Freight management

Purchase Price is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

By Shannon Wheeler, Director, Supply Chain Solutions Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) refers to the total of all costs associated with every activity in the supply chain. More than just the purchase costs, TCO uncovers the more unseen costs involved in purchasing. In fact, the purchase cost often accounts for only a small portion of […]

Member Best Practice Spotlight – Parkview Health – Distribution Center Insourced Outbound Distribution Issue

The Parkview Health Distribution Center decided to move away from its primary inbound vendor, which would also negatively impact access to its outbound transportation vendor. Proposals offered by other vendors to replace the outbound transportation service would result in a cost increase detrimental to the savings to be experienced by the new inbound distribution provider. […]

Reducing the Total Cost of Ownership through Freight Management

By Lori Pilla, Vice President, Custom Contracting and Clinical Advantage, Intalere Among the supply chain best practices we have discussed recently is the ability to manage the total cost of ownership – More than just the purchase costs and what you actually pay at the time of transaction, supply chain professionals must develop a keen […]