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Syfan Logistics' New Freight Management Services Cuts Freight Costs for Customers

Syfan Logistics' New Freight Management Services Cuts Freight Costs for Customers

Published Friday, September 27, 2013
Morton Vardeman & Carlson

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 27, 2013) - Syfan Logistics has introduced a Freight Management Services program that provides cost-saving advantages for its shipper customers and carrier team.

Always searching for ways to help its customers cut costs, Syfan Logistics has invested in sophisticated McLeod software and training that will help customers trim upwards of 10 percent off their freight costs.

Company President Greg Syfan says most companies with average annual freight costs exceeding $3.5 million can benefit from Syfan's FMS program.

"Our FMS program is a combination of our 40-plus years of transportation knowledge and experience that is enhanced with the sophisticated tools of our McLeod software," Syfan said. "In times like these when every penny saved is so important, it is a huge plus to provide another way for our customers to trim costs."

Syfan's FMS program allows companies to be proactive rather than reactive - while cutting wasted time and money through better efficiency. FMS achieves this efficiency with a number of automated system strategies.

Bid procurement

Instead of constantly haggling with carriers for the best rate, Syfan helps carriers reduce their own costs - and pass the savings on to its shippers - through the FMS program's bid procurement tool. Utilizing optimization algorithms, the tool allows Syfan to align a company's shipping needs with the lane preferences and capacities of their carriers.

The result is better rates for the shipper and more efficient use of existing lanes for the carrier.

Mode optimization

Much of the waste in freight operations comes from mismatched loads - orders that don't fill a whole truckload or conflicting delivery and pick-up schedules. For example, a shipper may need an LTL carrier for one load but could benefit from intermodal for another.

Syfan's mode optimization tool examines a shipper's entire inventory of freight and delivery needs, then automatically consolidates or matches each shipment with the most efficient delivery methods.

Load Execution

Syfan's FMS Load Execution finalizes the whole delivery process by automating the tendering of loads and much of the operational work.

The customers can keep track of every shipment through exclusive portal windows on the Syfan website  that provide 24-hour, real-time GPS updates of load locations and progress.

Syfan Logistics is a full-scale, asset-based logistics management company based in Gainesville, Ga., just north of Atlanta. Syfan Logistics serves the most demanding shipping needs for temperature-controlled, dry or ?atbed loads with on-time pickup and delivery throughout the continental United States, Mexico and Canada. For more information call 855-287-8485 or visit www.syfanlogistics.com.

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