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Identifying Opportunities With Your Inbound Transportation

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Many of the processes that have resulted in more efficient outbound networks work for inbound, too. So no matter how large or small your company may be, you can develop a program that not only saves you money, but also improves service, minimize delays, reduces confusion, and raises performance.




February 22, 2011

Many companies, regardless of size, have already eliminated inefficiencies and found savings in outbound logistics. Only a few have made the same effort to control inbound freight from vendors, co-packers, and suppliers.

Yet, a well-run inbound transportation program can reduce costs, improve service, minimize delays, reduce confusion, and raise performance. It can drive efficiencies across the entire supply chain. And many of the same process improvements that are applied to outbound transportation to save time and money actually work on inbound, too.



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