Compare multiple LTL carriers in order to ensure you are getting the most competitive rate. This is best accomplished through a TMS or transportation management system.
- Optimize your shipments. Do you have multiple shipments going to different locations? Make sure that you are using the most efficient routes. Select TMS systems have an optimizer like BlueGrace’s Mojo Optimizer that enables you to input your shipments and calculate the most efficient routes by possibly eliminating shipments and saving you money and mileage, reducing your carbon footprint.
- Effectively manage your inbound shipments. In a previous blog, Who is in Control of your Supply Chain, Jason Lockard discussed the importance in controlling your inbound shipments in order to save you money.
- Audit your freight invoices to ensure billing accuracy.
- Ensure that you are using the correct NMFC codes when booking your shipment in order to prevent reclassification. Educate yourself on freight classification by clicking here to learn how to class your shipment.