George Muha

George is a 18 year veteran of logistics industry who is currently a supply chain consultant for KDL. George is also considered a thought leader in the industry and has published scores of articles for various publications.

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How the Latest UPS and FedEx Increases are Hitting Your Bottom Line in 2017

Posted by George Muha on Jan 23, 2017 12:50:23 PM

On November 18th, 2016 UPS implemented their latest general rate increase.  On January 2nd, 2017 FedEx issued their latest installment of their rate hikes.  Since both of these companies basically control the market share of this $100,000,000,000 U.S. parcel space, these cost jumps are effecting just about every company who ships anything in this country.

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Topics: GRI, FedEx increase, UPS increase

What Drives Freight Pricing? (HINT: It's not your great negotiating skills)

Posted by George Muha on Jan 10, 2017 10:51:03 AM

The above Transportation Services Index measures the movement of freight in the U.S.  This data is collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and put out by the Bureau of Transportation of Statistics to give insight and visibility to the public about the transportation climate.  

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Topics: General Rate Increase, Less-than-truckload pricing, KDL Logisitcs, logistics savings

5 Steps to Take Total Control of Your Inbound Logistics Costs (Part 5)

Posted by George Muha on Sep 19, 2016 3:47:50 PM

Congrats!  You've made it to the final step of reckoning!  If you've followed my instructions over the past four parts, I guarantee you've put money back into your company's cash register (where it belongs)!

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Topics: freight savings, logistics savings, inbound freight checklist

5 Steps to Take Total Control of Your Inbound Logistics Costs (Part 4)

Posted by George Muha on Sep 6, 2016 9:58:52 AM

Are you having fund yet?  Have you asked the boss man or woman for a raise yet?  If not, hold off.  Let's put more money in their pockets so they'll throw in a big bonus too!

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Topics: freight savings, logistics savings, inbound freight checklist

5 Steps to Take Total Control of Your Inbound Logistics Costs (Part 3)

Posted by George Muha on Aug 22, 2016 9:58:01 AM

In the third step of our five step process of taking control of inbound logistics we are going to learn how to convert supplier prepay and add shipments to collect.  Why?  To stop allowing vendors to make big profits on freight and take better control of your own costs, but of course!  

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Topics: freight savings, logistics savings, inbound freight checklist

5 Steps to Take Total Control of Your Inbound Logistics Costs (Part 2)

Posted by George Muha on Aug 1, 2016 12:07:37 PM

In the second step of our five step process of taking control of inbound logistics we are going to learn out to create inbound routing instructions.  Why?  To take all the guessing work away from your vendors about your intentions of controlling inbound logistics, but of course!  

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Topics: freight savings, logistics savings, inbound freight checklist

5 Steps to Take Total Control of Your Inbound Logistics Costs (Part 1)

Posted by George Muha on Jul 26, 2016 2:33:42 PM

Without a doubt the hottest topic I've discussed with shippers over my past 18 years in the transportation space is the lack of control people feel they have within their inbound logistics operation.  Many people seem to think they are getting scammed by costly prepaid and add programs or played a fool by vendor's "free freight" program.  And they have good reason to feel that way because it's been my experience that many times they are.  

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Topics: freight savings, prepay & add, Cost Reduction

10 Freight Trends Your Company Can't Afford to Ignore

Posted by George Muha on Jun 20, 2016 7:58:18 AM

Shippers are ill-prepared for all of the advancements that the small parcel and less-than-truckload carriers are making in the US.  

I know that is a big statement but the disparity between freight carrier sophistication and the way most companies ship their product is not even close.  Allow me to elaborate.  Right now there are massive innovations in the way freight carriers are handling and pricing shipments.  There are several items that are vitally important for the shipping public to know.  

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Topics: Less-than-truckload pricing, Logistics Innovations, freight savings, parcel pricing

What You Should Do When a Shipment is Lost

Posted by George Muha on May 1, 2016 7:37:52 AM

Knowing what to do when a shipment gets lost in transit can be a frustrating and tricky thing.  People usually panic because they want to make sure the customer is happy.  However, that's when a lot of mistakes can happen.  What can be an easily solved mistake can turn into a comedy of errors.  

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Topics: Lost Freight, Lost Shipment

Complete Checklist for Receiving Damaged Freight

Posted by George Muha on Apr 13, 2016 12:31:00 PM

There are way too many conflicting reports on how exactly to handle a shipment when there is freight damage.  Because at KDL we do the whole freight thang for a living, we got the whole process down so pay attention...especially if you want to get paid in full on your claim.

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Topics: receiving damaged freight, inbound freight checklist

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