11 ways to gain global Transport Cost Control

August 17, 2015 Pieter Kinds

Even though most organizations have transportation systems and data that are unrelated to some degree, companies do recognize that logistics costs can, in fact, be better controlled.

Submitting to load consolidation practices, for example, and automating processes, knowing the best shipping routes, and negotiating better contracts with carriers are all necessary approaches to containing rising logistics costs. The graphic below shows the findings based on information collected among 204 top logistics and supply chain managers, conducted by Peerless Research Group on behalf of Mercury Gate International, Inc. This study was executed in March of 2015.

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Not coincidentally, shippers are most concerned about areas that closely align with those procedures that are in greatest need of improvement. Data management, capacity and carrier availability, cost analysis and shipment tracking, and carrier accountability are the characteristics that shippers are most interested in fortifying.
Characteristics considered important to logistics organizations / Freight Invoice auditing considered most important to logistics organizations.

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