A Logistics Software Solution – Signs That Your Company Needs One
For companies that don't have in house logistics experts, the question of how to handle the logistics of the shipping process often leads to contracting with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider.
A solution that rarely leads to a broad range of shipping solutions yet still costs more than implementing logistics software-also known as freight management software-which functions as a logistics expert and allows companies to choose from among recommended shipping options using a user-friendly interface.
You can also hire experts for truckload freight brokerage services.
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Below, we take a look at some signs that indicate that your company could benefit from switching to a logistics software solution.
Feeling Disconnected From a 3PL Provider
The biggest complaint of 3PL customers about doing business with 3PLs is that the line of communication between provider and customer seems anything but fluid.
Contracts with More Than One 3PL Provider
If you have a limited budget or are trying to save money on shipping logistics, you may have two or more contracts with standard 3PL providers and/or service developers, which means that you don't have an integrated approach to your shipping process.
Broken Freight on Arrival
While its rare to never experience broken freight, some companies experience it more than they should because they ship with a carrier that isn't designed to handle it. Part of freight optimization is ensuring that freight is properly stacked right and shipped with other types of freight that won't cause damage.