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1/27/12 2:00 pm to 2/1/13 EST
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Contact: Rebecca Bemke

Freight rate and capacity pressures continue to be a topic of prime focus. Are you seeking better ways to find, negotiate, and contract with transportation providers and to ensure that you pay only for the services you receive?

Take a fresh look at how best-in-class companies efficiently manage transportation spend management capabilities either in-house or with third party logistics service providers. This research assesses the current state of processes and technology for domestic and international transportation procurement and settlement activities. Hear success stories of companies transforming transportation procurement and payment processes to better manage transportation spend in a closed loop fashion.

Are you efficiently shipping or receiving goods domestically and across borders? How does your organization stack up?

  • Is your transportation payment and procurement system capable of handling international freight including currency, metrics system and tax and duty imports to secure duty drawback of taxes worldwide where applicable?
  • Do you have freight audit and payment capabilities? If so what level of business intelligence is included in your process?
  • Are your invoicing and payment automated and multilingual? Are you connected to banks in other countries to pursue collaborative and innovative financing for goods and services?

Panelists will provide actionable advice, best practices, and answer your questions live.

 

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