How do you work with international freight transport today? Can the transport chain be improved by, for example, reducing the number of suppliers? Choosing the right supplier for your company's international freight transportation is a crucial factor for successful logistics. For Nordic companies that import and export to Europe, it is particularly important to choose a supplier that can offer a complete solution for all aspects of the transport, including access to different transport methods and loading locations, as well as security and traceability of the goods. Below are 4 of the most important aspects to consider when choosing a new supplier for your freight transportation.
1. Negotiate a better overall price with one supplier for the whole transport operation.
An important factor to consider when choosing a supplier is the total cost of transportation. By choosing a supplier who can offer a complete solution, the company can eliminate the need to use several different companies for different parts of the transport, which can lead to lower costs. A quality supplier can also negotiate better prices for different transportation methods and stages through greater purchasing power.
2. Tracking of goods increases security
Choosing a supplier who can offer a complete solution can also increase the security of the goods. Having a single supplier responsible for the entire transportation chain reduces the risk of lost or damaged goods. A quality supplier can also provide extra security measures, such as GPS tracking or cargo insurance, to further reduce the risk of lost or damaged goods.
3. Good overview can prevent problems or delays
The ability to track the shipment during transportation is also an advantage of choosing a supplier who can offer a complete solution. A provider who is responsible for the entire transport chain gives the transport company and you a good overview of every step of the transport. This allows the company to react quickly to any problems or delays and to communicate with customers about the status of their shipment.
4. planning the optimal transport route for best economy and lead time
A quality supplier can also help the company to plan and execute the transportation in an efficient way. This can include helping the company choose the best method of transport and optimizing the transport route to reduce costs and delivery times. The same provider can also, in most cases, help the customer deal with all the necessary documents and regulations required for international freight transportation.
In summary, choosing the right supplier for your company's international freight transportation is crucial to the success of your logistics and your business as a whole. By choosing a supplier who can offer a complete solution, the company can reduce costs, increase the safety of the goods, monitor the shipment during transportation and help plan and execute the transport efficiently. The choice of carrier can also affect the possibility of getting your goods home in the most climate-neutral way possible, which is an important decision factor for more and more transport buyers today. It is therefore important for Nordic companies with large transportation needs to carefully consider different suppliers to find the best solution.
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