Gartner Research

Top Tips to Help Build Parcel Carrier Portfolios and Optimize Cost

Published: 09 May 2019

ID: G00385116

Analyst(s): Courtney Rogerson

Summary

Online shopping growth comes with challenging shipping implications. Complex networks, rate increases and evolving pricing models plague parcel shippers. Supply chain leaders responsible for parcel carrier portfolios and cost optimization can use this research to help tackle these challenges.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Identify Your Customer Mandates, Then Design Parcel Strategies to Support Them
  • Provide Detailed Reporting, Cost Analysis and Business Intelligence (BI) on Parcel Networks and Shipping Patterns by Leveraging People, Software and Services
  • Generate Impactful Cost Savings by Focusing Contract Negotiations on the Services, Weights, Zones and Accessorial Fees or Surcharges That Most Affect Your Shipping Network
  • Master the Cost Components of Parcel Shipping Before Negotiating With Parcel Carriers; Use the “Checklist of Parcel Contract Optimization Opportunities” Table in This Research to Evaluate Proposals

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