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inbound logistics program

Most transportation costs in a company arise from inbound logistics cost. If other words, the costs associated with transportation of items from vendors make up the biggest portion of will transportation costs, reports Amy Roach Partridge of Inbound Logistics. Part of the problem lies in misconceptions around inbound logistics, including manual, data-intense processes and added stress.

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inbound freight programs

Thomasholmes, a third party logistics company with a strong focus on inbound freight management, announces the release of a new white paper entitled, “The Complete Guide to Understanding & Benefiting from Inbound Freight Programs.” Those interested in obtaining a copy of the white paper may fill out the form to the right to access it.

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transportation best practices

In a tight capacity crunch that we are seeing now and as the manufacturing renaissance surges, in part thanks to reshoring, but mostly to the recovering economy and improvements by manufacturers to stay lean and mean, North American shippers, in order to sustain and scale their logistics’ departments, are needing to evolve and employ transportation best practices and a LTL shipping strategy.

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If you’re looking to save costs on shipping and freight, take a look at your inbound freight program. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the 2010 study on transportation and logistics by the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston.