Cerasis, a third party logistics company with a strong focus on inbound freight management, announces the release of a new white paper entitled, “The Complete Guide to Understanding & Benefiting from Inbound Freight Programs.” Those interested in obtaining a copy of the white paper may fill out the form to the right to access it.
In a tight capacity crunch that we are seeing now and as the manufacturing renaissance surges, in part thanks to reshoring, but mostly to the recovering economy and improvements by manufacturers to stay lean and mean, North American shippers, in order to sustain and scale their logistics’ departments, are needing to evolve and employ transportation best practices and a LTL shipping strategy.
Yesterday we put on a 60 minute webinar entitled, “The Value of a TMS and Logistics Services for Effective Inbound Logistics Management.” We had a great turnout with over 100 logistics managers, supply chain officers, and those in the transportation world registering and attending the webinar.
If you’re looking to save costs on shipping and freight, take a look at your inbound freight program. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the 2010 study on transportation and logistics by the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston.
Clearly, managing inbound shipping is challenging, as stated in our previous blog “3 Inbound Shipping Challenges Logistics Executives Face Which Impact the Entire Supply Chain”, where we stated a lack of control, visibility, and a constant fight of rising freight costs.
If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. A more efficient inbound freight program can minimize delays, save money and even reduce confusion.
Inbound Freight Management is An Area Each Shipper Can Improve
After each fiscal year, many companies task their operations to figure out new ways to reduce costs for the upcoming year. Every aspect of the company’s factors which impact the bottom line should and does come under review. However, not every area of the business is given equal scrutiny.
Inbound freight management and logistics is receiving a lot of attention as shippers continue to look for ways to manage and mitigate freight costs. Traditional Transportation Management Systems (TMS) vendors help with logistics planning, but do little to address what happens in the day-to-day execution.
Cerasis Announces First Ever Inclusion in Inbound Logistics TMS Guide
Looking for a TMS Guide? We found one. Each year, around May, Inbound Logistics puts together it’s annual “TMS (Transportation Management System) Buyer’s Guide”. Transportation management systems (TMS) offer tremendous benefits for shipment management, trading partner collaboration, and freight payment.