The SSI Blog

Our blog serves as space for us to share news and ideas about freight payment, freight bill auditing, logistics-centered business intelligence, and best practices observed and implemented in our industry. Enjoy.

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IRCE | June 6 – 9, 2017 | McCormick Place West, Chicago

Be sure to visit SSI in booth 339 at the 13th annual Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE). According to the organizers, this is the world’s largest and most well-known e-commerce event, with approximately 10,000 attendees expected in Chicago June… Read More

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New Chinese-language Capabilities Brochure from SSI

In a recent post, I encouraged you to download the new English-language SSI capabilities brochure. Today, I am pleased to announce this brochure is now available in a simplified-Chinese translation. For those of you who do business in China, I… Read More

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Download New SSI Capabilities Brochure

Get the SSI capabilities brochure, a recently published, 4-page summary of the unique customer benefits which differentiate SSI from other freight audit software and freight payment providers. Simply fill out this short, easy form and download the brochure now. I encourage… Read More

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Small Parcel Forum 2015 Recap

What does a compilation of small package experts, cutting edge technology, seminars on best practices, and Chicago all have in common?  The answer: Small Parcel Forum 2015. SSI has just returned from exhibiting at the parcel industry’s leading convention for… Read More

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Global Logistics Management: Glossary of Terms

The transportation and freight industry has a unique and expanding vocabulary.  For even the seasoned and global logistics management team member the lexicon can be a little overwhelming.  The below list of freight terms can be a useful guide and… Read More

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Logistics Best Practices in Customer Support

Transportation management has become a challenging mountain to climb for many shippers.  Partnering with a third party firm to enhance, build, and sustain an efficient and optimized supply chain are among the most important logistics best practices.  A reliable freight… Read More

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Freight Payment RFP: 4 Tips to a Successful Request for Proposal

So it’s time to consider change.  Either your current internal process isn’t making the grade, or the ‘pain-to-change’ now outweighs any benefit of staying with your current freight payment company.  It’s now time to draft and distribute a freight payment… Read More

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Global Freight Management: Tackling International Freight Costs

Global freight management is an increasingly important aspect of a company’s supply chain.  However, controlling the potentially erratic nature of international freight expense can be a daunting task.  If your company isn’t careful the logistics costs associated with operating a… Read More

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Business Intelligence: The Shipper’s Way Forward

Business intelligence has been at the forefront of freight cost reduction and expense management initiatives for over a decade. But for most shippers it is a moving target and can change as often as the supply chain does. The expectation… Read More

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Freight Audit Results: How to Overachieve

Most shippers understand employing a freight audit is one of the easiest ways to start saving money.  Results can vary across the industry, but a normal audit ROI will range from 2 to 6%, capturing hard-dollar savings from service failure… Read More

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