28th January 2021
As a 3PL, having easy access to structured and comprehensive shipment data is key when you’re shipping parcels for multiple customers throughout the world. Keeping control of costs and carrier performance is essential to running an economical and sustainable logistics business.
If your shipment and carrier data is spread across multiple systems, it becomes difficult to analyze and time consuming to compile into reports.
As a 3PL, you need an easy way to access shipment and carrier data for analyzing purposes such as invoice checking and assessing the performance of your carriers.
By managing your whole distribution network in one place with Consignor for Logistics you get a single point of data collection, so you can uncover the shipment related data you need.
Accurate and easily accessible data is key to making informed business decisions. Through a cloud-based online portal you are able to generate reports to conduct invoice checks, review geographic forwarding patterns, see your most reliable carriers and much more.
Keep control of freight costs
Keeping control over your freight costs is key to continued profitability. However, spotting freight cost errors manually is difficult and time consuming when you’re shipping high volumes of parcels.
With Consignor for Logistics, you can extract data from all shipments and easily compare them with invoices from your carriers, allowing you to see if there are any deviations between your rates and the price from the carrier.
Also, you get the flexibility to use your own carrier rates or your customers’ rates. In other words, you have the possibility to compare rates and choose the most economical method every time.
Assess your carriers’ performance
If your carriers are failing to meet their SLAs, you need to know about it, as your customers will hold you accountable for your carriers’ performance.
Consignor’s carrier performance report shows this. You can review deliveries that were too late, too early and on time to compare carriers and see which ones are providing the best service for your customers.
Also, knowing which carriers are performing best gives you vital insight when negotiating freight rates. Consignor’s carrier performance report allows you to assess specific shipments or compare different carriers and products/services and make more informed decisions.
Keep end consumers happy
Providing a good customer experience will always be one of your top priorities.
With Consignor’s customer experience report, you can see if shipments have been delivered first time and whether there have been any exceptions so you can see which carriers required multiple attempts to deliver.
This article is the fourth in a series of articles around how to Gain Control of Your Logistics Supply Chain. Click the links below to go to previous blog posts in this series:
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