Most transportation costs in a company arise from inbound logistics cost. If other words, the costs associated with transportation of items from vendors make up the biggest portion of will transportation costs, reports Amy Roach Partridge of Inbound Logistics. Part of the problem lies in misconceptions around inbound logistics, including manual, data-intense processes and added stress.
On one hand, it would be great to have brand new manufacturing equipment. On the other, brand new equipment costs money. You need to justify the expense based on factors relating to both obsolescence and business goals. Of the two, business goals have a greater weight, as you shall see.
First, a word about the obstacles to upgrading.
Modern shippers must oversee thousands of individual processes and activities. With the added pressure to lower costs to end-users, your customers, it’s no surprise that the need for increased scrutiny and cost reductions among inbound logistics partners, your vendors, has gone rogue.
Across a wide number of industries, the way companies interact with customers has changed dramatically. There is no shortage of claims that we have now entered the age of the customer. A golden age, where customer desires dictate the actions of companies. Through the hype, there is a lot of truth to these pronouncements. Companies are now, more than ever, responsive to the needs of customers.
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Logistics professionals need to consider a myriad of factors in their daily operations. Making the right choice for a freight brokering partner is often one of the important tasks on their to-do list. Whether you’re a shipper or a carrier, working with a bonded freight broker is essential for your workflow.
At Cerasis, we provide comprehensive freight claims management. Why? It’s something all shippers, at some point, will eventually face. Sometimes this involves a huge damage or loss claim, sometimes it’s much more simple.
When you’re looking for ways to benefit your company’s supply chain, you probably look for ways to reduce time or costs in various departments. In most cases, this comes down to the way you might ship, store or produce the products you sell.
Third-party logistics providers are evolving in the wake of changing politics, increased public scrutiny and demand for more value-based, not asset-based, services.
Shippers and sellers have plenty of things to consider. They must think about what customers will want today, tomorrow and two months from now.