If your inbound freight is currently managed by your suppliers, you are probably overpaying at above-market prices due to the following factors:
Unfortunately, companies do this because their purchasing departments lack resources, or their logistics departments are focused on outbound finished goods shipping to their customers. At PLS, our focus is to optimize freight cost savings and maintain successful on-time pickups and deliveries for your business. Managing your own inbound shipments can bring immediate freight savings, but the most significant advantage of PLS’ inbound logistics solution is the overall increase in control of your supply chain.
Proper inbound freight management can mitigate unwanted costs and help businesses get more visibility into inbound shipping processes. Let’s take a look at the case study of one of our customers, who saved a substantial amount of costs after switching to PLS’ inbound management.
A customer, engaged in mining, exploration, and refining with multiple locations across strategic regions, has previously relied on vendors to manage transportation of their supplies and capital equipment. Vendors have always arranged and paid for transportation, and the mark up was 15 – 50% with little to no shipment visibility. Significant costs were associated with delayed deliveries, along with no visibility of transportation spend.