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.

Kinaxia Logistics utilises TruTac to monitor safety and compliance across the Group
2 weeks ago
SAP EWM Implementation in Ongoing Operation: SCHÜTZ Relies on Logistics IT Know-how from inconso AG
2 weeks ago
70% of HGV Drivers Recorded by Microlise Telematics in 2017
2 weeks ago
From The First Mile To The Final Mile
2 weeks ago
Europa Worldwide Group Selects Paragon To Streamline Route Planning And Maximise Use Of Resources
3 weeks ago
Kuebix Weighs-In on Amazon Prime Day’s Impact on the Supply Chain Industry
3 weeks ago
Enigma Telematics launches “Generator Insight for Deep Sea” telematics solution for power generator monitoring
3 weeks ago
Weis Markets Leverages Kuebix’s Technology and Logistics Experts to Manage Inbound Freight
4 weeks ago
Leading South West logistics operator turns to TruTac for time-saving compliance
4 weeks ago
Narrow Aisle Extends Telematics Contract with Ctrack
4 weeks ago
Österreichische Post AG relies on new BEUMER Group high-capacity sorter: Prepared for peak times
4 weeks ago
New technology important for productivity but reliable information sparse, say UK businesses
1 month ago
X-Ray vision for TruTac software users
1 month ago
Siemens offers innovative products for efficient singulation and splitting of parcel flows
1 month ago
Fleet Operations launches mid-term leasing service
1 month ago
Cranswick Chooses Intelligent Telematics For Connected Vehicle Camera Solution
1 month ago
Big boost to fleet efficiency helps AD Bly save £100,000
1 month ago
Saudi Arabia’s Almajdouie Logistics Company Eyes Further Expansion with Infor
1 month ago
Descartes Takes the Driving Seat to Host Procar’s new Freight Forwarding Solution
1 month ago
inconso Honors Young Scientists
1 month ago
Frost & Sullivan names TomTom Telematics as ‘Fleet Telematics Company of the Year’
1 month ago
The Kerfoot Group Implements Paragon To Achieve Improved Customer Service And Transport Savings
1 month ago
DB Cargo switches to digital track with AX4: myRailportal becomes central customer system for rail services
2 months ago
Intelligent Telematics Targets Sales Growth With Senior Management Appointment
2 months ago
Transporeon Group Americas Strengthens Sales Team with Promotion of Patrick Pretorius to Director of Sales
2 months ago
Siemens is continuing to drive digitalization in logistics forward with its acquisition of LOCOM
2 months ago
Leomont Wouda appointed International Business Development Director at Traxall International
2 months ago
Manhattan Associates Names Ahold Delhaize USA TMS Innovator of the Year
2 months ago
TrackIt Turn-Key Service Eliminates Risk of Hardware Investment for GPS Truck Tracking and Telematics
2 months ago
GateHouse Logistics Gives Unprecedented Data Control to Supply Chain Carriers
2 months ago
Stericycle Selects Surecam Connected Vehicle Cameras To Boost Road Safety And Drive Down Fleet Costs
2 months ago
Banham Poultry Selects Paragon’s Routing And Scheduling Software To Optimise Transport Planning
2 months ago
Ontex UK Optimises Home Delivery with Descartes Route Planning Software
2 months ago
Majority Of Transport Operators Concerned About Financial Impact Of Clean Air Policies
2 months ago
Kuebix Surpasses 10,000 Companies Using Its Transportation Management System (TMS)
2 months ago
Teknowlogi Reinforces Need for Logistics Expert System (LES) at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference
2 months ago
3Gtms Partners with 10-4 Systems to Expand Visibility for In-Transit Freight
3 months ago
Transporeon Receives a Notable Mention in Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems
3 months ago
Vigilant Enhances Global Trade Compliance Managed Services with Content Solutions from Descartes
3 months ago
Optimized Delivery Process: BOOXpress Creates Added Value with inconsoTMS
3 months ago
FleetCheck Teams up With CTrack To Support Connected Fleet Management
3 months ago
Microlise Appoints Former TomTom Executive As Director Of Sales For Asia Pacific
3 months ago
Manhattan Updates its Visionary TMS Solution to Address the Transportation Industry’s Biggest Challenges
3 months ago
TruTac drop-in session ‘tells all’ as Earned Recognition goes live at CV Show
3 months ago
Digital, Continuous Process Control: Schaeffler and inconso Receive “elogistics award”
3 months ago
Manhattan Associates Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems
3 months ago
Descartes supports Earned Recognition ‘Business as Usual’
3 months ago
Microlise Wins Prestigious Queens Award For International Trade
3 months ago
DFS Goes Live With Microlise Telematics In Boost To Fleet Efficiency
3 months ago