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Archives for March 2013

Three Reasons Why Presetting Delivery Appointments Can Deliver Big Efficiencies

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It may not seem like an important link in your supply chain, but an ineffective freight delivery appointment process – or lack thereof – causes problems on multiple fronts. That’s why it deserves your attention.

More specifically, by developing an effective solution you can increase visibility, improve load planning, raise service standards, and make the carrier’s job a little easier.

Not a bad return for fixing what is widely regarded as a relatively mundane process. Read More…

8 Things About Procuring Transportation Your Carriers Won’t Tell You

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Service providers react in many different ways to transportation procurement events. Applauding is not often one of them. In general, carriers don’t particularly like procurement events for reasons that have little to do with adding value for shippers.

While this observation is unlikely to bruise your ego, it’s still worth thinking about. The reasons why procurement events represent something of a downer for carriers underscore why they are a good idea for shippers.   Read More…

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