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Strategic Cost Reduction for CFOs: Freight Audit’s Role in Enhancing Supply Chain Efficiency

Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) are key players in safeguarding their organizations’ financial health. With margins tightening and operational demands increasing, CFOs can greatly benefit from actively optimizing freight audits. This is not merely about cost reduction; it’s about strategically utilizing these processes as essential tools for enhancing supply chain resilience, ensuring compliance, and fostering informed […]

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Decoding Food and Beverage Supply Chains: Strategies for Success

In the food and beverage supply chain, every step counts. The journey of perishable goods involves a delicate dance of logistics, temperature control, and meticulous planning. In this blog, we will explore the nuances of food and beverage supply chains, emphasizing the pivotal role of temperature-controlled equipment, the intricacies of shipping dry goods, the importance […]

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Load Planning: Increasing Profitability and Rate Negotiations

Negotiating Better Rates Through Load Optimization Efficient load planning serves as a dual-purpose tool in transportation, not only driving cost reduction but also providing considerable influence in rate negotiation with carriers. Shippers who prioritize load optimization gain a strategic advantage, setting the stage for additional cost savings and enhanced profitability through favorable rate agreements. Consolidation […]

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Guide to Data-Driven Logistics Decision Making

We often see transportation is in the top five of a shippers P&L. In this era of digital transformation, the key to an effective and strategic transportation program lies in harnessing the power of data and information. Let’s explore how data-driven decision-making can drastically improve your transportation program. Traditionally, transportation decisions were often made based […]

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A Guide to Savings in Managed Transportation

Managed transportation encompasses a suite of services aimed at streamlining freight management processes. By outsourcing transportation functions to third-party providers, businesses can leverage expertise and resources to enhance efficiency and reduce costs. Understanding the core components and benefits of managed transportation is fundamental to unlocking its potential for savings. As businesses navigate supply chain management, […]

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Measuring LTL carrier performance is one of the grayest areas in transportation. Join Jill Clifford and Curtis Garrett as they deep dive measuring LTL carrier performance and discuss how shippers can make their freight attractive to carriers.  

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Comparing LTL Pricing: Tools and Techniques for Shippers  

One common question we hear at FreightPlus is, “What kind of tools are available to shippers to compare LTL base rates and discounts?” It is a simple question that doesn’t come with a straightforward answer. Like many things LTL, comparing rates is not as simple as comparing apples to apples, and therefore there isn’t a […]

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Collaborative Performance Metrics Between Shippers and LTL Carriers

The relationship between shippers and Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers has historically been a complex one. Traditionally, the approach was straightforward – shippers aimed to cut costs by negotiating aggressively, often resorting to a ‘beat them over the head’ strategy. However, this outdated mindset is undergoing a paradigm shift. The Outdated Approach: “Beating Carriers Over […]

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What is the Perfect Load?

The concept of a “perfect load” in transportation revolves around the optimal utilization of available space, weight capacity, and resources within a transport vehicle, such as trucks, planes, or ships. It’s about efficiently arranging and managing freight to achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness during transportation. Here are key aspects of the concept: Creating a perfect […]

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