Freight Optimization: It’s Bid Time

Freight Spend Management

As we enter Q4, it’s time to Go Bid or Go Home. In the latest report from the Logistics Manager’s Index, transportation capacity continues to rise, as businesses sit on already overstocked inventories. Per the Wall Street Journal, freight rates are plummeting from the historic highs of the previous year, as ocean shippers cancel record […]

Bid Management: Three Steps to a Better Contract

Bid Management

In the latest report from the Logistics Manager’s Index, data from around the country indicates that transportation capacity continues to increase, a massive shift from the previous two years when carriers were struggling to keep up with demand. Coupled with the fact that inventory doesn’t seem to be a problem right now, this trend leaves […]

USPS Ending Reseller Program


The United States Postal Service recently announced that, starting in October 2022, it will put an end to its 30-year-old Reseller Program. The program offered discounted rates to smaller shippers, creating a competitive alternative to the national duopoly of FedEx and UPS over the past few decades. The cessation of the program means that companies […]

Freight Spend Management: Take the Wheel and Steer

Freight Spend Management

A decade ago, in her book Ninety Percent of Everything, author Rose George documented the time she spent traveling between continents aboard a cargo vessel. She attempted to shine a light on the international shipping industry, and highlight how this oft-overlooked sector influences nearly every aspect of the modern world. Today, almost ten years after […]

What is Freight Optimization?

freight optimization

  Optimization: The action of making the best or most effective use of a situation or resource.  While it may be exaggerating to say the sky is falling on the logistics industry right now, we’re not far off. All across the globe, businesses are scrambling to keep up with customer demand, while their supply chains […]

Tips for Mastering Parcel Contract Negotiation

Contract Negotiation

How Does Parcel Contract Negotiation Work? There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a parcel carrier: service, punctuality, quality, etc. All these things are important, and they all influence the relationship between shippers and their carriers. But, if you asked decision makers what the most important factor is when it comes to […]

How to Get a More Accurate 2020 Budget

The carriers are announcing their General Rate Increases (GRIs) for next year, but what can you expect, exactly? As you create your 2020 budgets, don’t rely on the average increase that the carriers publicize. Those figures don’t take into account the details that contribute to your actual increases. There are many factors to consider, such […]

Join Us for Our Live Demo on September 18th!

Live Tech Demo

Discover the Benefits of FreightOptics Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions’ proprietary software FreightOptics services all modes and leads the competition in technological capabilities, overall supply chain 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 […]

5 Reasons to Leverage Our Supply Chain Technology

As one of the newest and most innovative supply chain technologies in the marketplace today, our proprietary logistics technology, FreightOptics, enables transportation professionals to work smarter, not harder. Leveraging the power of the FreightOptics platform has MANY benefits. Here are the Top 5 Reasons to Leverage Our Supply Chain Technology 1. Gain SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY […]

Our Optimization Service Saved a Client 20%, Without Switching Carriers

We are proud to showcase the impact our supply chain visibility services have on our clients’ businesses, and our results speak for themselves! Read our featured case study below showcasing our industry-leading Optimization capabilities. Client A clinical diagnostics company that develops and manufactures clinical consumables and medical equipment. Problem to Solve: The client needed a […]

The Supply Chain Revolution Will Be Digitized

This article originally appeared on The supply chain industry is changing rapidly and there is a digital revolution transforming every sector of the marketplace. The digital revolution is giving companies faster and more comprehensive access to their business’s flow of data. For decades now, the supply chain industry organizational model has been characterized by […]