How to manage your transport costs for unplanned and expedite transport? On average >15% of Transport budgets are easily spend on Unplanned and Expedite Transport, depending on the business you are in! Reason for such high percentage is that such shipments tend to be extraordinary expensive compared to standard contract rates. Savings of >20% are possible, by managing the buying process for these transports through a digital freight marketplace like Zendeq!
What does this mean for you?
Do you know what your (companies) spend is on Unplanned and Expedite Transport?
Most likely not, as typically this is done ad hoc through email and phonecalls. This often works fine, but also means no control or efficiency gains. Often even your accounts payable department is being surprised with related invoices from which they have no idea where they came from and/or what they are about. Once you have determined you have the instructions for execution this freight, it is hard to trace back what was agreed, with whom, when. Also the follow-up gets blury as there is no view on outstanding shipments, so retrieving POD’s might be forgotten. Retrieving back several email strings is then not uncommon, time consuming and often does not give you the answers you are looking for. Souns familiar?
You are not on your own.
Many companies struggle to extract expediting costs from their purchasing or accounts payable systems. They frequently give up trying because they just can’t get accurate data. Same goes for POD retrieval or understanding in the first place what the freight was about, when receiving an unexpected invoice. This lack of data availability is one of the key reasons why companies are unable to manage their unplanned and expedite transport costs. But that doesn’t mean it could not be readily available. It shouldn’t be difficult to know when they occur?
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