Why A Single Source 3PL/Freight Bill Audit & Payer Benefits Your Supply Chain

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Have you ever gone out to eat, paid your bill, and later looked at your credit card or bank statement and thought to yourself “I thought I paid less than this?” It can happen any time and is completely normal since balancing our bank account and reviewing the charges is a part of everyday life. Our only complaint would be that we have to do it ourselves and in business we have to outsource that task. What if you could proactively prevent overpaying situations in your transportation, shipping or logistics department?

Does your accounting department ever complain about having to cut checks to multiple truckload companies, LTL providers, audit companies, and even 3PL providers?

When calling on prospective customers we often find that business prospects are outsourcing these functions to multiple providers. This can complicate separate internal business units that monitor these numbers. Does your accounting department ever complain about having cut checks to multiple truckload companies, LTL providers, audit companies, and even 3PL providers? BlueGrace Logistics prides itself on its consultative approach to new prospective companies, with an ultimate goal of becoming your single source provider.

Freight Bill Pay and Audit (FBAP) is one of our value adds. We audit every freight bill that comes in to our system, allowing us to look at the quote-to-invoiced cost variance. This ensures that we catch any discrepancies your team might miss.

We find that there are generally three different reasons a bill is out of variance:

  1. It’s the carrier’s mistake. BlueGrace audits and fixes this with the carrier before you ever see the bill.
  2. It’s the 3PL’s mistake. We audit and will credit this type of issue before you ever see a bill.
  3. It’s an employee’s mistake. When this happens, we give you the opportunity to dispute or say it was an error before you ever see a bill.

Some 3PL firms only audit freight bills and won’t proactively search for potential errors; this is what separates us from them.  At BlueGrace, we provide the technology, integration, business intelligence, consolidation, and consultative services. Please reach out today to learn more about how we can transform your supply chain processes.

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