Luke Kupersmith Info
Luke Kupersmith is the CEO of Source Consulting
Source Consulting, a privately owned logistics consulting and cost management solutions provider that applies relevant transportation software technologies and shipping cost reduction services to companies with high small parcel and freight shipping volumes.
Recently named to Inc. Magazine's "500 Fastest Growing Companies" list, Source Consulting's headquarters are located in Irvine, Calif.
17/03/2013 What is the Difference Between a Freight Bill and Bill of Lading?
To capture the most value from custom logistics, it is important you know some terminology from the industry. No matter what kind of enterprise you represent, it is part of a unified network of standards developed by logistics providers to help you get your product from your own facilities to the end user. As a result, you can start to understand more about most fundamental logistics processes simply by knowing certain key terms.
10/02/2013 Top 5 Hidden Costs of Logistics
Wondering about your true logistics costs? Logistics costs are mutable, not fixed, so any one category of logistic cost is subject to your enterprise’s own efforts. Logistic cost analysis is a crucial first step to finding any logistic cost that is out of step with the needs and expectations of your business. In fact, it is the first thing that you need to do in order to implement a truly comprehensive logistics cost management strategy.
27/10/2012 The Greening of the Shipping Industry
The tides are turning again for the shipping industry, this time in regards to energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of ocean freighters.
12/10/2012 Mobile Apps to Ease Shipping Troubles
Shipping solutions can sometimes feel like more trouble than they’re worth. We know it, and so do you; but this doesn’t have to be the case for the upstart or the entrepreneur
16/09/2012 The Necessity of Logistics & Freight Auditing Companies in a Global eCommerce World
In a span of less than two decades, the Internet has managed to completely change the way we buy and sell goods and services.
28/08/2012 Helping the Supply Chain with Sustainable Ideas
As the world continues to evolve with new technology, it also brings forth new challenges to businesses and their supply chains.
07/08/2012 How the Battle Between FedEx and UPS Affects Your Business
Whether you are a business that frequently ships parcels all across the country or an individual shipping package, you are most likely to be using one of two major shipping forces— UPS or FedEx.
31/07/2012 Amazon’s Potential Same-Day Delivery Effects on Your Business
This blog post isn’t the first we’ve spoken about Amazon and its effects on business and carriers. A few months ago, we explored their acquisition of Kiva, bringing in mechanical robots to help make their supply chains even more efficient. Coupled with their strong online presence and branding, they are looking to take over both as a consumer’s primary merchant and as a potential major shipping force. Now, a new revelation has appeared that would elevate these positions even further.
19/07/2012 Inspiration in the Logistics & Supply Chain Community
Although the supply chain industry is fairly traditional, there is constant opportunity for innovation and further education as both the community and the technologies around us continue to change at a rapid rate.
10/07/2012 Reflecting Back on The State of U.S. Logistics
Earlier in June, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals released their annual State of U.S. Logistics report to their members, reporting on the general trends and observations about U.S. logistics and supply chains in general.
22/06/2012 Social Media in the Supply Chain
Digital technology is an integral part of any business, especially in the supply chain. Fairly obvious inclusions, as we discussed previously, include tablets and smart devices for easier visibility and tracking.
28/05/2012 What the Recent UPS Earnings May Mean for Your Shipping
For all businesses that ship a constant amount of items, it’s important to note the changing fluctuations of the shipping world, whether it be the updates in new competitors, as we previously noted in our Amazon blog post, or the quarterly earnings calls
18/05/2012 Free Online Tools to Help Save on Shipping
There are many methods to helping to save money for your company, especially in reducing shipping costs that are very efficient and doable. However, one well over-looked area that could help many companies out are online shipping tools, many of which are free to use
08/05/2012 The Importance of Optimizing Your Supply Chain with Risk Management
What is risk management? It is the process of looking at potential sources of disruption to your supply chain that can create financial and physical damage
22/04/2012 Amazon’s Potential Effect on the Shipping Industry
arThe carrier system has for a long time been a very oligarchic system, only made up mainly of two carriers, UPS and FedEx
08/04/2012 The Effects of the USPS Losses
2012 has been a busy year for the shipping industry both in big news items. Such events as the 2012 shipping rate increase has already affected many businesses’ budget plans for the year while floods and earthquakes in 2011 has shaken up many companies to look deeper into their risk management programs to create a viable Plan B.
28/03/2012 Helping Reduce Shipping with Your Help
Source Consulting is always striving to help businesses reduce their shipping costs. We accomplish this through both our guaranteed money-saving work and the innovative software to help businesses with their shipping
19/03/2012 Reduce Shipping Costs with an Audit Trial
There are many ways to reduce shipping costs, but many companies are intimidated by the amount of work that they perceive to be necessary for such savings.
09/03/2012 Understanding FedEx Carrier Commercial Invoices
Sometimes, there can be an overwhelming amount of forms to recognize and remember, when you are shipping items. One of these forms is the FedEx commercial invoice when you ship packages internationally and will help clear the item through customs. Here, we’ll better try to understand what the commercial invoice is and some tips on how to best fill it out.
11/02/2012 The Importance of Dimensional Weight for FedEx’s Weight Calculation
There are many ways to reduce your shipping costs, but to do this, you need to be knowledgeable about smaller aspects of shipping you may have not been privy to before. One of the more immediate ways to save on shipping is by focusing on large packages you ship.
23/01/2012 How to Make the Most Out of Your Shipping Discounts
When carriers determine discounts and incentives for their customers, they may utilize some similar tactics, but overall, they do not have a singular system to differentiate between one company to the next
12/01/2012 Money Saving Shipping Tips and the Importance of a FedEx & UPS Rate Comparison
In order to flourish in today’s tough, hyper-competitive business climate, you need an edge. The place to start, naturally, is by cutting back on expenses. If your business is a major shipper, the fastest (but maybe not most obvious) way to do this is to reduce your shipping costs. If you use either UPS or FedEx, which chances are you do, it’s important to perform a FedEx/UPS rate comparison.
21/12/2011 Accessorial Charges and How To Get Past Them
There are a number of erroneous charges that can appear on your shipping invoice, the number one complaint of carriers being accessorial charges. But what exactly are they?
08/12/2011 Shipping Rate Negotiation Tactics
Carrier negotiations can be challenging for both the new and experienced shipper. Carrier representatives are well trained and offered high incentives to get your business with the highest shipping rate and most profit possible.