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The logic behind a streamlined logistical supply chain

By managing supply chain costs, your business can earn a reputation for being reliable, as well as profitable and forward thinking. With a streamlined logistical supply chain, you will save money and guarantee your customers receive their shipments WHEN they are required – not sooner (wasted expense on your part) or later (customer dissatisfaction) – but on time…

In order to make your supply chain efforts more efficient, consider the following:

  • Discuss ongoing cost reductions and long-term strategies with your carrier.
  • Utilize your carriers online order entry, tracing capabilities and complete technological capabilities that should be available NOW
  • Do you have detailed information on your products’ densities?
  • Have you performed a formal freight RFP in the last five years?
  • Do you track the results of your total freight cost and budget impact analysis? Do you involve your carriers in your freight budgeting exercise?
  • Is your carrier presenting you with cost saving opportunities or insight on a regular basis?
  • Do you communicate with your carrier on a regular basis? If so, is it the right person at YOUR company that’s communicating with your carrier in order to explore ideas and suggestions that can improve your company’s efficiency?
  • Are your inbound and outbound processes and costs linked?
  • Does your management have expertise and knowledge in freight management? Do they take freight management seriously?

If you can identify with any of these issues, GX can help.

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