Leveraging a 3PN: Is There a Competitive Advantage?

Competitive Advantage

This article originally appeared on ParcelIndustry.com. All major sports across the globe share one thing in common: their biggest stars don’t negotiate for themselves. Athletes are busy perfecting their craft and preparing themselves to create the best product they can, whether that means setting a world record or securing a victory on the field. This […]

Supply Chain Visibility: See What Your Business Is Missing

Supply Chain

This article originally appeared on ParcelIndustry.com. “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king,” – Erasmus To succeed in today’s fast-paced marketplace, businesses need to shine a light on every aspect of their organization. Unfortunately, many businesses are operating completely in the dark in regards to their own supply chains. Comprehensive real-time […]

Why You Should Renegotiate Your Carrier Agreement

There is one, simple reason to renegotiate your carrier agreement: to save money! Most shippers’ carrier agreements leave plenty of room for improvement. The carriers negotiate every single day, whereas you may only negotiate agreements once every year. Based on that discrepancy, the agreement is more than likely going to favor the carriers. So what’s […]

Impact of Rate Increase

Impact of Rate Increase

Though the announcements of carrier rate increases focused only on a small percentage as the average GRI, experienced shippers know those figures never apply across the board. So what is the true impact of a rate increase? The answer depends on many variables that factor into what kind of rate increase your company will actually […]

Zero Down Execs Announced as 2019 Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

Pros Know

Leading B2B publication releases annual list of the supply chain industry’s top professionals featuring Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions’ Brad A. McBride and Jessica Windham. SUNRISE, Fla. — FEBRUARY 28, 2019 — Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has announced the 19th annual listing of […]

Does Your Supply Chain Technology Measure Up?

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  Zero Down utilizes our proprietary software FreightOptics, the most innovative supply chain visibility platform in the industry. FreightOptics leads the competition in technological capabilities, overall visibility, and ease of use. Our cloud-based platform is built in an open-source environment that allows 360-degree connections and serves as a hub that connects your entire supply chain […]

Press Release: Zero Down Launches General Rate Increase Technology Tool (GRITT)

We’ve launched our new General Rate Increase Technology Tool, GRITT, and the word is out just in time for the 2019 increases. Supply Chain Dive featured our latest news, and you can read all about it below. Contact us today for a free assessment of your new rates! Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions Launches General […]

When Less Is More: How to Avoid Profit-Eating Accessorial Fees

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  This article originally appeared on ParcelIndustry.com. In fashion, accessorizing is a great way to get noticed. However, in the shipping industry, accessorial fees will make you stand out for all the wrong reasons. Accessorial fees bleed profits from your supply chain and often can be avoided with the right knowledge, visibility, and proper planning. […]

GRIs are Coming . . .

GRIs are Coming

Unless you’re new to the shipping industry, you probably know what the fourth quarter means: General Rate Increases (GRIs). Around this time each year, both FedEx and UPS announce their GRIs for the upcoming year. Each year for the past five years, this has meant a consistent increase by both carriers of 4.9% to their […]

Three Clever Money-Saving Strategies

If you’re on our email list, chances are you’re already implementing these savvy ways to save on shipping. If you haven’t seen our email campaign, or just need a refresher, read on! The Zero Down services are tried and proven to reduce transportation expenses for our clients. Our expert team has seen it all! As […]