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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
No one would consider driving a car with a blindfold, but that is exactly what many companies do today with their inbound supply chain.