Managing Freight Costs Through a Holistic View

Posted Feb 11, 2019

Scrutinizing All Logistics Issues and Automating Processes Deliver Valuable Savings The New Year is prime time to take a fresh perspective on your supply chain. Many manufacturing and distribution companies have reaped significant benefits from using technology to automate production and customer satisfaction delivery. However, when it comes to tackling the logistics costs, they typically focus on areas with limited impact that are symptoms of the corporate logistics structure. Instead, imagine the advantages of improving areas within your control and applying automation to your administrative side. Coupling automation with a close look at internal factors can greatly reduce your freight costs and present eye-opening saving opportunities.... Read more

Optimizing Freight Carrier Contracts Drives Bottom-line Profits

Posted Jan 24, 2019

Previously, we’ve discussed the most common challenges facing the Director of Logistics in the move to digitize the supply chain. We’ve also covered the freight management technology and best practices that the Director of Logistics can introduce to impact your bottom line. Now let’s explore the benefits of optimizing contracts with your freight vendors to drive profits. ... Read more

Transition from Manual to Electronic Bill of Lading Delivers Great Benefits

Posted Jan 14, 2019

In today’s market, it’s common to have multiple locations, shipping daily. Numerous, costly challenges arise when companies still rely on manual bill of lading (BOL). Does your organization face any of the following issues? • The time-consuming, manual entry of BOLs are often full of errors due to human entry. • Compliance requirements are difficult to meet because each location has its own process for entering freight data into the system. This prevents apples-to-apples comparisons across the company. • Departments struggle to gain access to information in a timely manner. ... Read more

UPS 2019 GRI

Posted Dec 07, 2018

United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS), will increase shipping rates effective December 26th, 2019 by an average of 4.9% for UPS Ground, UPS Air & International services while UPS Freight rates will increase by an average of 4.9% on December 27th, 2018. The change will impact the following:... Read more

Technology Delivers Visibility to Manage, Control & Lower Freight Costs

Posted Nov 19, 2018

As organizations grow, leadership teams frequently look for ways to operate more efficiently and better engage with customers. Organizations that are operating the same way they did just two years ago are falling behind. Truly, technology and systems continue to evolve rapidly to improve business practices. Specifically, the use of freight management technology presents a wealth of opportunities for those in manufacturing, retail and distribution―from automating processes to improving customer service. The Director of Logistics is well positioned to see across internal departments and introduce technology that delivers powerful impacts on the bottom line. Let’s examine the benefits of implementing industry-leading technology and knowledge as well as the next steps the Director of Logistics can take before year-end.... Read more

How the Evolving Role of Director of Logistics is Impacting the Business Landscape

Posted Oct 30, 2018

The Director of Logistics role has evolved. Whiles this management position was traditionally responsible for "pushing boxes out the back door," that transactional role has truly transformed into a more strategic player within organizations. For instance, technology has caused a true disruption of the supply chain, presenting the Director of Logistics with opportunities to gain insight into customer preferences, expedite delivery and streamline operations. This management position now plays a central role in strengthening the supply chain to positively influence customers and manage one of the largest spends within a company.... Read more