Executive Briefings

The Freight to Finance Translation Guide: A CFO Primer on Transportation's Impact on Financial Performance

If CFOs are from Mars and logistics managers are from Venus, here's the transportation view - translated into terms that the CFO can understand.

Transportation costs unquestionably impact a company's financial performance.  And yet, for most CFOs, controlling these costs sits far down on the priority list.  Despite strong evidence that better collaboration between Transportation and Finance leads to more informed and smarter decisions, active collaboration is rare.  Why?  Because CFOs and logistics managers view transportation through a very different set of lenses.

In this whitepaper, we explore the following questions related to transportation and logistics strategy and how a company's answer to each can impact their financial performance:

•   How much inventory shoud you carry?
•   How does transportation impact the pursuit of new commercial strategies?
•   What balance of fixed and variable costs should be maintained?
•   What freight terms make the most sense?

Please CLICK HERE to view this whitepaper.

Transportation costs unquestionably impact a company's financial performance.  And yet, for most CFOs, controlling these costs sits far down on the priority list.  Despite strong evidence that better collaboration between Transportation and Finance leads to more informed and smarter decisions, active collaboration is rare.  Why?  Because CFOs and logistics managers view transportation through a very different set of lenses.

In this whitepaper, we explore the following questions related to transportation and logistics strategy and how a company's answer to each can impact their financial performance:

•   How much inventory shoud you carry?
•   How does transportation impact the pursuit of new commercial strategies?
•   What balance of fixed and variable costs should be maintained?
•   What freight terms make the most sense?

Please CLICK HERE to view this whitepaper.