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June 29, 2016

How can you reduce transportation costs?

Looking for ways to cut costs? Take a close look at your transportation data. Make sure you have a firm grasp on what you are spending, where, why and when. Next, look for the low hanging fruit. Can you consolidate two or more LTL shipments into a truckload? Is that small LTL shipment better off with a parcel carrier or vice versa? Is every order a separate shipment? Are you paying for premium service where the standard or deferred option will do? Maybe your high transportation costs are masking an inventory or distribution problem. Can you easily benchmark your costs against a national or international index? Without a doubt, the best way to discover these answers is through use of a robust Transportation Management System (TMS). As we like to say, “Data tells the story.” A good TMS will make solutions and cost-saving opportunities crystal clear.

Too many companies manage transportation the same way they did last year, or four years ago, or even as far back as when they first opened their doors. Does this make sense? Of course it doesn’t. Any company that is growing and changing will have different needs. You have new customers with ever-changing requirements, there are competitive pressures and naturally, every customer expects their shipment to be delivered an hour after the order is placed. As business owners, we must be willing to look forward, adapt and make changes that support our growth plans and most importantly, our bottom lines. Often, when we are open to change, the stars align.

So if you don’t utilize a TMS, you need to. If you haven’t evaluated your transportation costs and looked for ways to operate more efficiently, you should. Fortunately, Nexterus has invested in a best-in-class TMS on your behalf. Its call Fusion Center and it’s yours for the taking. Trust us, it’s the next best thing to having drones deliver your product.

Want a sneak peek? We thought so!

Contact us at 800-937-8224 or send an email to learnmore@nexterus.com and we will be happy to show you how it works.

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