501 – PEER-TO-PEER How Shield HealthCare Improved Delivery by Using Regional Carriers


September 19, 2017 9:00 am - 9:50 am

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Transportation Planning

With the domination of UPS, FedEx and USPS, many companies are looking for ways to decrease the cost of shipping and overcome technology obstacles while maintaining a positive service experience. Regional parcel carriers have become a popular choice for many shippers as they can offer compatible services to the major carriers as well as overnight and ground service options. There are about 10 major regional carriers that cover nearly 90% of the US population. In this session, we will discuss how regional carriers can accelerate delivery times, improve customer satisfaction and increase profits by offering freight rates much less than those offered by national carriers. Most regional carriers have been in business more than 20 years and have demonstrated financial stability comparable to the major carriers and support full integration capabilities. You will find that regional carriers are easy to work with where you have the ability to access senior level management to provide options where customized solutions can be approved and developed in a timely manner.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • What is a regional carrier
  • The role regional carriers should play in your supply chain and logistics planning
  • Shipper obstacles to using regional carriers and how to overcome the objections
  • Benefits of a regional carrier enabled solution vs global carriers
  • How to incorporate regional carriers into plans without disruption
  • Shipping characteristics – demographics
  • Available technology from regional carriers
  • Who uses regional carriers today
Jeff Lichtenstein
Mark Magill