Want to Reduce Your Transportation Costs? Then Mind Your P's and C's

Dec 11, 2018

How can shippers reduce their freights costs in an environment where rates are going up? We know a lot of shippers have had that question on their mind lately, especially with 2019 on the horizon. And we addressed these issues and shared some valuable insights on the webinar we hosted in conjunction with CSCMP and NASSTRAC last week.

If you didn’t have a chance to attend, you can download the recording here.

What are some of the highlights?

The webinar was jam packed with great information. For example, Josue Munoz from Colgate-Palmolive and John Janson from SanMar talked about how they've reduced their transportation costs. What really intrigued me though is that while they talked about the importance of tackling the 3 P's of transportation, they also talked about the importance of addressing the 3 C's of transportation, and how these impact their business.

Derek Leathers from Werner Enterprises shared how the relationships they have with shippers absolutely impacts the rates and capacity they can offer.

And Brian Gibson from Auburn University tied it all together by highlighting studies that demonstrate how collaboration within an organization is key to reducing freight costs, especially when it's extended out to carrier partners.

Some of you may be thinking “Can’t be done!” when thinking about reducing costs with rates rising, but I challenge you to listen to how other companies are making this a reality. Their strategies may be something you can use to improve you plans for 2019 and beyond.

We hope you enjoy the webinar and if you have any questions about it or anything else, please give us a call at 630-833-0890 or send us an email. We’re on your team, we’re here to help and we’re passionate about seeing you be successful.