Five Reasons Shippers Need a TMS

Five Reasons Shippers Need a TMS

Posted Oct 29, 2014

First of all, let’s get something out of the way. Any software or technology solution that helps shippers automate aspects of their supply chain is often called a ‘TMS’. This acronym is commonly thought to stand for ‘Transportation Management System’ or ‘Transportation Management Software’. Other synonyms include ‘Supply Chain Software’ or ‘Supply Chain Management System’,... Read more

4 Reasons To Outsource Late Parcel Refund Process

4 Reasons To Outsource Late Parcel Refund Process

Posted Sep 16, 2014

If your company ships a high volume of parcels, chances are you have a relationship with FedEx or UPS, or both. While both companies value customer retention and efficiency, they depend on humans executing at a high level. Furthermore, we all know humans make mistakes – even the most efficient processes and operations have to... Read more

Decision to outsource freight operations drives down costs, enhances customer service

Decision to outsource freight operations drives down costs, enhances customer service

Posted Sep 02, 2014

As freight volume goes up 18%, costs go down 4% Opportunity Skyrocketing fuel costs threatened Ace Mart Restaurant Supply’s (http://www.acemart.com) long-time commitment to its customers of surpassing their expectations with superior customer service and affordable, high-quality products that last. Then Broussard Logistics entered the picture. Norman “Gus” Gustafson and his son started Ace Mart in... Read more

2 Biggest Reasons Shippers Don’t File Parcel Service Failure Refunds

2 Biggest Reasons Shippers Don’t File Parcel Service Failure Refunds

Posted Aug 20, 2014

Let’s face it – when virtually anyone thinks of shipping parcels, they think of UPS and FedEx. By most accounts, the two companies account for over 95% of the parcel shipping market in the U.S – and do an admirable job, considering the sheer volume of packages they ship. According to shipping research firm PackageFox,... Read more

Negotiated freight discounts is only the beginning of the story

Negotiated freight discounts is only the beginning of the story

Posted Aug 12, 2014

HR efficiency and greater management oversight compound freight cost savings to justify rollout of pilot program Opportunity Faced with growing freight expenses and significant increases in petroleum-based raw materials, AJ Adhesives, Inc. (http://www.ajadhesives.com) knew something had to give if it wanted to stay competitive. AJ Adhesives was formed in 1992 as an industrial adhesives distributor... Read more

The 4 Reasons To Hire An Expert To Pay Freight Invoices

The 4 Reasons To Hire An Expert To Pay Freight Invoices

Posted Aug 01, 2014

Every company should know what their core business is. It is really the answer to the questions: Why are you in business? What do your clients hire you do to for them? While that sometimes can be a complex answer or a response with multiple parts, there are still elements to operating a business that... Read more