Freight Focus

George Muha, vice president of Sales for CHTL Logistics, discusses topics related to the shipping of products and materials.

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Freight Focus: How to Convert "Prepay and Add" Shipping Programs to Collect

Companies know inbound transportation is an area where extra money can be found, but they don't realize the full potential.
December 2, 2013

The part of a business where there can be a lot of low-hanging fruit is inbound transportation, particularly where vendors prepay and add freight to their invoice.


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Freight Focus: Using a Freight Audit and Payment Company

Most companies are not effectively equipped to audit carrier freight invoices, making outsourcing an increasingly viable option.
March 1, 2013

In many cases, an excellent service provider can probably perform this function better, faster and cheaper than manufacturers.


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Freight Focus: Reducing Cost Per Hundred Pounds

December 3, 2012

Here’s a simple tip for reducing your cost per hundred pounds: Just ship truckload quantities to all your customers and buy truckload quantities from all of your vendors. Problem solved.


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Freight Focus: Freight as a Percentage of Invoice

August 1, 2012

Manufacturers often overlook supply chain metrics and analytics.


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FREIGHT FOCUS: Customer Collaboration

May 1, 2011
Companies that embrace the idea of collaboration are well on their way to out-performing their competition.
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FREIGHT FOCUS: Combating Concealed Damage

October 1, 2010
Freight damage can lead to a great deal of extra expense for manufacturers, but an extra step may significantly reduce the number of damaged products.
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FREIGHT FOCUS: Linking Freight Charges to the Web

March 1, 2009
Extensible markup language (XML) can be used to seamlessly link freight rates to different existing desktop and online applications.
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FREIGHT FOCUS: Avoid F.O.B. Confusion

December 1, 2008
The meaning of the term F.O.B. is perhaps the most misunderstood of all freight verbiage. F.O.B. stands for Free On Board, and it indicates the price for goods, including delivery at the seller’s expense, to a specified point.
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FREIGHT FOCUS: Consolidating Shipments

July 31, 2008
In this new column, George Muha provides tips for companies to lower their freight costs using resources they already have.
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