Taking steps to move from a 'cost center' to a 'profit center' will pay off now, but especially when the economy brightens
Raleigh, NC (Vocus) March 18, 2009
Transite Technology , a leading provider of transportation management solutions, has released a whitepaper, "Transportation and Logistics: Are You Managing a Cost Function or Driving a Strategic Profit Center?" which describes easy and inexpensive ways to turn the shipping function into a profit center instead of merely looking to trim expenses.
"Taking steps to move from a 'cost center' to a 'profit center' will pay off now, but especially when the economy brightens," said Geoff Comrie , CEO of Transite Technologies. "There are three key reasons why it's reasonably easy to change and manage your shipping as a profitable business unit,"
- The customer is presold. The "end customer" is already used to paying the shipping cost. There is no convincing or selling needed as long as the charges are reasonable.
- You can almost control your cost of goods sold. The rate structure is highly flexible and you are the boss. There is no standard pricing and it's a buyer's market. Whether small package, less-than-truckload, truckload, ocean, air or rail…how you negotiate--and how you use your rates determines your "cost of goods sold."
- Reasonably-priced technology now exists to know the true cost of a shipping transaction before the shipment so known margins are possible.
The whitepaper offers takeaways two fundamental areas from the perspective of building a strategic profit center: rate negotiation and the use of "smart" technologies.
Please click here to download a copy of Transite's whitepaper, "Transportation and Logistics: Are You Managing a Cost Function or Driving a Strategic Profit Center?"
About Transite Technology
Founded in 2002, Transite's transportation management solutions enable companies like Samsonite, Pergo, and GE to streamline processes and reduce the cost of shipping outbound, inbound, and third-party freight. Transite's transportation management solutions, technologies and managed services ensure the least-cost mode and carrier for every shipping transaction by providing visibility of the entire lifecycle of the shipping process. http://www.transite.com
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