Transportation Spend Management

Manage and Control your Transportation Spend

"In today's economy, many companies do not have a clear and accurate understanding of their transportation costs."  Adrian Gonzalez, ARC Advisory Group

Businesses cannot manage and control their transportation spend without having timely, accurate and complete visibility of their shipping costs and activities. Investing in transportation spend management systems can help reduce these costs, ensuring a competitive position in the global marketplace.

By offering both a complete array of TMS applications and full-service freight audit and payment CTSI-Global is in a perfect position to assist companies in implementing and enforcing a Spend Management program. With a SaaS model, implementation is complete in a matter of weeks and the optimization technology integrated with the transportation execution platform helps to automate manual processes, improve performance levels, and decrease transportation costs. By going with the same provider for both TMS and freight audit and payment companies eliminate redundant processes and pay a fraction of the cost, than going with two providers. 

CTSI-Global has over 500 million shipment transactions stored in their data warehouse and a network of 10,000 carriers. With this much information at its fingertips, CTSI-Global is able to benchmark current contracts against others in our industry and procure favorable rates with carriers. CTSI-Global then automated the shipping process to leverage the benefits and strengths of each negotiated contract.

The expansion into TMS was beneficial for CTSI-Global. Not only having more information to offer to current clients, but opening up the door to become a major provider of solutions. 

The Key Benefits of Transportation Spend Management Include:

Critical IssuesReasons CTSI-Global Solutions
Rising transportation costs
  • Lack of cost-effective decision support
  • Inability to reduce accessorial charges
  • Poor transportation cost accountability
  • Automate multi-carrier route optimization
  • Accurate rate calculation and address verification
  • Improve enterprise cost visibility and control
Process compliance enforcement
  • Complex compliance requirements
  • Lack of expertise and training
  • Inability to monitor and measure compliance
  • Embed rules into automated compliance processes
  • Adapt processes to simple, role-specific work flows
  • Consolidate compliance process reporting
Customer service optimization
  • Inefficient order and shipment tracking
  • Lacking proactive exception alerts
  • Excessive order fulfillment errors
  • Composite view of order, shipment, line item and PODs
  • Automate exception notifications and POD requests
  • Eliminate user intervention, and validate details
Inefficiency
  • Redundant data entry and steps
  • Multiple application operations
  • Manual documentation
  • Streamline information silos into unified work flows
  • Share common view among stakeholders
  • Automate manual tasks to reduce data entry
Rising inventory levels
  • Poor visibility into stock on hand
  • Unnnecessary replenishments
  • Inefficient returns and dispositions
  • Capture order, shipment, carton and line-item details
  • Enable supplier drop shipping and inbound visibility
  • Facilitate customer returns and dispositions
Cost of ownership
  • Inflexible legacy solutions resist change
  • Lack of control over solution configuration
  • High cost of customized solutions
  • Fast SaaS deployment for reduced time to benefit
  • Drag and drop tools for role-specific work flows
  • Leverage legacy investments and carrier technology