No matter how big or small your shipping company is or how many transport vehicles you have in your fleet, cutting costs, improving delivery times, and preserving customer satisfaction are the primary goals of any business in the industry. One powerful way to improve your results and enhance the value of your services is with TMS managed multimodal shipping. Combined with automated freight management services, multimodal methods can make the difference between breaking even and making a profit at times.
By taking advantage of multiple shipping options and utilizing two or more modes of transportation, managed multimodal transport can considerably improve transport productivity and diminish transportation costs. This can be done for the entire process as the integration of automated organization transportation services and a more streamlined approach makes every step in the shipping process easier and more affordable and more sustainable in the long run. Without a managed multimodal process in place, the disparate systems many companies use today eat away at profits and decrease values. According to Business Wire, “multimodal transport can improve transportation efficiency by 30%, reduce cargo damage by 10%, reduce transportation costs by 20%, reduce highway congestion by more than 50%, and promote energy savings and emissions reduction by more than one third.” With figured like these being seen across multiple industries it is easy to see why managed multimodal systems are becoming more widely used across the board.
Information is easier to access and share with a TMS managed multimodal shipping set up as well. The goal of a carefully designed shipping module is to deliver reliable results. This what is known as “end-to-end” visibility and it is a key component to reducing costs, improving customer services, enhancing delivery services, and overcoming common obstacles in shipping and transport. Everything involved in the process is based on real-time analytics, which makes it easier to react and make changes and adjustments as needed to compensate and account for unforeseen issues that may arise. With the up-to-the-minute data that give can be accessed, every member of the team can make more informed decisions, which in turn can lower costs and improve profit margins, and lower overall expenses.
With a managed multimodal approach to shipping, there are several things that need to be considered when looking at how best to take full advantage of this method, including:
The managed multimodal system of shipping with an integrated and streamlined TMS setup can bring many benefits for any company. By combining a process that can automate freight auditing with a multimodal approach to shipping and transportation, entire processes can be improved, profits can be increased, and customer satisfaction can be maintained. It is an easy way to improve the overall shipping process and increase benefits and rewards for every party involved in the shipments. When it comes to maximizing the benefits of a streamlined parcel transport approach, a managed multimodal approach is the best way to go. It is easy to get started for yourself with Cerasis on your side.
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