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InTek Freight and Logistics solves the cost, capacity and service equation for shippers.

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Managed Transportation Services | Managed TMS | Trans Management | inbound freight management | freight management

The Best Managed Transportation Companies (And How to Choose)

By: Rick LaGore
November 30th, 2018

Managed transportation services is the #1 topic we talk with shippers about as they look to better manage their supply chain performance.  Surprisingly, there is very little information about how much managed transportation costs, who the largest providers of the service are in the market and what are all the options a shipper has with the types of services they can obtain through a managed transportation solution.  

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Intermodal | diesel fuel price | truckload | ltl | flatbed | Managed Transportation Services | inbound freight management

The Freight RFP Season Shaping up to be Challenging in 2017

By: Rick LaGore
August 22nd, 2017

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The Ins & Outs of Intermodal Transportation.

The Ins & Outs of Intermodal Transportation.

Everything you need to know about domestic intermodal and how to be successful implementing it into your logistics strategy. Gives tips, tricks and insights on intermodal and what to watch out for when converting from truckload to intermodal.

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inbound freight management | ltl | truckload | Intermodal | Cost Saving Ideas | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services | Managed TMS

Inbound Freight Management - What to Know & How to Get Started

By: Rick LaGore
February 1st, 2017

Inbound freight is typically the last frontier for many companies search for cost savings in their freight spend, as there is an abundance of complexities that are often outside the Logistics & Supply Chain Department's control. When talking about Inbound Freight Management a term often used is Freight Term Optimization (FTO), which is the process by which shippers strategically establish the most advantageous freight terms, while minimizing the total inbound landed cost.  The optimal freight terms are influenced by a shipper’s ability to consolidate orders across days, shipments across vendors / customers, order level-level service requirements and the shipper’s ability to plan and execute routing options like multi-stop LTL, static or dynamic pooling, zone skipping, backhauls, etc.

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