Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions Launches General Rate Increase Technology Tool (Gritt)

GRITT provides a specific list rate increase estimate for more accurate budgeting. SUNRISE, Fla. – DECEMBER x, 2018 – Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of the company’s newest innovation: a Parcel General Rate Increase (GRI) Technology Tool, called GRITT, that will re-rate historical parcel invoices against the upcoming rate increase to identify the exact percentage increase that clients will absorb based on the yearly Parcel GRI implemented by USPS, UPS and FedEx.   The tool is a new feature that’s been integrated within Zero Down’s proprietary, cloud-based, supply chain technology platform, FreightOptics. All Zero Down clients leveraging the company’s Optimization service will have access to GRITT. 

How GRITT works:

Annual average increases provided by the carriers are not equal across all services, zones, and weights. GRITT provides shippers with clarity on the coming year’s budget by calculating a specific list rate increase estimate based on actual volume. The technology uses the client’s existing agreement and historical billing files to complete a re-rate of the historical shipments using designated current year service guide rates and the future year service guide rates. Zero Down can then provide the client with their specific rate increase against the published averages. “Our technology is cutting-edge, but we’re pushing our software capabilities even further with the launch of our new GRI Technology Tool,” said Zero Down CEO Brad A. McBride. “GRITT further enables our clients to access accurate data and anticipated costs that will directly impact their bottom lines going in to 2019.”  Having access to specific rate increases not only provides a more accurate budget outlook, but it can mitigate cost increases through negotiation or by revising operational aspects, such as the routing guide and carrier mix.  To request a demo or more information on GRITT, please visit About Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions Since 2003, Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions has provided its clients with a consultative-style approach that dramatically reduces transportation and supply chain expenses. Through its Optimization, Audit and Visibility service offerings, Zero Down uncovers unnecessary, hidden expenses in carrier agreements, and presents its findings as unbiased, actionable data. Long standing industry experience, detailed negotiation capabilities, and Zero Down’s proprietary software suite, FreightOptics, provide the right tools and total visibility, so identifying – and improving upon – areas of inefficiency is easier than ever. Zero Down services companies that ship Domestic and International: Small Parcel, Less Than Truckload, Truckload, International Air and Ocean, and Ocean Contracts direct with Steamship Lines. For more information on Zero Down, visit
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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