Transport Management

Transport Management and Technology, Distribution Management, Freight, Vehicle Routing & Scheduling Software and Load Planning.

Kuebix Offers Comprehensive Methodology to Manage Inbound Shipments

01-Feb-2018
Kuebix Offers Comprehensive Methodology to Manage Inbound Shipments
Kuebix, creator of a transportation management system that delivers true freight intelligence, is offering a comprehensive methodology to manage inbound transportation operations, as outlined in an informative white paper, “The Art of the Inbound.” Frequently overlooked and often pushed to the bottom of a shipper’s supply chain agenda, good inbound freight management can help companies improve shipment visibility, increase efficiency and boost profitability.

“Most companies have not developed a comprehensive strategy to manage their inbound freight,” said Dan Clark, Founder and President of Kuebix. “Done right, inbound freight management leads to stronger relationships with carriers and suppliers, more efficient docks and warehouses, and a reduced cost of goods.”

To start, companies should partner with their suppliers to lay out a plan of action to determine the most cost-effective and efficient way to ship and unload their freight. Using a freight transportation management system (TMS), like the Kuebix TMS, businesses can establish mandatory guidelines with suppliers for compliance of vendor-controlled (VDS) and customer pick-up (CPU) shipments. Supplier compliance programs reduce cost of goods by making carriers and warehouses more efficient. If suppliers fail to comply, they will be subject to violations outlined in the routing guide, resulting in savings through the sharing of costs.

Kuebix TMS fosters a strong alliance between shippers and carriers that enables inbound shipments to be consolidated to reduce freight and unloading costs. Reducing the number of individual LTL shipments will decrease the cost of freight, dramatically increasing the efficiency of distribution centers and significantly reducing unloading costs.

“Best practices show that working with a limited number of carriers with attractive rates and superior service will give each carrier enough business to ensure LTL consolidation does not affect service levels,” added Clark. “Having a strong partnership with carriers opens up other opportunities for additional savings, such as backhaul agreements with LTL carriers to consolidate freight to single truckload for pick up by a shipper’s own fleet for the final mile.”

Kuebix TMS also enables the creation of dynamic rate allowances to ensure savings on both TL and LTL shipments by calculating the best possible real-time vendor allowances based on actual carrier rates as demand dictates. It also automates tracking, scheduling and door assignments, which will directly reduce labor spend. Kuebix TMS captures every relevant piece of data and returns reports, dashboards and scorecards that allow shippers to analyze their inbound freight program and identify opportunities for increased efficiency.

Ultimately, good inbound freight management facilitated by technology helps companies achieve cost and productivity goals. By taking a holistic look at the current inbound environment—then working with suppliers and carriers to come up with a plan of action to improve it— businesses will be able to leverage all of the market’s capacity, get the best rates, and gain better visibility over the end-to-end supply chain.

Download the white paper, “The Art of the Inbound,” here.

Whistl’s Fuel Efficiency Scores with the Help of Isotrak
6 days ago
Kuebix Tops 5000 Companies Using its Transportation Management System
1 week ago
Isotrak Group and PCL announce contract extension
1 week ago
Intelligent Telematics Opens New European Headquarters In Reading To Support Ongoing Growth
2 weeks ago
TomTom Telematics launches next generation fleet management
2 weeks ago
5 Good Reasons to Visit the TruTac Exhibition Stand - CV Show 2018
2 weeks ago
Innovate UK to Update Microlise Transport Conference Delegates on Uk’s Biggest Low Emission Trials
2 weeks ago
Product Care Chooses Paragon’s Flexipod Electronic Proof Of Delivery Solution
3 weeks ago
Transport platform TimoCom is cooperating with UTA
3 weeks ago
New defence logistics guide available now
3 weeks ago
Wincanton and Virtualstock partner to provide advanced Supplier to Customer service
3 weeks ago
Cool Cube selects Verilocation for its real-time temperature monitoring solution
3 weeks ago
Learning Machine Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)
3 weeks ago
Kuebix Empowers E-Commerce Businesses with Profitable Transportation Operations
1 month ago
Maritime Transport Upgrades And Extends Microlise Fleet Technology
1 month ago
GateHouse Logistics Aims to Extend Non-Competing Partner Blocks in 2018
1 month ago
Alpega acquires transport procurement software specialist TenderEasy
1 month ago
Isotrak Group acquires market leading breathalyser immobilisation business
1 month ago
One of the Most Powerful People in Transport to Speak at Microlise Transport Conference
1 month ago
Nominations Open for UK's Biggest Truck Driver Awards
2 months ago
Concrete company increases productivity through paperless scheduling solution
2 months ago
Transport Management with inconsoTMS: Optimized Network Planning, Innovative Analysis Procedures
2 months ago
Trust Forwarding selects BluJay Solutions for integrated transportation management
2 months ago
Cost of traffic to UK business approaches £1bn
2 months ago
GateHouse Logistics Releases Upgraded Road Theft Tool
2 months ago
Partnership yields significant fuel efficiency improvement and accident reduction for CEMEX UK
2 months ago
BluJay Solutions unveils MobileSTAR
2 months ago
Significant fuel efficiency benefits leads to long-term deal with Turners
2 months ago
Logistik & Transport 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden
2 months ago
Royal Mail And Arrival To Outline Electric Vehicle Opportunities At Microlise Transport Conference
2 months ago
Technology investments underused by more than half of UK businesses
2 months ago
Infringements down & compliance up for breakdown & transport specialist
2 months ago
Transwide and Teleroute appoint Allison Searle as Chief Commercial Officer
3 months ago
CPT & TruTac launch ‘Daily Checks’ app
3 months ago
Iceland Post Deploys Descartes Route Planning Solution for Expanding Delivery Operations
3 months ago
Microlise Transport Conference Announces Expanded Programme for 2018 and Opens Registration
3 months ago
Kuebix rapidly building the largest collaborative shipping community
3 months ago
Four Office for Low Emission Vehicles Trials Worth £10m Using Microlise Telematics Tech to Capture Data
3 months ago
Inaugural Isotrak and Verilocation Driving Excellence Conference a big hit at Silverstone
3 months ago
Paragon Helps Leading Canadian Caterer Marigolds & Onions Keep Time-Critical Deliveries On Schedule
3 months ago
Connected Vehicle Camera Footage Highlights Dangers Of Rural Roads
3 months ago
Alliance Flooring Distribution Lays Tech For Fleet Success
3 months ago
Peter Green Chilled employee named best HGV driver in UK
3 months ago
Microlise Telematics To Help Abbey Logistics Boost Efficiency
3 months ago
Boughey Distribution rolls out Verilocation’s MDVR multi-camera solution to entire fleet
3 months ago
Kuebix Announces the First Free Multimodal Transportation Management System
3 months ago
TomTom Telematics named Europe’s largest provider of fleet management solutions for third year running
3 months ago
Making The Most Of Connected Camera Technology Requires Joined-Up, Managed Approach Says Intelligent Telematic
3 months ago
Isotrak and Verilocation to host inaugural Driving Excellence conference
3 months ago