What is expedited shipping and how can your business benefit from it? Expedited shipping is the process of transferring freight in a much faster time than normal. Millennium Logistics Management explains why this process is beneficial and why your business should consider expedited shipping:
Your freight is always on a time schedule to meet customer expectations (regardless of what you are transporting) and luckily, expedited shipping has the ability to guarantee delivery requirements! Expedited services offer shippers customized solutions that support their timeline through guaranteed delivery for rushed or time sensitive deliveries.
Some of the benefits of expedited shipping include: improved visibility, transit speed and reduced touch points. In fact, expedited shipping is preferred by shippers who have just-in-time inventory or lean inventory strategies.
We often assume that the only products that need to be distributed in a time sensitive manner are fragile or fresh products/items but, contrary to this assumption, there are in fact many products that require expedited delivery. Some examples of these items include: clothing, books, technology items, accessories, manufacturing materials, energy and much more. For shippers with time sensitive business offers or products, expedited services are crucial because we all know that timelines are tight and demand will fade as the offer or event slows.
Shippers require accurate schedules which makes expedited shipping ideal due to the guaranteed delivery time; the guaranteed delivery easily outweighs price and risk of poor customer service. Today, shippers have the advantage of using advanced technology to gain knowledge of shipment metrics because real time status notifications enhance visibility. This is a huge benefit, along with the fact that expedited shipping generally has much fewer touch points and this means there are fewer chances of goods being damaged.
More and more shippers are using expedited transportation services as part of their company’s supply chain strategy and it makes sense why; using this service adds scheduling flexibility and lowers inventory costs. Visibility is especially valuable for inventory, lead time, shipment notifications, location of goods and customer satisfaction. This fast transportation method is no longer viewed as a solution reserved only for the time sensitive deliveries, the benefits are many.
Millennium Logistics Management is unlike your typical logistics service provider. Regardless of the service, (Truckload, Less than Truckload or Airfreight) Millennium does not just secure a truck to service your shipment, we manage it from time of pickup until it is delivered when you expect it. For more information, contact us today!
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