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The Other Half of Your Net Landed Cost of Goods

Eyefreight, a provider of SaaS TMS technology, has helped numerous brands across the globe optimize their distribution processes. The case studies included in this white paper show Eyefreight’s flexibility to adapt to the unique needs of shippers with complex distribution scenarios to reduce their net landed cost of goods and positively impact the bottom line, to the tune of double digit reductions in transport costs, increased perfect customer orders, radical decreases in planning teams’ workloads, and significant reductions in CoD, including reductions in transportation costs, distanced traveled and carbon footprint.

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Combatting Rising Costs of Distribution

A perfect storm of circumstances – including labor shortages, growing demand for shipping services, regulatory burdens and systemic infrastructure problems – has boosted freight costs by as much as 14 percent since 2012 for consumer packaged goods companies, according to one recent industry study.  While large shippers have been able to afford expensive systems to manage costs, the availability of affordable, cloud-based solutions is leveling the playing field for smaller shippers who previously were priced out of the automation market.  Now, using cloud-based automation technologies to optimize inventory allocation and distribution planning, all shippers have the opportunity to reduce costs and increase margins, without renegotiating shipping rates.

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Is your Organization Prepared for a TMS Implementation?

As organizations across the world demonstrate every day, a TMS can improve margins by reducing net landed costs of goods.  Yet shippers must understand that successfully implementing a TMS is about far more than the technology. While the solutions on the market are sound, they require the right environment and nurturing to deliver results.  Although no two TMS implementation plans are or should be alike, the most successful ones share an intensive focus on how the implementation will be affected by the skills required, the roles played, and the styles of management and coordination within the organization.

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Global logistics place companies in a wide world of unpredictable business challenges

To run a global logistics operation successfully, companies must be prepared to navigate a maze of market-specific complexities. Beyond obvious issues like translating language and converting currency, many nations present unique— and more often than not, unpredictable—logistics challenges. As a result, a shipping process that excels in one market can easily fail in another.
Since each market has its own complexities, a one-size-fits-all logistics approach simply won’t work, and companies entering new markets with outdated business practices and technologies will inevitably fall short.

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How Top Companies are Putting the Brakes on Accelerating Freight Costs

To gain control over spiraling freight costs and reap full visibility into every link of their supply chains, companies are increasingly and understandably implementing transportation management systems (TMS).

In helping some of the world’s top brands implement a TMS – and ultimately enabling them to slash their net landed cost of goods by as much as 30 percent – Eyefreight has developed a unique understanding of the crucial factors that drive the success of TMS implementations. In this report, we explore those key drivers, share our insights and describe the best practices for effectively implementing a TMS.