Transportation is a critical element of a company's overall supply chain and plays a major role in customer satisfaction. But it's also a major cost center. This makes effective management of transportation all the more vital to a company's profitability. However, carrier rates and other charges can be incredibly complex, making it extremely difficult for a shipper to truly know what it's paying--and why.
Effectively controlling freight spend starts with identifying some of the key pricing components of shipping contracts, and then understanding how to work with carriers to avoid the worst of rate increases.Dennis Heppner, Sedlak's transportation practice lead, walks shippers through both in this whitepaper.
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