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Prioritizing Partials: Taking Midsize From Overlooked to Always Booked
Midsize freight shippers: Ever find yourself choosing between price, service quality and speed when shipping 10-28 linear feet of freight? You’re not alone. The good news is your partials can: ship faster, incur less damage, and cost less to ship. The solution? Shared truckload. Rather than force you into a trade-off, shared truckload lets you have your cake and eat it too. Learn how your partials can get the priority they deserve.
Olive it when you save on transportation – Case Study
To help eliminate waste of hours and cost across multiple modes, AFS implemented its Managed Transportation services for Musco, taking ownership of the entire life cycle of their shipments and converting their manual processes to an automated transportation management system that fully integrated with their enterprise resource planning (ERP).
A Shipper’s Guide to Freight Management
With Penske’s free Shipper’s Guide to Freight Management, you’ll never wonder if you’re spending too much on freight again. Using helpful cost checklists and featuring expert guidance, Penske spells out exactly what you need for your business. We break it down with no confusion, so you know exactly the right steps to take to keep moving your business ahead.
The Do’s and Don’ts of a TMS Selection and Implementation
Transportation is often the largest supply chain cost for a company. A TMS can yield 6-8 percent savings on transportation costs, yet only a fraction of companies take advantage of a TMS. In this white paper, learn the do’s and don’ts of selecting and effectively implementing the right TMS for your company to realize transportation savings and improve your operations.
Stamping Out Rubber Stamping
Rate increases? Are you being overcharged? Is your contract letting you down? …Or is it your lack of an efficient process? These are just some of the questions most shippers or freight forwarders cannot answer precisely; instead, they are swag assumptions. Find out how you can take control of your contract and invoices to answer these questions definitively.
Solving for Uncertainty: A Guide to Variable Transportation Budgets
Procuring truckload capacity is unique compared to other commodities, and the recent spikes in truckload shipping costs have brought extra attention to budgets and operations. Given all the uncertainties that still exist in the marketplace, how can you successfully plan and execute on a transportation budget? Download the eBook to find strategies for balancing predictability and flexibility in your transportation spending.
10 Tips to Enhance the Value of Your Transportation Management System
Sustainability strategies and technologies have evolved to the point where well-executed initiatives are having a positive impact on both the environment and on the bottom line. Here are a few strategies to consider, depending on your industry and needs.
Fixing Failed Deliveries
With high e-commerce growth comes certain challenges, such as late or failed deliveries, which are often caused by inaccurate address information. Download this whitepaper to uncover the true impact failed deliveries are having on your business. Plus, discover top tips to optimize the customer experience and stamp out failed deliveries for good.
Why enterprise shippers everywhere are demanding Instant Prebate for truckload RFPs
Every year, North American shippers spend an estimated $7 billion on truckload freight that ships with empty space. Is your business one of them? If your organization uses traditional TL RFPs, it might be. Because the standard TL RFP process bases freight rates on a fixed-cost model (rather than load size), shippers pay for more space than their freight needs and trucks move half-empty. This makes no sense, especially when there’s another option. Flock Freight’s alternative to TL RFPs is Instant Prebate. Flock Freight’s Instant Prebate program accounts for load size and gives you a discount on your TL rate every time your freight doesn’t fill a trailer all the way. Download this white paper to see why Instant Prebate is a more efficient, affordable, and sustainable choice than the common TL RFP process.
Plan ahead with transportation market forecasts
With vaccine distribution underway, shippers are now planning for the slow return to normal life, anticipating the transportation trends in 2021.The report includes data from the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium, a group of leading shippers who use DAT iQ insights to benchmark and inform their transportation operations. Forecasts from the report anticipate a slower rise in contract rates for Q1, and it will likely take a few months for the markets to digest the increases experienced in late Q4. See what this might mean for Q2 in the Pulse Signal Report from DAT iQ.
Procurement Without the Guesswork
Meeting complex shipping needs in a freight market defined by unrelenting instability ushers in a lot of uncertainty, especially when it comes to your transportation budgets. Historically, most shippers use a few different methods, attempting to crack the code and stay current with freight market trends. Unfortunately, today’s pandemic driven climate has exposed drawbacks in most commonly used strategies. Fortunately, DAT recently acquired FMIC—formerly part of Chainalytics—and created a new service that solves for all the shortcomings of previous tactics, giving you a current 360° view of today’s freight market, as well as a look at tomorrow’s.
Four Ways Digital Freight Networks Improve Shipping
From fluctuating demand to uncertain capacity, 2020 has been a doozy of a year for shippers. Small and midsize businesses have been hit especially hard, with transportation teams scrambling to find new ways to streamline operations, reduce costs, and improve customer experience in the ‘new normal’. Download the whitepaper to learn the four ways that digital freight networks are helping small and midsize businesses weather market volatility and improve freight logistics.
Top ways freight technology will cut costs in 2021
In the face of growing e-commerce activity and an uncertain economy, shippers are turning to advanced technology to guarantee a smooth customer experience and reduce costs. This white paper outlines technologies and services that will have a big impact on shipping businesses in 2021 and beyond.
Business Continuity in the Age of COVID-19 Requires an Enterprise Approach to Home Office Shipping
The COVID-19 crisis has businesses struggling as employees transition to working from home. Instead of managing four offices, companies must now manage 4,000. Lacking a centralized mailroom, employees are forced to improvise when sending materials to customers, prospects, and other employees. This e-ook shows how a cloud-based multi-carrier management solution maintains centralized control while giving employees tools to ship efficiently, cost-effectively, and safely from home offices. Download now.
Unlocking Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Savings in the Southeast
Check out this eBook offering insights & strategies for managing the complexities of #LTL freight throughout the #Southeast. Learn how to match capacity to cost, measure LTL shipping success and more. #Florida #logistics
Data, Data, Data: How do I harness it?
While every shipper understands the importance of data, supply chains can struggle to read and action the insights, even if the information lives in-house. Data management may seem simple, but there are pitfalls to avoid. If a shipper harnesses their data properly, the business can leverage metrics to optimize for reliable capacity and lower operational costs. Data, Data, Data: How do I harness it? will explore the magic of data analysis.
The Master List of Accessorials for Shippers
To help cover all your bases, FLS Transportation Services together this Master List of Accessorial Charges. It covers the 28 fees every shipper must address before tendering loads. Avoid unnecessary freight costs and strengthen carrier relationships.
The New Economics of Freight Brokerage
Defining the new economics of #freightbrokerage. With the swings in capacity, availability and rates of today’s freight brokerage, this whitepaper sets out to better define the #truckload marketplace, carriers and their assets and the role of technology and data in the new economics of freightbrokerage
The Ultimate RFP Checklist for Shippers
Hey Shippers! Learn how to find the right freight partners, download The Ultimate RFP Checklist. It’s your ticket to managing bids, awarding lanes & reducing costs.
Find the Money: How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help
Transportation leaders are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs while improving service levels as they conduct strategic assessments. Using the Spend Diagram to document freight flows and costs on a single page is the best way for a transportation team to collect data and focus their efforts. Read enVista’s whitepaper to learn how a Spend Diagram can identify savings opportunities throughout your transportation operations.
Think Like a Big Shipper
Many small and mid-sized shippers suffer from the mindset of, “I’m not Walmart.” This approach assumes that size and sophistication are necessary to achieve meaningful transportation costs savings. However, shippers of all sizes can always develop and implement strategies that have a return on investment. You don’t have to be a big shipper to obtain similar savings – simply think and act like one. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
A Leaner Supply Chain
Supply chains are inherently complex and interconnected. And the greater the number of products produced or destinations for goods, the greater the potential for complexity and the greater the necessity for systematic, enterprise-level approaches to preserve value for the company at every link in the supply chain. Download this whitepaper to discover how a more integrated supply chain can contribute value to your company.
Mastering logistics complexity: taking control with technology
Very few, if any, logistics planning operations are simple to plan. As customer demands grow and congestion and legislation increases, the variables that transportation planners have to juggle become more complex. Read our white paper to find out how harnessing the latest technology will not only help transportation planners manage these complexities but also turn them to your competitive advantage.
Examination of on-time delivery service in a JIT environment
Adopting just-in-time (JIT) inventory principles has enhanced production operational efficiency, cost effectiveness and customer responsiveness for many organizations. But the real key to success is providing a solution that applies JIT principles to the specifics of each client’s industry and accurately tracks and delivers on-time performance, regardless of industry conditions, leading to the greatest competitive advantage.
Oil and Gas Transportation Mistakes and How to Correct Them
Historically, O&G companies’ soaring profits masked the poor state of logistics operations within their supply chains. Now that profits are thin, they’re rushing to save money wherever they can. O&G companies realize the savings potential in their disordered logistics processes, specifically in transportation management. Many businesses are making the same mistakes over and over, despite the fact that they can be easily avoided.
Green Freight Handbook
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has released its Green Freight Handbook – an easy-to-use guide to making changes that cut emissions and save logistics costs. This free guide can help you understand why green freight practices have become essential for controlling greenhouse gas emissions; establish metrics and measure program success; assess the best opportunities to drive down costs and greenhouse gas emissions; and gain support for initiatives and implement with success.
The Value of a TMS and Logistics Services for Effective Inbound Freight Management
This whitepaper will help you gain a deep understanding of how to effectively manage and understand the nuances of LTL freight shipping. It covers the challenges logistics executives face in inbound freight shipping; areas to focus on to improve inbound freight management; and the requirements of an effective transportation management system. Learn how deploying an effective inbound freight program reaps benefits including significant cost reductions, improved transportation efficiency, better control over incoming goods, a boost in customer service, reduction in cycle time, and even freedom from legal headaches.
The Economics of Transportation Management Systems
Transportation is one of the biggest expenses for companies, and these costs continue to increase. Learn about current industry conditions, the factors that are contributing to these cost increases, and the benefits a Transportation Management System (TMS) can provide. This whitepaper will answer all your questions, from the TMS options available to the return on investment.
Out with the Old—In with the New! Managing Inbound Freight Fuels Greater Efficiencies
Need to reduce transportation costs? Inbound transportation is an area rich with opportunity. In this whitepaper from enVista, you will learn how Transportation Management Systems have evolved to better address expanding inbound requirements, and ways to reduce your transportation spend.