Getting the funds and approval from executives to implement and/or expand transportation services and systems sometimes takes the assistance of 3PLs who can provide detailed explanations of the long-term benefits of specific supply chain strategies.
What comes to mind when you hear "transportation costs"? For many, the immediate thought will be "carrier rates". It's a valid response, but, unfortunately, it is also one that can reveal a limited point of view about the best way to manage those costs.
On an aggregate basis, freight rates for shipping chemical liquid bulk loads throughout Europe have decreased slightly between 2011 and 2012, according to a benchmark study conducted by LHC Consulting, a CLX Logistics company.