Vaxcel Strengthens Relationships While Adding Efficiencies
Vaxcel, Manufacturing Industry, Carol Stream, IL – Designs and creates inspired residential lighting and fans that put timeless style, enduring quality and purposeful functionality within reach of every homeowner.
Vaxcel, a national manufacturer and distributor of home lighting and fan solutions, values innovation and knew they wanted an innovative, forward-thinking transportation management system over traditional ones. They found that other TMS vendors were biased towards certain carriers, but Vaxcel wanted to keep their existing carrier relationships intact because they were already well-established and very strong.
Working with Kuebix, Vaxcel was able to not only keep these relationships, but can objectively view all available rates in one place. By viewing their rates side-by-side, they can choose the best carrier for each shipment, driving efficiencies and savings. With Kuebix, Vaxcel reports cutting the time they spend booking shipments roughly in half! They can also manage the entire process online for improved customer service.
Other features from the TMS have lowered transportation spend as well. For example, one carrier used on a specific lane turned out to not be performing up to standard; tenders were adjusted to include other carriers, leading to substantial savings.
Previously, Vaxcel received Bill of Ladings from each carrier’s website, which was very time-consuming and tedious. With Kuebix’s simplified process, BOLs are created in a snap. To Vaxcel, the time savings stands out the most, and getting up and running with their carriers was completed very quickly, with little action needed from the company themselves.
Vaxcel is building a baseline of information to measure their success and to improve strategic decisions about their logistics operation. The company continues to see savings on freight costs and time, while keeping their strategic carriers and customers happy.
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