One Network’s Parcel Management Solution in DC Velocity

One Network was featured in Mark B. Solomon’s article “Connecting the Dots” on The article looked at ways that regional parcel carriers can compete with FedEx and UPS. One Network is mentioned as a solution, one adopted by Greyhound Lines. Excerpts from the article follow below.

The reality is that a third national network similar to what DHL attempted is unlikely to materialize. Beyond the cost of replicating a model that took FedEx and UPS many years and billions of dollars to build, each of the largest regional carriers has its own operating schemes, customer targets, and pricing matrixes, which would be difficult to integrate on a national scale.

The technologies are also disparate, though there has been progress to develop an IT backbone to support a unified infrastructure. One Network Enterprises, a Dallas-based IT provider, has created the “Real Time Value Network,” which One Network says gives 30,000 parcel users across the U.S. real-time visibility of the shipment cycle from order placement, to proof of delivery, to reporting, online billing, and payment options. Last September, Greyhound Package Express, the parcel unit of the legendary intercity bus operator Greyhound Lines Inc., joined the network to link its depots with local parcel haulers.

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