1. Inbound freight accounts for an average of 40% of total freight spend, and 90% of shippers say they are not prepared to manage inbound freight. 
  2. Over 80% of companies have inbound freight.
  3. 75% of companies report that inbound freight management is a key focus.
  4. Not controlling inbound transportation means you are most likely being overcharged.
    • “Buy Delivered” means the cost of transportation is included in the cost of the product. You don’t have to worry about choosing and managing the carrier, and you can blame the vendor if any problems occur.
    • Problems with the “Buy Delivered” method:
      • You don’t know when the product shipped
      • Don’t know the mode or specific carrier
      • No tracking information
      • You cannot properly schedule receiving
  5. Companies that control inbound freight eliminate inefficiencies of inbound flow, supplies, equipment and information. Managing inbound freight reduces freight costs and maintains on-time pickup and delivery.
  6. Suppliers risk losing customers if inventory/parts cannot be supplied as needed.

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