Outsourcing the management of some or all aspects of your logistics operations can save your company time and money. But achieving leadership buy-in for outsourced solutions can be tricky. Is the return on investment (ROI) worthwhile? Will an outsider understand the intricacies of your supply chain? And if you hand over the reins, will you lose visibility and control? Answering these questions is critical to making a compelling business case for logistics management services that drive investment and gets your team the resources it needs to thrive.
Before going to your leaders, here are a few key pillars to build your business case around.
Managed TMS services boost efficiency and free up expensive internal resources
Even with a robust transportation management system (TMS) in place, planning and executing shipments takes time. Considering that skilled labor is often a company’s biggest expense, is this really the best use of your team’s time? And if your team’s bandwidth is already stretched to capacity, can you really afford to find, hire, and train a new employee to help with transportation management? These pain points should be central to your business case for logistics management services.
Outsourcing management of your TMS can augment your existing team at a fraction of the cost of hiring another team member. This not only ensures that you have supply chain experts managing your TMS, but also alleviates the burden on critical staff—freeing them up to focus on higher-value tasks.
At CTSI-Global, we developed our own proprietary TMS, so we know it like the back of our hand. We take care of all the details—from confirming orders and optimizing each load right through to claims management and beyond—with a focus on boosting efficiency and saving shippers time. That way, the teams we’re supporting don’t have to be chained to their TMS all day, allowing them to dedicate more time and brainpower to strategic initiatives that fuel growth. And since our TMS comes with business intelligence capabilities baked in, we can provide in-depth shipping insights that make those initiatives even stronger.
Carrier management services help ensure quality remains high while costs remain low
Another essential point to highlight while making a business case for logistics management services is the additional value that an outsourced provider can bring to the carrier management process.
Experienced, trusted logistics solutions providers come equipped with a wealth of pre-existing relationships with carriers. At CTSI-Global, for example, we have a 20,020-strong network of carriers that we have individually vetted and continuously evaluate to ensure their reliability. This allows us to quickly identify the optimal carrier for every shipment. And since we’ve spent years building relationships with these carriers, we can often secure rates that a shipper couldn’t find on the market.
The business case for logistics management is clear
Logistics management services can make managing a supply chain easier, more cost-effective, and more intuitive.
Our expert team can manage your supply chain from end to end, or we can take over individual functions that you don’t want to handle in-house. We take the time to get to know your business, allowing us to provide the most tailored support possible. And while we know that relinquishing control can be difficult, we aim to be true partners in the process, working closely with you every step of the way.
Allow your staff to focus on what they’re best at, and leave the rest up to us. Contact us today.