Save Time and Money On Inbound Freight
You’ve worked hard to get where you are. You’ve built solid relationships with your vendors. And, you’ve left nothing to chance when it comes to having great connections, the best sources, and the best prices.
Why stop there?
Recent studies have shown that 80% of all corporations do not control the freight expenses of their inbound vendor purchases, thereby paying 25% to 50% more than they should. Letting your vendors choose which carrier to use can lead to delays, damages, and headaches. Why should you absorb the additional freight charges from your vendor’s misroutings? And, why subject your staff and customers to uncertain transit times, and your company to uncertain costs?
Our Vendor Inbound Program is designed specifically to help businesses control their inbound supply chain. Vendor compliance can be effectively managed through a proactive approach. When you place your purchase order, just tell the vendor to contact PNG Logistics for routing instructions. That’s it!
During a routine freight analysis, PNG Logistics discovered that a Retailer with seven locations was processing separate, same-vendor purchase orders for each of its retail stores. Each purchase order created a separate shipment, all of which were delivered by the same terminal since the stores were within a 50-mile radius. Typically, this freight was not time sensitive. PNG quickly spotted a significant opportunity for greater efficiency and savings and recommended that the Retailer begin placing one purchase order with its vendor and then distribute the freight among its stores with the Retailer’s own trucks which were already engaged in weekly inventory transfers. The Retailer embraced this consolidation strategy and immediately realized an average savings of 43% on their previous freight costs.
In addition, this Retailer now accesses vital shipment data on MyPNGLCTM—PNG Logistics’ online Transportation Management System (TMS). When inbound shipments are in transit, the Retailer searches the system by purchase order number to get up-to-the-minute information on that particular shipment. PNG’s combination of time saving tools, consulting expertise, and great pricing has helped this Retailer step to the next level in managing its freight program!
More efficient, more effective inbound freight. That’s our promise. Contact us today to learn more.