Supply chain savings tip of the week: Manage your total transportation spend

Including all your transportation costs in your freight management program will help complete visibility and allow you to better control costs. There can be inconsistent pricing and hidden soft costs with freight services like courier and private fleet. Taking a deep dive into these services can reveal synergies cost savings opportunities.

Choosing a professional freight management company can help identify savings as they know how to manage your freight spend and total fulfillment costs. When thinking about working with a freight management company, consider these factors:

  1. Experience: Select someone who already works with your existing suppliers – you want to save money, not disrupt the flow of deliveries.
  2. Expertise: Improving supplier and employee compliance – you can’t save money if your people aren’t using the program.
  3. Capabilities: Ability to manage large-freight, same-day shipments and total fulfillment costs for full visibility of your spend.
  4. Proof: Has a proven system for saving right away.

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