Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. They also know that brilliant store designs and seamless mobile experiences count for nothing if they are unable to move the products their customers have ordered to their preferred destinations in excellent condition as quickly as possible.
How do you handle your partial shipments? Do you use common LTL carriers? Or rely on a consolidation program to get the job done? Organizing successful strategies for partial shipments has always required a special kind of expertise. Sometimes juggling all the pieces of partial shipments can feel like an infinite puzzle. One made more difficult by the growing popularity of ecommerce.
You aren’t imagining it. Your partial loads of temperature controlled freight are getting harder to manage. And you aren’t alone. Lots of shippers struggle to route these shipments. Lots of shippers can’t tell customers if their orders will arrive on time—until they don’t. Lots of shippers pay fines because of service failures. And lots really don’t know what transportation actually costs for every customer. But you know what? You don’t have to be one of them. You can get out of this crowd with order level management. » Read More