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Manufacturer Saves $70k Monthly on Expedited Shipping Costs Using UltraShipTMS

Challenge: Procurement frequently relied upon expedite requests to meet sales orders to satisfy a "just-in-time" materials sourcing strategy. Consistent cost overruns due to inefficient use of expedited shipping and the resulting high premiums were not identified until month-end transportation audits. By then, the money had already been spent.

Solution: The UltraShipTMS expedited shipping control module was activated and a new business process for expedite requests was deployed.  Under the new process, Procurement or Purchasing makes the expedite request to address sales order needs, transportation makes the best shipping decision and executives/managers are kept informed of activity. 

Results: Transportation decisions made by those with relevant expertise as opposed to procurement or sales personnel.  Inbound shipping requirements were wholly un-impacted by the new module.  The client enjoyed SKU and hundred-weight level visibility into expedite shipping costs.  In sum the new module delivered savings averaging $70k/month totaling $1.5mm in 2 years. 

About the Solution Provider: UltraShipTMS offers award-winning software-as-a-service solutions to the food production, packaging, retail and other industries.  UltraShipTMS and the LoadFusion transportation optimizer provide a single-source solution for optimization, transportation and settlement for in- and out-bound shipping across all modes of transport.  UltraShipTMS is an emerging leader in the supply chain management industry. 

Web: www.UltraShipTMS.com

Email: sales@ultrashiptms.com

Phone: 800 731-7512

Solution: The UltraShipTMS expedited shipping control module was activated and a new business process for expedite requests was deployed.  Under the new process, Procurement or Purchasing makes the expedite request to address sales order needs, transportation makes the best shipping decision and executives/managers are kept informed of activity. 

Results: Transportation decisions made by those with relevant expertise as opposed to procurement or sales personnel.  Inbound shipping requirements were wholly un-impacted by the new module.  The client enjoyed SKU and hundred-weight level visibility into expedite shipping costs.  In sum the new module delivered savings averaging $70k/month totaling $1.5mm in 2 years. 

About the Solution Provider: UltraShipTMS offers award-winning software-as-a-service solutions to the food production, packaging, retail and other industries.  UltraShipTMS and the LoadFusion transportation optimizer provide a single-source solution for optimization, transportation and settlement for in- and out-bound shipping across all modes of transport.  UltraShipTMS is an emerging leader in the supply chain management industry. 

Web: www.UltraShipTMS.com

Email: sales@ultrashiptms.com

Phone: 800 731-7512