The White Paper
POSTED September 17th, 2020
We're happy to announce the release of our new white paper for 2020! It's called "Cost-Optimal Parcel Packing." In it, we call out all the factors that make the putting of things in boxes so complicated, when you're trying to minimize costs...
Cartonization AI is the future of fulfillment optimization.
Sometime in 2017, Paccurate made the leap from bin packing algorithm to artificial intelligence. No, it didn’t become self aware and start plotting to overthrow its human masters (we’re pretty sure). Rather, it gained the ability to make real-time decisions based on a data set far too complex for a human to consider...
Smarter Mode Planning, Part 2
With the supply chain currently racing to keep up with demand, it’s a great time to inject some advanced math into your process to make sure you select the right mode for every order. In Part 1, we talked through the implications of smarter mode selection. Now, let’s get into some examples of just how complex it can get...
Items to Boxes to Pallets
Expanding your view of what cartonization can accomplish can produce compounding savings and efficiency gains when packing items destined for pallets and beyond.
Webinar: Packaging Changes for Covid-19 and Beyond
We're excited to announce an upcoming webinar in partnership with Pierbridge and Chainalytics titled "Packaging Changes for Covid-19 and Beyond: Enabling Logistics for a Sustainable, Frustration-Free, and Positive Experience." Moderated by some of the smartest people we know in the industry, you'll learn...
Direct to Consumer Brand, Now a Redundant Phrase
One of the benefits of working on and helping businesses set up Paccurate is that we get a front-row seat to rapidly changing trends in the logistics and fulfillment spaces, which then go on to have transformative effects on the economy at large. With that in mind, believe us when we tell you we have *never* seen such a lurch in consumer trends like the one unfolding now...
Smarter mode planning, Part 1
Most companies have a transportation planning function of some kind, whether it’s a Transportation Management System like Oracle OTM, or a more manual process. A critical choice is made during this planning phase that determines how costly the shipment will be: whether to use a Parcel Carrier or an LTL Carrier...
A new delivery-centric economy means an inexperienced workforce
There’s been a lot of speculation about what the consumer economy will look like after it recovers over the coming months and years. While nobody knows exactly what the world will look like by this time next year, consensus gives us a hint: local shopping will take years to recover, if it ever does, and ecommerce delivery will stay hot...
Parcel Costs were already rising in 2020. Now what?
At the beginning of 2020, FedEx and UPS raised their rates by an average 4.9% across all service types, which isn’t an unusually large hike across the board. Since the pandemic began disrupting the supply chain however, the carriers have added additional surcharges for shipments originating in China, and suspended their respective service guarantees...
International drop shipping was already going to get hurt
POSTED April 17th, 2020
As the economy reels from COVID-19, international drop shipping is particularly vulnerable to the uncertainty in the supply chain and the disruption of production in China. The truth is, even before the pandemic, it was already primed for a major disruption due to some fairly under-reported news: The likely death of ePacket....
The opportunities that come with a work-from-home IT department
Over the years I have managed teams of programmers and system integrators and it was often easier when we were in reactive mode- customer requests for changes coming left and right. Things became a lot more difficult when business was slow- that’s when we had to contend with our internal “Nice to Have List” while we waited for things to pick back up...
Discount for medical device shippers
The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for everyone, but we're trying to channel that anxiety into something useful. That's why we're giving free access to Paccurate to manufacturers and distributors of essential goods, such as medical devices and supplies, through July.
Supply chain throughput during a global pandemic
When we talk about cartonization in the context of reducing costs and sustainability, we're really talking about efficiency. Finding a good balance between labor costs and shipping costs is the ultimate goal for any advanced cartonization implementation, and in this context, the definition of efficiency...
Introducing Paccurate Manager
We're thrilled to announce the launch of Paccurate Manager, the dashboard that lets you manage and monitor your cartonization activity...
The best way of automating box selection
If you're new to fulfillment technology, or are thinking about optimizing your packing process, there are some key things to understand about modern cartonization...
Even if you've taken steps to bring an algorithmic approach to your packing process (good job!), you need to ensure your cartonization engine is smart enough to consider all cost factors related to shipping...