Learn to streamline your supply chain with iDrive

iDrive’s team of experts has phenomenal depth and knowledge in small parcel consulting and optimization. They help our clients see through the murky waters of their carrier agreements to find hidden savings as well enhancing visibility of their respective supply chains. The case study below shows how iDrive helped one of their client’s reduce parcel costs by 17.4%.

Client is a major Office Supply and Furniture Distributor with shipments to customers throughout the United States. The client’s transportation encompasses parcel shipments, many of which are bulky and unwieldy due to the nature of the contents. Business is driven through customer satisfaction, where important factors include cost and reliability. They had experienced challenges in establishing procurement credibility with both carriers in the past, which combined with the shipment characteristics present made for a non-competitive transportation procurement environment.

1. Establish credibility with both carriers to create a competitive bid environment.
2. Reduce overall parcel shipping costs.
3. Lay the groundwork for future competitive transportation procurement.

iDrive Logistics performed a detailed analysis of the historical parcel distribution data, including carrier agreements. The Client was a long-time customer of UPS, and had struggled to bring FedEx to the table in the past. This had created a procurement environment devoid of competition among carriers, resulting in wide leverage for UPS and poor pricing performance for the them. iDrive provided quantitative analysis and contract procurement coaching, with the goals of providing a credible business case to draw FedEx to the table, credibly conveying to UPS that risk of business loss existed, and ultimately reducing parcel costs and enhancing service provided by the chosen carrier.

As a result of iDrive’s advisory services, the Client exceeded the original objectives. Both carriers produced quality proposals which led to a contract representing a 17.4% annual reduction in parcel spend, and laid the groundwork for future competitive bids. Credibility with both carriers was enhanced, costs were reduced substantially, and the Client is well-positioned for future transportation procurement and additions of addenda throughout the current contract term.

To save money and streamline your supply chain, reach out to iDrive’s representative below:

Joe Nevans
VP – Business Development
Mobile: 503.960.6844
Office: 720.573.8995

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Claris Engage 2020

Claris Engage 2020 is around the corner. It’s different than what they envisioned, their first ever virtual conference experience, as they honor 25 years of community and collaboration. Over two days they will discuss topics such as Driving Customers towards Modern Design Excellence, Developers Making a Difference and Looking Ahead to Emerging Technology.

Please register today if you haven’t already since space may be limited for some sessions. Then join us on August 4 and 5 as we connect with the Claris Community, meet the Claris leadership team, and learn about the future of digital transformation. Browse the two-day schedule and featured speaker bios now, and register to reserve your seat for any sessions you’d like to attend.

Don’t forget the conference is virtual and free to attend, so please sign up for #ClarisEngage2020 soon: https://community.claris.com/en/s/engage

We will miss chatting with our customers at this event but are making available our Trade Show Kit upon request.

NRG will also be holding our weekly FileMaker Integration Demo at 11:30a PST on Wednesday August 5th.

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UPS Webinar: Preparing for Holiday Returns

“Get your business ready for the uncertainties of peak returns season”

July 23, Thursday at 1:00 p.m. EDT

During the 2019 holiday season, 66% of consumers returned a holiday gift. Normally, that peak in returns gives retailers plenty to deal with. But 2020 has not been a normal year. With consumer shopping habits shifting to e-commerce and experts predicting ongoing spikes of the Coronavirus this fall, this holiday season could provide even more challenges than usual.

To help your business get ready for the upcoming peak returns season, join David Sisco, UPS Director, Global E-Commerce Strategy, and Ken Lim, Optoro, SVP of Client Development, for our insightful webinar: Preparing for Holiday Returns During the Coronavirus.

We’ll discuss the questions that are on every retailer’s mind right now, including:
• What changes should you expect during the upcoming holiday returns season?
• How would another peak in coronavirus affect the peak returns season?
• How do you make the returns process easier online and safer in-store?
• What measures can you take now to be ready to process and resell more returns?
• What are other retailers doing to prepare for this year’s uncertainties?


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UPS To Mark World Environment Day By Matching Offsets Of Carbon Neutral Shipments In June

This month UPS will commemorate World Environment Day by matching the carbon offsets of all packages shipped via its carbon neutral program during the month of June. UPS carbon neutral counterbalances the estimated carbon impact of each shipment by purchasing certified carbon offsets.

See their announcement here: https://pressroom.ups.com/pressroom/ContentDetailsViewer.page?ConceptType=PressReleases&id=1590936849997-225

And then check out our NRG Videos giving you specific instructions on how to ship Carbon Neutral:
How to ship Carbon Neutral with NRGship for UPS Pro or NRGship UPS for FileMaker
How to ship Carbon Neutral with NRGship for UPS

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Introducing: NRGship Webinar Series

Explore ways to get the most out of NRGship through our webinar series. Learn all the basics of NRGship. We’ll teach you how to easily rate, create labels and track delivery status. Choose a topic, pick a date/time and we’ll see you there!
Introduction to NRGship for UPS®
Introduction to NRGship Pro for UPS®
Introduction to NRGship for FileMaker

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