize the global supply chain. As we noted in our recent blog post, the subject is a complicated one that mixes a lot
If you want to understand what blockchain technology is then searching the internet is a terrible way to start. I’ve read countless white papers on how blockchain is the future and how it’s going to revolutionize the business and, if I’m being honest, for the most part I was no