Packaging Analysis: Are You Shipping Air?

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Supply Chain Efficiency Savy shippers are always looking for savings, and here at Zero Down, finding savings is what we do best. On this blog we write a lot about Audit and Optimization, as those are two important ways to increase supply chain visibility and save money on transportation costs. But there are other areas […]

What Is a Freight Audit & How to Find the Best Auditor?

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What Is a Freight Audit? A freight audit is straightforward in theory, but complex in practice. Simply put, a freight audit involves looking over invoices from transportation providers to ensure accuracy. Because a freight audit examines the invoices for billing errors, freight audit companies will usually offer to pay the invoices as well. Most of […]

3 Ways to Solve Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Supply Chain Bottlenecks

  The last two years have been a watershed moment for the logistics industry. The effect of the global pandemic on shipping during this time has been immense, and doesn’t seem to be going away. Shippers have had to deal with fluctuations in prices, shifting demand, shortages, excess inventory, and delays at every stage. All […]

Parcel Audit Service

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Importance of a Parcel Audit Service Customers are asking a lot these days. They want businesses to have exactly what they are looking for, every time. They want it shipped directly to them, as quickly as possible. And they want updates provided at every possible step along the way. In order to stay competitive in […]

Parcel Audit Service

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    Importance of a Parcel Audit Service In the logistics industry today, there’s nothing ‘small’ about parcel services. Every marketplace in our current economy is dominated by e-commerce and direct delivery services, with customer demand for both on the rise. Technological innovations in shipping software, coupled with increased efficiencies in transportation systems across the […]

Filing Claims: When Shipping Goes Wrong

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  The Pursuit of Perfection The logistics industry these days is a global force, driving or contributing to every single physical or digital marketplace currently in operation, anywhere in the world. Modern supply chains span countries and continents, utilizing multiple carriers to draw from numerous suppliers and manufacturers, delivering to countless customers, in record time. […]

Orchestrators of the Supply Chain Industry

By Saxon McBride, Operations Manager   I have always been fascinated with the term “orchestration.” Being a cello player who has participated in many different orchestras, I immediately saw the correlation between an orchestra and the world of business. Every good orchestra has an even better conductor; someone who can draw on the strengths of […]

COVID-19: Helpful Ways To Use Technology During Crisis

  We hope that all who can are working remotely and staying safe amidst the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At this time, many businesses are being thrown for a loop, and some have been upended entirely. During this unprecedented time, we are here to help the transportation and logistics industry and the teams that support […]

Zero Down CEO Featured on Trucking Tower Podcast

The world has turned increasingly digital, so we were pleased that our CEO Brad McBride was asked to join Andy Hedrick on the popular video podcast, Trucking Tower.   In this episode, Brad and Andy discussed personal adventures, their love of sports, and freight industry insights, focusing on how Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions helps companies […]

Four Common Carrier Charges to Avoid

Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions CEO Brad McBride recently wrote a thought leadership article for Parcel Industry magazine on the 4 Most Common Carrier Charges that shippers should be aware of. Here are some of the most common carrier fees that parcel carriers dole out:   1. Address Correction Fees Address correction fees happen anytime the […]

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 […]