Freight management is a beast with many moving parts. There are plenty of cracks for things to fall through as a consequence. One of the biggest of those comes right at the end of the chain – freight invoice auditing. Matching your pre-agreed rate cards against the invoices you actually receive can be extraordinarily tedious … Continue reading How much are you losing to freight auditing?
The reason that super-successful companies like Amazon do shipping so well is that they look at it as an essential part of their customers’ experience. It’s an idea that B2B companies are still catching up on. Further upstream in the supply chain, businesses tend to put more energy into their customer relationships and commercial agreements … Continue reading How to bring the B2C shipping experience to B2B: a practical guide
A practical guide to integration There’s been much talk recently about disruptive technology and its role in supply chain operations around the world. Perhaps you’ve been considering investing in new technology to improve your efficiency, reduce labour costs and get ahead of the competition. A key benefit of today’s cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) … Continue reading Start embracing technology and integration
How to set up a successful freight management system Around the globe, wholesalers, distributors, transport carriers and many other companies have been implementing transport management systems (TMS) and/or freight management systems (FMS) for decades. Technology designed to help improve efficiency, visibility and the bottom line of your logistics operation isn’t a new invention, but there … Continue reading What makes technology implementation so difficult?
What’s right for my business? When it comes to deciding how to best manage freight operations, many shippers, wholesalers, distributors and logistics personnel find themselves at a crossroad. Do you implement a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) freight management system in-house or should you outsource everything to a fourth-party logistics (4PL) partner? Choosing what’s right for your business … Continue reading 4PL Managed Service V Software-as-a-Service
How do they impact you and your business? On 1 October 2018, the Heavy Vehicle National Laws (HVNL), governed by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) were amended. According to the NHVR, the HVNL was amended “to provide that every party in the heavy vehicle transport supply chain has a duty to ensure the safety … Continue reading New Chain of Responsibility Laws
Why real-time visibility is now a must-have In today’s market, the demand from shipping, carrier and customer stakeholders for real-time visibility over the supply chain and freight has never been greater. In fact, it’s no longer a nice-to-have service offering, it’s now a must-have if you want your business to grow and survive as corporations … Continue reading Control and Visibility