Overreliance on one freight broker
Sometimes allowing one carrier to handle all your freight shipments can make you vulnerable. Working with a proactive logistic partner can help you reduce expenses and improve productivity.
Ignoring inbound freight management
Inbound freight management enables you to have full control over consignments received, notice if there’s any damage to packages, and have improved inventory management.
Not researching shipment weight
Don’t estimate what the package weighs. Ensure you have a scale that will help you weigh the package accurately. If carriers reweigh the package and discover that the original estimate is inaccurate, they will charge you an extra fee.
If the packaging is outside stated parameters of height, width, and weight, the rate will increase. Most of the FTL and LTL companies focus on dimensional pricing system. You can change the packaging or add weight to the parcel to avoid extra charges.
Lack of technology Implementation
Technology utilization will provide you with visibility into your supply chain, real-time data, and tracking capabilities.
Always ensure that you double-check your freight’s destination address on the bill of lading (BOL). Otherwise, your shipment may end up in the wrong place and cost you money and time tracking it down. Double-checking goods before they’re sent is very important.
Reverse logistics policy
Your company should assure your customers that the return policy is on their side. Lack of a properly planned and customized reverse logistics policy can increase distribution and storage costs, lead to poor customer experience, and even ruin your brand reputation.