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UPS Supply Chain Solutions®

Transport Management

Your Transportation. Simplified.

Stop negotiating bids, interpreting multiple tariffs and reconciling invoices from multiple carriers. Partner with us for a tailor-made inbound and outbound transportation management plan across any site you need. From purchasing power to selecting the best routes and modes to consolidating loads across customers, we help optimize your transportation spend. Our global, carrier-neutral, cloud-based platform can handle all modes of transportation. Plus, we provide efficient transportation solutions even when it doesn’t include UPS distribution sites.

Integrated systems

Our cloud-based TMS platform is integrated with our warehouse management systems, so we can seamlessly handle both your distribution and transportation needs.

Carrier assessment and procurement

Our carrier-neutral solution can help you find the right carrier partners to meet transit time, cost and customer satisfaction requirements. We proactively manage carrier risk and expedite new-carrier onboarding, so you don’t have to.

Planning and optimization

We leverage a vast global network of carriers and distribution sites to plan and optimize your supply chain. We handle comprehensive and complex transport needs, including finding carrier capacity, load creation, tendering and booking.

Ongoing support and invoice management

We provide a single point-of-contact to streamline your supply chain. We also support you with claims and document management and freight audit and payment services

Customer visibility and business intelligence

Manage real-time transportation data—your way. Our intuitive customer portal provides the data visuals, drill-downs and visibility tools you need to monitor your supply chain.

Solution flexibility

Choose only the services you need. You may only need help procuring LTL bids, or you may want us to manage every phase of the process. It's your call.

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Transportation Management Value-Added Services

Transportation is what we do, and managing it is what we know. So, there’s almost nothing we haven’t seen or done. That's why you can count on us for global industry knowledge and local operational expertise.
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You could spend endless hours trying to optimize modes and routes for your freight. Or you could trust our team of experts to review your transportation history and recommend the best solution to reduce out-of-route miles, consolidate shipments and select the lowest-cost shipping mode. That’s time back in your day and money back in your pocket.

Claims agent helping resolve claims fast

If you’ve ever filed a freight claim, you know how frustrating and time-consuming it can be. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could do it for you? Our claims experts will. They'll negotiate freight claims for you to include freight charges, overages, shortages and damages (OS&D) and concealed damages. We’ll even monitor and analyze your claims trends and provide reporting to help assess root causes with suppliers and carriers.

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Visibility is control. And control is power. Like having key performance metrics and realized savings right at your fingertips. We’ll provide the reports that give you in-depth visibility into your supply chain, no matter when you need it. Plus, you can always self-select the information you need—from track and trace visibility to trend analytics—so you always feel like you’re in control of your supply chain. Instead of the other way around.

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Managing a stable of carriers can be a real challenge. Since you’re probably not looking for another challenge, let us take that one off your plate. Our carrier-neutral solutions can help you find the right carrier partners to meet transit time, cost and customer satisfaction requirements. Then we proactively expedite new carrier onboarding, handle all contracts and insurance and manage carrier risk. So you can face all those other challenges in peace.

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Struggling to get control of what you’re spending on inbound freight? Let’s talk. We can help you provide visibility into your inbound freight shipments and effectively manage cost. We can also look for consolidation opportunities that can make your operation even more efficient.

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