Supply Chain Network Optimization: A National Issue


Per The Wall Street Journal: 

The White House released a series of reports on Thursday recommending dozens of measures to help alleviate the on-going supply chain issues that have been plaguing the country. The reports outline steps the nation can take to strengthen freight transportation, as well as our underlying infrastructure. Some of the proposed measures include pushing globally for adjusted cargo container sizes, and updating existing road infrastructure and expanding ship-building projects domestically. A key theme throughout the reports was higher diversification at every level, to safeguard against future bottlenecks. 

Supply Chain Efficiency is Needed Now 

As anyone in the logistics industry over the last two years will tell you, things have changed. Delays and shortages are affecting every mode across the board, from air and ocean, to truckload and LTL, to parcel and last mile delivery. Carriers are being pressed like never before, and reacting with higher rates for worse service. With everything going on, there has never been a better time to focus on supply chain efficiency, so your business can keep things moving. Having a logistics partner that can help you navigate these difficult times is vital to not only stay competitive, but to stay afloat. 

Supply Chain Network Optimization is the Answer

Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions is here for you. While diversification at the national level is important to prevent future bottlenecks, supply chain diversification for your specific company can help you maximize profits and customer satisfaction. Our Optimization service uses the latest in business intelligence to provide supply chain visibility down to the penny level, helping identify important factors unique to your individual shipping profile. Coupled with our industry leading TMS, Zero Down can help you negotiate the best rates, with the best national or regional carriers that work for you. 

Benefits of Supply Chain Network Optimization 

Using Zero Down as your logistics partner to optimize your supply chain will provide the following: 
  • Supply Chain Visibility: Utilizing the latest in digital connections, we pull together all of your invoices electronically, directly from the carriers. This consolidates your entire supply chain into one centralized, all-access control tower. 
  • Expert Data Analysis: From there our team can provide any number of detailed reports on your supply chain, from re-rates and what if analyses, to packaging and network analyses as well. 
  • Knowledge and Experience: We don’t just throw spreadsheets or widgets at you though. We’ll sit down with you and go through our findings and recommendations, to make sure you understand the areas for improvement, and have the best options going forward.  
  • Savings: Ultimately, this is our goal with every client. We don’t get paid unless we save you money, and generally we help our clients save 10-30% on their transportation spend. 
The US and many other countries around the world are finding themselves unprepared for the current logistics landscape. But that doesn’t mean you have to be. Instead of playing catch up after the next pandemic or large-scale weather event, let us help you drive diversification and efficiencies in your supply chain today.  You can be better. We can help.   If you’re ready to take control of your supply chain, reach out to us for a Free Demo   
Author: Brad McBride

Brad McBride, CEO and Founder of Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions is a dynamic leader with over 30 years of experience in the supply chain sector. His journey began at Consolidated Freightways in 1988, where he mastered freight logistics and pricing. His career led him to Eagle Global Logistics, diving into international freight forwarding and leading high-volume shipping projects.

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