TITLE

Fellow Becomes BMHF President

PUB. DATE
May 2001
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;May2001, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The supply chain debate on whether the suppliers will give up their control over the inbound freight movements and pass it on to the retailer to manage, when in reality the immediate issue is to establish freight cost transparency was considered in this article. Regardless of size of retailer or ultimately who controls the freight, whether it is supplier or retailer, those responsible for the retail supply chain must establish the true cost of inbound freight as a first step in the management process. There are several challenges in the way of the supplier/retailer business relationship as they come to terms with the impact of this new initiative. For many suppliers this will require examining and detailing the freight impact of the use of average freight costing when calculating a delivered price. Retailers have an opportunity to reduce their own freight costs by up to 30 percent through exercising control over own consolidation, from several supply points to their regional distribution center.
ACCESSION #
11944579

 

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