White Paper: Why Shippers Need a Digital Freight Matching Platform
Neutral Digital Freight Matching Platform
Transportation, specifically over-the-road (OTR) trucking, is one of the most significant business expenses for shippers of all sizes. Improvements in freight spend and associated labor efficiencies by adopting emerging best practices yield disproportionate improvements to the business financials.
The purpose of this white paper is to explain why business-to-business shippers today benefit from access to a neutral digital freight matching (DFM) platform to best use their available freight spend and human capital resources. The white paper also reinforces that transitioning to a DFM platform is a simple, quick payback initiative that any small, midsized, and enterprise shipper can complete in a matter of days. DFM aims to leverage emerging technology to efficiently match Shipper demand (the need to move a product) with Carrier supply (truck capacity) via a digital platform comprised of web, mobile, and API elements.
How to Optimize Labor Efficiency & Freight Spend
Most shippers recognize the strategic benefit of aggressive transportation spend management. However, realizing and achieving are two different matters. Despite shippers’ best intentions, when factoring in both contract and spot freight spend, the daily undertaking to optimize a shipper’s transportation spend is incredibly challenging for every size of shipper.
Transportation market size, fragmentation and volatility combine with the consequential size of transportation expenses to create an exceeding challenging situation for shippers to efficiently optimize both their daily freight spend and associated labor efficiency.
The white paper covers the following:
- What is a Digital Freight Matching (DFM) Platform
- Why Shippers benefit greatly by use of a DFM platform
- 20 ways shippers benefit from using a DFM platform
This white paper explains why business-to-business shippers today benefit from access to a neutral digital freight matching (DFM) platform to best use their available freight spend and human capital resources.