Operating a logistics network — and keeping it under control — is getting more complex. Providers and distribution systems have to adapt constantly, for instance to frequent changes in cargo volumes and product cycles. In the process, one thing usually gets lost: transparency within the individual shipping processes and structures. And in this business, losing track of things has consequences. Higher shipping costs, lower service quality, and increased management workloads. That’s where FIT comes into play. As an external observer, not only can we provide a neutral assessment of your logistics situation from the outside, we’re also able to step in and quickly help right the ship so you can get back in control, which substantially reduces costs for everything from planning and management to invoicing. Wanna bet on it?
What can we do for you?
As part of our outsourcing service, FIT acts as your 4PL (fourth party logistics provider), taking over the active management of your transport networks. With us as your “strong right arm,” you get direct access to the daily road freight market and profit from the capacities, the expertise, and the software technologies that we use every day in our pan-European transport management business. Just choosing to work with FIT already simplifies your internal workflows because we provide you with a single point of contact for all of your company’s transportation needs. You get quick answers, information doesn’t get lost, and requests get processed rapidly. But most of all, you get a lot more time to take care of your core business.
How does it work?
First we sign a confidentiality agreement. Then we start to painstakingly document all of your current processes and the associated costs. This involves focusing on both the actual shipments and their individual requirements as well as indirect processes and process participants. Based on the data we collect, we analyse your existing transport management and show you alternatives within the framework of outsourcing and work together with you to increase your delivery and service quality while simultaneously reducing direct and indirect costs. It’s all based on a detailed freight tender we use to give you an in-depth look at the entire market, allowing us to integrate both new and existing carriers into your new transport management concept. You get to keep tabs on everything, without having to do it all yourself.
Can it get any more flexible?
Well yes, as a matter of fact it can. And it can be even faster, to, because we also offer a Spot Market version of our outsourcing service with open book pricing. It gives you the option to profit directly from daily spot rates for road haulage. Before we implement this flexible transport management concept for you, all conditions and terms are specified in a contractual agreement with all involved parties. And during the subsequent daily operations, we provide ongoing monitoring of the processes and real-time evaluations of the daily shipping operations at regular intervals, which we also use to derive immediate process and cost corrections as necessary. Because if you want quick savings, you have to have quick reflexes.