How to Manage LTL Spend with a TMS - Inbound Logistics
Trucking, Transportation Management Systems (TMS), FinanceIf you don't know how much your company spends on LTL shipments, you're not alone. Because of the complex nature of LTL moves and the complicated pricing structure, you may be paying more than you need to and leaving margin dollars on the table.For small to mid-size companies that ship LTL several times a week, but don't have an in-house transportation director and analysts on staff, managing a $10 million annual LTL spend can be challenging. There's a tipping point of around two or more LTL shipments per day where managing LTL manually becomes overwhelming for existing staff.Partnering with a 3PL that offers a comprehensive transportation management system can help your enterprise take control of LTL spend. A TMS geared toward mid-size shippers can be like a travel booking site where you can compare rates for carriers all at once. Rather than making phone calls to get quotes, the TMS pulls quotes from three carriers and allows the shipper to make an informed decision without a lot of back-and-forth with phone calls and emails. Like an airline booking site, the user inputs origin, destination, and freight characteristics. The system connects to multiple LTL providers to retrieve quotes. The shipper can select the carrier, rate, and service level that fits their budget and shipping requirements.The system automates the quote and booking process and allows for gathering and analyzing data about your transportation spend that isn't very easy to manage with spreadsheets.The data will help CFOs analyze the transportation spend, which can be a hidden expense. The TMS can shine a spotlight on transportation costs so that companies can be assured their money is being well spent. Larger companies may have the headcount for a transportation analytics staff. With a comprehensive TMS, smaller organizations can benefit from the same functionality.In partnering with a 3PL, the shipper can use a DIY model or a DIFM, or "do it for me" model. The 3PL can handle the quote and booking process, or the shipper can manage that internally.As the competitive landscape in global and domestic supply chains gets tougher every day, managing transportation spend is a powerful tool for maximizing a company's financial health.A TMS can help a company get a handle on the variables in the supply chain, and reduce the opportunity to make mistakes due to lack of information. Adopting a TMS to simplify the LTL quote and management process can reduce spend, improve service, and give management the information they need to manage for success.7 Things a TMS Can Do for You Get multiple rate quotes: Stop back-and-forth calls. Book freight: Use a click instead of a phone call. Print bills of lading: Automate document flow. Print packing lists: Use a single source of information. Track and trace: Get information instantly instead of dispatchers calling drivers. Proof of delivery: Speed up payments with real-time documentation. Freight claims and auditing: Analyze spend for misclassifications and mistakes.
Case Study about how to Handle the Rejection of Goods
If you fail to find buyers for the moment, don't argue with the receiver; instead, let him make a jettison statement (most countries return all need the port of destination and consignee jettison statement). Arrange the return, and the goods can be returned to Hong Kong or bonded warehouse. After finding another client, just send the goods out again. In such condition, you don't need to pay tax, simple procedures for minimizing the loss;
Multimode To Moscow By Truck+air
On 10, May, 2019 VIPUTRANS arranged Multimode transportation with 20.5m length land truck and air shipping to Moscow for 120CBM communication products from China Guangdong. After VIPUTRANS Team optimization, it only took 4days to get Moscow by the cheapest and fastest way .The most important point is that catch up with terminal customers’ big project and save a large amounts of money.
How to Ship cargo with Battery?
The company's new product contains sealed battery while essentially all of the courier company can't accept the battery products according to the standard express, the product inspection and safe report are required before sending out. What’s more, each delivery needs a test. Let’s not to mention the extra testing costs, for some special markets such as India, it may meet some problems at the customs where you need to ask the recipient to provide some documents, certification and so on. Finally, she could not help feeling and said to me: I just want to send a sample. Why is it so difficult?
Sea freight,Ocean shipment,FCL&LCL shipment
VIPU provide FCL, LCL and bulk carrier to North America, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Indian, Africa. We work with all major shipping liners which include MAERSK,ONE，EVERGREEN ,MSC, OOCL, COSCO, YML, CMA, WANHAI, and Hapag-Lloyd.We can handle shipment export from Yantian,Nansha,Shanghai,Ningbo,Qingdao,Dalian,Tianjin,Xiament,Hongkong.
International Freight Block Railway Train From China to Russia and Belarus
Modern China Freight Railway Transportation Along with the developing of bilateral trade and import-export requirements, VIPUTRANS offer international freight railway train service from China to Russia, and we process new multimodal road-sea-train combined logistics solution to save cost and improve efficiency with our professional and experienced team.
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Q: What is the Third-party Fulfillment Service?
A: Third-party fulfillment providers do more. They do kitting/assembly, value-added services, and give you more shipping method to choose. One of the advantages of drop ship is you don’t need to handle the packages, which reduces a lot of hassle. But this also makes the packing customization impossible. Third-party fulfillment providers can do a lot of work for the store owners before the packages are shipped, such as kitting, assembly, adding marketing inserts, because they receive products from multiple suppliers and process them together. Third-party fulfillment providers can make more flexible shipping solutions for the store owners, because global shipping is what they do , they have more experiences than the suppliers.
TOP Shipping to Amazon FBA
AMZL US or Amazon Logistics US is Amazon’s own delivery network. Amazon has been the world’s biggest e-commerce player, and now that they also offer a delivery network, Amazon has gotten itself a more complete ecosystem. Usually, it’s USPS/UPS/FedEx/DHL that does the delivery for Amazon, but it seems like Amazon is about to change the game.
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To provide you with warehousing services can be shipped according to the orders of traders. Collection of payment for goods can help e-business customers to join the platform and open the door of Dubai Saudi Arabia e-business for you.
Q: How to start shipment with VIPUTRANS?
A:1. contacts your suppliers to arrange picking up or loading--> 2.Viputrans arrange customs clearance and send your goods on board 3.VIPTRANS issues invoice and copy of AWB or B/L for payment---> 4.VIPTRANS releases the cargo once all payment arrives 5.weekly report to update your cargo situation
What consequences does BIS system bring to India Market
Do you feel particularly bothered by your recent partners in the Indian market, especially those involved in the newly added products required by the BIS certification system? Maybe the customers who have been working together stably before will suddenly say to you: is your product in line with BIS certification now? If not, we may have to stop cooperation.
If your customer's LC Is Expired, what shall we do?
Although there are many different payment methods in international trade, it is believed that most suppliers still accept TT and LC, because these two payment methods are relatively safe and guaranteed, but LC is a little more complicated than TT. So today we are going to learn about LC payment methods and what to pay attention to.
Railway freight from China to Poland
CHINA - POLAND CONTAINER RAIL TRANSPORT Along with the increasing interest of Polish and EU enterprises in the field of economic exchange with China, the demand for transportation of goods from China to Poland and vice versa. The VIPU company offers you an extremely convenient and fully optimized solution in the field of container transport from far Asia.
China E-commerce fulfillment Amazon Taobao Drop shipping Agent wanted for 1688 dropshipping agent Shenzhen to Europe, USA, Africa, Southern America
Lots of shopkeeper and buyers want to drop shipping service from Aliexpress 1688, Taobao for their worldwide customers. While Complaints of the bad quality and non-delivery usually can't be avoided. What VIPUTRANS are doing more is to provide our sourcing and inspection services together with the dropshipping, solve your problem and support your online business.