Traditionally inbound shipping costs and operations have been a challenge to control. Most companies have not developed a comprehensive strategy to manage their inbound freight. Shipments arrive from their suppliers without a plan to drive the lowest shipping and unloading costs, or to consolidate shipments to maximize efficiency at the distribution center. Additionally, many companies have failed to introduce compliance standards to improve the behavior of their suppliers and efficiently plan the arrivals of shipments to their warehouse facilities. This results in three endemic problems.
Use this guide to benchmark your company against best practices in the industry and help to put together a strategic approach to capitalizing on the opportunities to manage the “art of the inbound.”
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