Time and again, we’ve seen companies baffled by high shipping costs. They can’t pinpoint why–if their rates remain on target–expenses still seem to inflate, while value decreases. What are they missing? Did they simply not negotiate the right rates? Should they start re-negotiating?
Here’s our advice: Hold up a second.
The reality is that most overspending in logistics doesn’t start or end with shipping rates and costs. There’s a far bigger picture you need to consider if you want to optimize spending and save more money.
In our newest ebook, “Logistics Cost Savings: Beyond (and Before!) Rate Negotiations,” we explain why logistics data is the key to understanding that big picture–and why improving the accuracy and integrity of that data can help you eliminate many of the common missteps that lead to overspending.
What missteps, you might wonder? How about:
- Failing to consolidate common shipments or lanes
- Paying for premium service levels when more economical options deliver at the same time
- Footing the bill for unnecessary insurance surcharges because people aren’t paying attention
- Not recognizing the cost impact of changing DIM factors
- And the list goes on!
Take a look at this free ebook today to see how you might benefit from a clearer understanding of your shipping processes and hidden costs. Download it right here–and then let us know if we can help you start uncovering critical cost savings opportunities today.