Take Control of your Ocean Spend with Automated Freight Audit Solutions

One of the biggest line items in logistics spend is the cost of moving goods over the ocean. This is true for several reasons, not the least of which is the complexity of the movement itself and, in turn, the complexity of billing processes. Ocean freight rates encompass a growing inventory of surcharges, turning bill of lading calculations into mathematical challenges. Given that ocean freight invoices represent the largest single component of any logistics spend, they also account for the greatest margin of error in the financial supply chain.

By · July 16, 2012

One of the biggest line items in logistics spend is the cost of moving goods over the ocean. This is true for several reasons, not the least of which is the complexity of the movement itself and, in turn, the complexity of billing processes. Ocean freight rates encompass a growing inventory of surcharges, turning bill of lading calculations into mathematical challenges. Given that ocean freight invoices represent the largest single component of any logistics spend, they also account for the greatest margin of error in the financial supply chain.

To further complicate the issue for today’s organizations, removing costs and identifying opportunities to improve cash flow are paramount to financial success. The complexity associated with bills of lading has made it increasingly difficult for shippers to use traditional, labor-intensive methods to audit even portions of these bills.

Embracing an automated ocean freight audit system is gaining popularity with a larger number of shippers who want to manage their transport spending and improve audit accuracy and efficiency. Fast, cost effective and able to drive value in an increasingly shorter time frame for a rapid return on investment, a flexible ocean freight audit system is a must for any large shipper where ocean freight is a major component of their logistics costs.

To learn more click HERE download our complimentary educational white paper, Take Control of your Ocean Spend with Automated Freight Audit Solutions.

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