The Necessity of Logistics & Freight Auditing Companies in a Global eCommerce Worldby Luke Kupersmith on 2012-09-16 03:12:04
In a span of less than two decades, the Internet has managed to completely change the way we buy and sell goods and services.
Can you recall a time when you couldn’t just hop on your computer and buy tickets to an event, apply for a job, or even calculate shipping costs? If it seems like a hazy memory, that’s probably because we are all now completely enveloped in the world of eCommerce.
All of this buying, selling, and fulfilling of shipments requires efficient planning, implementation and execution of the movement of goods and information. Logistics and freight auditing companies provide much needed services to enhance these efficiencies.
Before the days of eCommerce, consumers were bearing the costs of moving goods from the store to their homes. Now, this segment of the supply chain has been highly integrated into the freight fulfillment process, which involves more packaging and pounds of freight transported.
In response to this trend, there has been a need for high volume shippers to reduce shipping costs and smooth out the wrinkles in their logistics processes with services offered by logistics consultants and freight auditors like invoice auditing, shipping contract negotiation, and access to advanced transportation software. Some of the additional benefits of these types of services include the reduced need for costly personnel, enhanced customer service, accelerated cycle times, and a marked increase in savings.
If your company is looking to find ways to reduce costs in your shipping department or supply chain, consider the concentrated expertise of logistics consulting and freight.
By Luke Kupersmith
Source Consulting, www.sourceconsulting.com