As a purchasing, traffic or operations manager dealing with regular transport of goods in bulk, you have to set a robust freight procurement plans for your business. Your goal is to ensure that your company’s freight reaches its destination safely, in time and at a reasonable cost.
If you want to ensure that you can achieve this primary goal, start by sending a Request for Proposal (RFP) and go over rounds of quotes before you settle for a particular service provider. To reach your goals, you have to find a highly reliable third-party logistic (3PL) and shipper to work out. This means ensuring that the 3PL is qualified and can commit to perform at a relatively low cost.
That said, below are five practical tips for your freight procurement goals and plans: