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9 of the Most Useful Tips on How to Negotiate Freight Rates


Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Laura Jelen with who discusses some useful tips on how companies can negotiate freight rates a bit better. Shipping costs are a significant part of the supply chain expense.

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10 Must-Watch Negotiation Movies: Master the Art of Persuasion with These Gripping Films


Negotiation, a crucial skill in the realms of business and procurement, demands the ability to remain calm, collected, and confident even in the most challenging situations. Movies, which combine fun and instruction, have a special ability to teach insightful knowledge about the negotiation process.


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6 Shipping Contract Negotiations Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore

Intelligent Audit

Shipping — oversized pallets and small parcels alike — continues to grow in complexity, and managing shipping loads can quickly morph into an expensive endeavor. Achieving that goal comes down to how effective one is with shipping contract negotiations. Always Think More When Looking at Carrier Proposals.

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The Give and Take of Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Technology

Logistics Viewpoints

Retailers also took steps to contain costs and preserve margins as they reoriented toward e-commerce like never before, including putting solutions in place to more effectively navigate carrier capacity caps and improve the visibility, accessibility, and mobility of inventory. More to give the organization. Meet the basic needs.

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Editor’s Pick: 4 Factors to Help Negotiate Better Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. The 2017-18 ocean shipping contract season is underway. The Hanjin impact. Read more at C.H.

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Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” The second question we get is what strategies can we implement to lower our transportation costs.

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Navigating Uncharted Waters: SMB Importers, 2024 and Red Sea Crisis Lessons


The implication for global freight beyond the now typical uncertainty is predictably elevated operational costs and soaring freight rates. It may be off a lower-than-normal base price but for importers and exporters suffering from lower sales, it’s almost certainly troubling news. Most of these are nearly impossible to plan for.