By Joseph McDevitt

Category: Logistics

Topic: Freight, Technology

Scalable Supply Chains: Managed Transportation Services

Maximize Savings with Managed Transportation Services

Deploying managed transportation services is a strategic move for shippers aiming to scale logistics processes. By outsourcing transportation management to specialized providers, shippers gain several advantages that enable lean operations.

First, companies can focus on their core competencies while leaving transportation complexities to experts. This shift frees up resources and time, allowing for innovation, market expansion, and improved customer service. For instance, when a company faces a damaged shipment, delegating the claim settlement to a freight brokerage company with a standardized supply chain process ensures maximum settlement. This allows the shipping company to concentrate on its primary business activities.

Additionally, managed transportation services employ advanced TMS software and logistics industry insights to streamline processes, manage timing of Transportation RFPs, cut costs, and enhance efficiency. This strategic approach enhances supply chain visibility and reliability, empowering shippers to swiftly adapt to market changes and customer demands, thereby maintaining a competitive edge in their shipping industry.

ViewPoint Transportation Management System
ViewPoint: Transportation Management System

Benefits of Managed Transportation Solutions

Managed transportation services offer shippers significant operational advantages. By outsourcing freight invoice auditing, shippers avoid overpaying on transportation and recover money from invalid charges. Delegating cargo claims filing ensures shippers receive proper compensation for damages while avoiding tedious claims processes. Leveraging transportation RFP expertise optimizes carrier procurement, securing the right carriers at competitive rates aligned with service requirements. Stringent carrier vetting mitigates risk by qualifying carriers against safety, insurance, and performance criteria. Centralized carrier selection through tendering matches shipments with ideal carriers based on predetermined business rules. Offering multimodal capabilities, the provider seamlessly manages shipments across parcel, LTL, and FTL modes from a single platform.

Managed transportation services also drive impactful efficiencies. Digitizing and centrally archiving supply chain documents like bills of lading enables instant retrieval for auditing, claims, or customer inquiries. Integrating the provider’s transportation management system with the shipper’s ERP system deploys automated data sharing, enhancing visibility from order entry to final delivery. Professional supply chain analytics identify optimization opportunities across modes, carriers, and lanes. Ultimately, these comprehensive services allow shippers to focus on core competencies while logistics experts ensure transportation operations run smoothly at the lowest possible cost.

Managed Transportation

Managed Transportation Explanation

Managed transportation services outsource various transportation and logistics functions to a third-party provider. The 3PL optimizes a shipper’s supply chain operations through key offerings. Freight invoice audit services ensure accurate charges and identify potential overcharges. Cargo claims services handle the complex process of filing and resolving claims for damaged or lost shipments. Dealing with freight claims involves repeatedly following up with the carrier, causing hassle. This example illustrates the benefits accruing to the shipper.

Transportation RFP services run structured carrier bid events to procure transportation services at competitive rates with defined service levels. The provider selects the most suitable carrier for each shipment through carrier tendering based on predefined business rules. Carrier vetting ensures only reliable, compliant carriers are used. Multi-modal services accommodate diverse shipping needs across parcel, less-than-truckload, and full truckload modes. These managed freight services archive supply chain data like bills of lading and proof of delivery documents for easy retrieval. They integrate the provider’s Transportation Management System with the shipper’s Enterprise Resource Planning system, facilitating seamless data exchange and end-to-end visibility. This enables efficient communication and comprehensive oversight throughout the supply chain.

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Translogistics provides comprehensive managed transportation services that optimize shippers’ logistics operations from start to finish. TLI’s team of experts audits freight invoices to prevent overpayments, resolves cargo claims, and runs strategic transportation RFPs to secure the right carriers at competitive rates. They vet carriers against stringent criteria and use an advanced transportation management system to tender shipments based on predefined business rules across parcel, LTL, and FTL modes. This cloud-based TMS automates planning, execution, and data capture while providing full visibility. It facilitates electronic communication with carriers and integrates seamlessly with shippers’ ERP systems. Additionally, Translogistics’ TMS leverages powerful analytics to identify optimization opportunities and drive efficiencies. By outsourcing transportation management to Translogistics, shippers gain supply chain reliability, cost savings, and the ability to focus on core competencies.