What is Freight Management and Why Does it Matter?


Essentially, freight management consists of moving freight across a network from point A to point B.  The destination of a freight can vary, and whether it is a national or international delivery, a freight manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing a cost-efficient operation and delivery of goods. There is a lot to consider when dealing with freight management – but the most important aspect of this process is ensuring that the operation goes smoothly, from the products being delivered in a timely manner to ensuring smoothness between carriers and shippers.

A freight manager’s primary job is to secure the transportation of your goods. There are many means of transportation that can be used in this process – whether your goods travel through rail, see, road, or air, it is the freight manager’s responsibility to arrange a transport that fits your organization’s needs.

Why does it matter to you?

Managing a business isn’t an easy task. There are many factors that go into ensuring productivity and efficiency within an organization. Dealing with freight management without guidance can be extremely stressful, especially when it comes to international or larger shipments. This is why organizations can truly benefit from working with a freight management company.

Freight managers work with a large number of shippers, so they can negotiate rates and set up cost-effective contracts at the best time for your organization. Freight managers can also streamline your supply chain, ensuring that shipping becomes one of the most efficient aspects of your company. When you don’t need to worry about the details that go into shipping, setting up contracts and means of travel, you will be able to free more time to dedicate to other aspects of your business.

At Thompson Ahern, we understand the frustrations that come with freight management which is why we make it our responsibility to ensure that your experience with freight management goes as smoothly as possible. We are a full-service provider, ready to assist with anything that your business needs, from freight management to customs brokerage. If you are interested in reading more blog posts like this, check out our latest blog post, and contact us at info@taco.ca for more information. 

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