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There is no practical industry standard for logistics quotations and therefore everyone comes up with their own format. This makes it cumbersome and expensive to compare quotations equally; apples-to-apples. Not only that, most shippers have to calculate the total potential cost themselves, assuming they would know how and what applies to the shipment and what…

You can always ask your logistics providers to price the solution that you’re asking, but better yet, provide them with the outline of your needs and have them suggest their best available options. At the same time, we always recommend being transparent about whether a spot-quote exercises might involve multiple quoting providers. This not only…

Shippers often complain that it takes too long for them to receive quotations from their preferred logistics providers. We have some tips and tricks that will help you get quotes faster.  Have a Standard Quoting Format.  Start off by putting a standard form together that includes all the basic requirements for a logistics provider to…

Without having the right group of suppliers you will not be able to get the best results from your spot-buy exercise.  Ask yourself these basic questions: 1. Who are my spot-buy freight partners? 2. How many spot-buy freight partners do we need? 3. What are the capabilities of my spot-buy freight partners? Who are my…

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