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Managed Transportation Services | freight management

How Much Does Managed Transportation Services Cost? A Comprehensive Pricing Guide

By: Rick LaGore
November 16th, 2018

People connect with us every day on our managed transportation services to ask various questions about how the solution can help them.  While the questions vary, the one question on everyone's list is how much it costs to bring a managed TM solution to their organization.

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Managed Freight Services | Managed Transportation Services | Managed TMS

Reasons Why Shippers Select Managed Transportation Services

By: Rick LaGore
October 29th, 2018

Outsourcing non-core competencies has been a long-standing business strategy, but for many shippers the decision to outsource freight activities brings on a number of anxieties starting with the perception of losing of control of what the C-Suite believes should be a core internal competency and continues from there.  While some shippers may be anxious over the decision to outsource freight activities, the larger market is not and the practice is far more common than others think.  Today's logistics technology and business processes within the managed transportation space makes outsourcing seamless to the shipper and its customer base, while providing significant value in price, capacity, market knowledge and overall supply chain performance. 

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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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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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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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How To's | Q & A | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services | Managed TMS

"Peace" of Mind: Inland Transportation & Container Management

By: Rick LaGore
March 31st, 2016

This is a follow-up to the “Dream Scenario” blog that goes into more detail as to what InTek Freight & Logistics does for shippers within its Inland Container Services Program .     Ocean Vessel Monitoring InTek works closely with shippers, its steamship lines, its ocean transportation providers, InTek's inland transportation partners and the various Port Authorities, to manage and monitor each and every container to improve the chances for a smooth and trouble free transaction from Port to Door and back to the Port within "Free Time".  

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Q & A | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services | Managed TMS

Inland Transportation & Container Management: The Dream Scenario

By: Rick LaGore
March 17th, 2016

In addition to the Domestic Intermodal door-to-door services that InTek Freight & Logistics offers, InTek also offers a service offering that has been perfected an Inland Transportation and Container Management Program for imported steamship containers.  The service is a solution to a myriad of issues that face an importer, as their containers delivered to a single or multiple inland locations.  Several aspects of inland container movement must take into consideration to develop a customized solution for each importer on the program.

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Freight Capacity Challenges | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services | Managed TMS

Transportation Management - What's Keeping You on the Sideline?

By: Rick LaGore
January 23rd, 2014

If you are a shipper not employing a transportation management system (TMS), then you will want to read on.  There is overwhelming evidence (TMS) save companies anywhere between 3-35% of their transportation spend, as compared to manually managing freight. 

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Freight Capacity Challenges | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services | Managed TMS

Freight Management Services Bring Enterprise Value

By: Rick LaGore
February 12th, 2013

The concept of Transportation Management continues to evolve and is now at a place where it provides tremendous enterprise value, yet there are so many still holding back because they feel they are giving up control.  Maybe all of us in the industry have confused the matter by the various names put on the service: Supply Chain Management, Transportation Under Management, Transportation Management Center (TMC), Transportation Management, Inbound Freight Management, Freight Management, Managed TM and TMS, which as my kids shared with me has a whole other meaning on twitter.  Whatever the name given to the concept of outsourcing the transportation function, freight management continues to grow to be something well beyond the centralization of the transportation department.  

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Freight Capacity Challenges | Managed Transportation Services | Managed Freight Services | Managed TMS

Benefits of an Inbound Transportation Management Services Program

By: Rick LaGore
January 18th, 2013

No one would consider driving a car with a blindfold, but that is exactly what many companies do today with their inbound supply chain.  A great deal of importance is placed on the outbound supply chain, but an even greater opportunity can exist within a company's inbound supply chain.  

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