Managing inbound freight can be a monumental task. With routing guides being outdated sometimes in a matter of weeks and a total lack of visibility to how much freight is coming into your warehouse and when- a lot of left to assumptions and guessing games. Motus helps take the uncertainty out of this process by enabling your vendors and suppliers with the right technology and processes to book and schedule freight on your behalf.
Inbound Freight Management
Improve compliance, reduce bandwidth, and increase visibility with our Inbound Freight Management program.
Inbound Routing & Portal
Eliminate complex and difficult to understand routing guides by allowing us to simplify your inbound routing process. For no additional fees, Motus can enable you with multiple flexible options for inbound routing including a vendor portal, an 800 routing number, and even email routing capabilities. Motus Logistics can set your vendors up with a company-branded web-portal that will allow them to shop your rates, tender loads and print BOL’s on-demand 24/7. With no visibility to your freight costs, vendors and suppliers will have the flexibility to schedule freight on their terms, booking with the least-cost carrier in your mix every time.
Additionally, ‘Freight Routing Specialist’ can work directly with your vendors to manage your inbound freight. Instead of issuing a static routing guide to vendors and suppliers (which can find itself outdated in a matter of weeks), simply instruct your vendors or suppliers to call our 800 number when they have freight to be sent to you. Our Routing Specialist will collect all the needed details, select the carrier based on your business rules, tender the load and fax or email the Bill of Lading to your vendor/suppler all in the matter of a few minutes!
The typical stating routing guide is traditionally anything but clear. With multiple origin, destination, weight, and pallet count requirements, vendors/suppliers can get easily confused about which carrier to select and when. Even more so, many vendors and suppliers begin making assumptions about which carrier they should utilize or select carriers that are easiest for them- going against the routing guide to make things simpler. Allowing us to route your inbound completely removes the complexity- it doesn’t get any easier for your vendors than one phone call, and one point of contact.
Not only can we improve compliance and offer a more robust carrier mix, our TMS, Motuship, will actually give you tons more visibility to your inbound freight as well. Using reports like the ‘Inbound Receiving Report’ you’ll have total visibility to the freight we’re routing and scheduling on your behalf. In just a few clicks you’ll know what freight is arriving on your docks on a daily basis, how many pallets, who the vendors are, which carriers will be arriving, and even purchase order details.
The process of managing inbound freight traditionally takes up significant resources. Someone needs to develop the routing guide, validate its accuracy on a regular basis, field questions from vendors and suppliers, track the freight and much more. With our Inbound Freight Program, we’ll give you increased visibility, compliance, and better routing all while actually reducing the bandwidth on your organization. Let us handle the tactical day-to-day tasks associated with inbound freight, and you stick to what your best at.