Businesses around the globe are reevaluating day-to-day activities to cut costs and maximize internal resources. That said, one of the most reviewed functions has been transportation. With fewer internal resources, some companies have begun to evaluate outsourcing the movement of raw materials both inbound to manufacturing sites and outbound to final customers. What does it mean to completely outsource domestic logistics? What are the key benefits?
The decision to completely outsource logistics is not easy; however, choosing to partner with a 3PL that has a breadth of capabilities can help catalyze the benefits of outsourcing. Our team focuses on uncomplicating logistics through the power of technology and human intelligence. Our domestic solutions include:
Brokerage – Regardless of the mode, whether it be LTL, Volume, Truckload, Intermodal, Expedite or Specialized, we can step in and help you cover a shipment immediately. With an extensive network and a team of logistics professionals, we can help you arrange a shipment later today or months down the road.
Carrier Negotiations – As your logistics partner, we can help you to reduce your overall transportation spend through proven negotiation strategies. With relationships across the industry, we commonly help clients save time on negotiations and yield larger savings than when clients negotiate on their own.
Freight Audit and Pay – On average, we help clients save between four and eight percent on LTL freight spend. We conduct a 40-point audit on all carrier invoices to ensure that you never pay a penny over what you should. We begin by assigning GL detail and cost center allocations and then provide one consolidated invoice for you to pay.
Management Reporting – We give you access to robust technology and reporting, whether it be common templates utilized across our existing client base or completely customized to your business. We help you establish a review cadence and interpret the insights, which is vital in controlling costs.
Inbound Vendor Management – We help you create business rules and provide a robust vendor portal to tender shipments and generate bills of lading. This system gives you complete visibility and the control to make decisions that are best for your business.
Contact our team to learn more about our Domestic solutions.