Case Studies & Whitepapers
HA periodically releases whitepapers and publications to help you understand the evolving transportation marketplace. You can review previously written whitepapers using the links below:
The Power of Benchmarking
Today’s marketplace demands that companies manage costs to stay competitive and achieve the profit levels expected by shareholders and owners. Freight represents a large portion of operating costs and are complex to manage given the various modes of transportation, convoluted pricing models, multiple providers, and difficulty comparing one provider to another.
Transportation Management Systems
The Transportation Management System (TMS) marketplace has changed dramatically in the last few years, opening the benefits of such systems to small and mid-sized companies. The TMS market should see double-digit increases in 2011 with a steady growth rate over the next five years. Companies looking to choose a system tend to think in terms of immediate value and may not look in to long-term functionality.
The Case for Freight Bill Auditing
There’s no question that companies should audit freight invoices to avoid overpaying carriers for errors. How much time is spent checking, routing and then re-checking invoices multiple times, and what does that time end up costing? The estimated cost to pay one bill is between $11 and $16dollars. Is it worth looking at each and every bill? Are they checked thoroughly enough to catch all mistakes possible? How can a company know it’s not stepping over a dollar to pickup a dime?
CASE STUDY: Build-A-Bear Workshop
An American icon, the Teddy Bear brings to mind warm thoughts about our childhood, about friendship, about trust and comfort, and also about love. Build-A-Bear Workshop embodies those thoughts in how we run our business everyday.