LIVING LOGISTICS BLOG

    Freight Billing Audit -  The key to detecting saving opportunities.

    Feb 14, 2020 12:15:00 AM / by Román Martinez posted in Center of Excellence, Control tower, Visibility, Customer Loyalty, Supply Chain Solutions, 4PL, Customer Satisfaction, Customer Experience, Customer Service, Supply Chain Optimization, Cost Savings

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    Have you ever wondered how your company can create savings and find areas to implement continuous improvement projects?

    Continous improvement is essential for supply chain success and an audit process is one of the keys to achieving those goals. How, you ask? Freight bill auditors play a pivotal role in the data analysis which allows them to detect opportunities for routing improvements, shipment consolidations, modes of transport and cost optimization.

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    How to optimize your Healthcare business process?

    Jan 10, 2020 2:22:00 PM / by Samantha Bender posted in Center of Excellence, Control tower, Visibility, Supply Chain Solutions, 4PL, Customer Satisfaction, Customer Service, Healthcare Industry

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    In years past, Healthcare Companies have been willing to create partnerships with logistics and supply chain companies due to the complexity of their own operations, high cost management and lack of end-to-end visibility. Often times, these companies may have a very large geographical scope including several countries across multiple continents. They may also need to manage both upstream flows from material vendors to regional DC’s and mainstream flows with just one global small parcel carrier.

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    Procurement in the Digital Age

    Dec 13, 2019 12:00:00 AM / by Samantha Bender posted in Supply Chain Solutions, Supply Chain Management, 4PL, Transformation, Supply Chain Optimization, Cost Savings, RFQ Handling

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    Jean-Jacques Laffont, a French economist, defined Procurement as "the process of finding and agreeing to terms, and acquiring goods, services, or works from an external source, often via a tendering or competitive bidding process."

    Even though the core concept remains the same over decades, the reality is that in practice, procurement must evolve and adapt over time especially as technology advances around it.

    Procurement is focused on making buying decisions that involve cost-benefit or cost-utility analyses but many debates still persist in acquiring Logistics services such as “do I enable my internal logistics department to make these decisions” or “do I centralize the process through an enterprise-wide procurement organization”.

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