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What Drives Freight Pricing? (HINT: It's not your great negotiating skills)

Posted by George Muha on Jan 10, 2017 10:51:03 AM

The above Transportation Services Index measures the movement of freight in the U.S.  This data is collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and put out by the Bureau of Transportation of Statistics to give insight and visibility to the public about the transportation climate.  

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Topics: General Rate Increase, Less-than-truckload pricing, KDL Logisitcs, logistics savings

5 Steps to Take Total Control of Your Inbound Logistics Costs (Part 5)

Posted by George Muha on Sep 19, 2016 3:47:50 PM

Congrats!  You've made it to the final step of reckoning!  If you've followed my instructions over the past four parts, I guarantee you've put money back into your company's cash register (where it belongs)!

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Topics: freight savings, logistics savings, inbound freight checklist

5 Steps to Take Total Control of Your Inbound Logistics Costs (Part 4)

Posted by George Muha on Sep 6, 2016 9:58:52 AM

Are you having fund yet?  Have you asked the boss man or woman for a raise yet?  If not, hold off.  Let's put more money in their pockets so they'll throw in a big bonus too!

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Topics: freight savings, logistics savings, inbound freight checklist

5 Steps to Take Total Control of Your Inbound Logistics Costs (Part 3)

Posted by George Muha on Aug 22, 2016 9:58:01 AM

In the third step of our five step process of taking control of inbound logistics we are going to learn how to convert supplier prepay and add shipments to collect.  Why?  To stop allowing vendors to make big profits on freight and take better control of your own costs, but of course!  

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Topics: freight savings, logistics savings, inbound freight checklist

5 Steps to Take Total Control of Your Inbound Logistics Costs (Part 2)

Posted by George Muha on Aug 1, 2016 12:07:37 PM

In the second step of our five step process of taking control of inbound logistics we are going to learn out to create inbound routing instructions.  Why?  To take all the guessing work away from your vendors about your intentions of controlling inbound logistics, but of course!  

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Topics: freight savings, logistics savings, inbound freight checklist

The Buckets of Money Available to You by Combining Shipments

Posted by George Muha on Jan 25, 2016 9:48:00 AM

Recently I was reviewing some shipping data with a client. I was simply highlighting all of the times they shipped to the same customer on the same day and calculated the windfall of savings they would have realized if they easily combined these orders onto a single shipment.

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Topics: logistics savings, TMS savings, Freight Savings by combining shipments

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