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Shippers protect against supply chain disruptions with physical, analytical, and financial risk mitigation strategies.
Automating supplier payments through commercial cards helps companies facilitate their payment process.
Freight audit and payment services allow shippers to leverage data to solve their business challenges.
Shippers can benefit by using a bank to facilitate carrier payment transactions.
Shipping freight plays a vital role in supply chain management, yet many shippers neglect to take control of their inbound shipments. Industry experts offer strategies for overcoming five common obstacles to successful inbound freight management.
Danny Monson of States Logistics Services Inc. offers tips to help shippers confirm a logistics service provider is financially stable before signing a logistics service contract.
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Stephanie Miles of Amber Road offers advice on how shippers can manage the growing complexity of international supply chains and their associated increasing transportation costs.
By reviewing shipment history, carrier assignments, and freight invoices, a benchmark study will accurately reveal your company’s transportation costs, writes Mike Challman, VP of North American Operations, ChemLogix.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Conduct a financial checkup of your potential 3PL partners before you sign the contract.
Leveraging IT, reconsidering warehouse processes, and conducting periodic network optimization projects are just three of many strategies that enable shippers to not only trim costs, but ensure that transportation spending supports overall business goals.
Having a financing partner that specializes in the transportation industry is important for trucking companies because it will understand their capital needs, collateral values, and financing alternatives, says Nick Weaver, Regions Bank.
Leading freight payment service providers continue to enhance the array of tools they offer to help shippers make the most of freight payment data.
Improving order-to-cash cycle effectiveness requires more than speeding receivables. Scott Pezza, research analyst, The Aberdeen Group, offers advice for enhancing the overall process by focusing on long-term goals and relationships with customers.
By helping tire importer TBC Corporation convert its inbound transportation to free-on-board (FOB) terms and control freight costs, American Global Logistics rolled out a supply chain transformation.