Kinetic Supply-Chain Services
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Los Angeles CA Metro to North & Central NJ – Rail Week of January 11th
North & Central NJ to Oakland CA – Rail Week of January 11th
Chicago Illinois to North & Central NJ – Rail Week of January 11th
Chicago Illinois to New York Metro – Rail Week of January 11th 2021
North & Central NJ to Los Angeles CA Metro – Rail Week of January 11th
Our Supply-Chain Services
LTL / LCL Freight, Truckload / Inter-modal, Container Drayage Shipping, Trans-loading, Product Roll Out Specialists, Expedited / Air Freight Services
Our Supply-Chain Company
Kinetic Supply-Chain Services was founded in June 2004 by Paul and Theresa Benfer. From the beginning, Kinetic believed that old fashioned customer service was an idea that…
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At Kinetic Supply-Chain Services, our value goes beyond developing programs and moving freight. We see ourselves as a key partner in the continual evolution of your…
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Kinetic decreased the number of carriers through their bid selection process. We not only improved delivery service, but realized first year LTL cost reductions of nineteen (19%), with compounded savings to look forward to in the years to come.
By using Kinetic’s drayage, LCL, and final mile airport services, we save time and money. Their size enables them to react quickly to changing service requirements. Kinetic reacts and adjusts to situations before they become issues. Our relationship goes back twelve years and continues to grow as they not only meet but exceed our expectations.
Kinetic’s level of communication and reliability are second to none. Their staff anticipates potential issues and offers solutions to our supply-chain needs before the freight arrives in port. Their professional and responsive team operates as an extension of Novacyl. I could not be happier with their service.
Just want to let you know how much I appreciate the efforts of Giant Bicycle and Paul Benfer at Kinetic Supply-Chain! My misplaced bikes have made it here and I now have 2 happy customers who will be taking their bikes on vacation tomorrow!
You all went above and beyond to get these bikes from Harrisburg down to me!
Please know I truly appreciate it! Thank you!
Kinetic sets a standard of service that the larger third-party logistics companies can’t provide. They manage our truckload and large volume orders with a level of communication that is unmatched. Our relationship goes back over twelve years and continues to grow.
It seems as if we just started out on our journey to establish an LTL platform for Coaster USA, but in fact, it is now over four years since our meeting in Santa Fe Springs. Along the way, we have had ups and downs, but the end result is a platform and program that works!
How to benchmark freight brokers
How to Benchmark Supply-Chain Costs: Transportation Costs Aﬀect Your Bottom Line
Ask people in your industry who they use and why.
This is one area that competitors are usually more than willing to discuss. Most new and small companies go through a painful learning curve while trying to successfully manage their supply-chains. Ask your competition what their percentage of supply-chain costs are versus sales. That is an excellent way to determine what you should expect to pay.
Investigate web-based transportation management systems (TMS).
Don’t rely on one carrier to handle all of your supply-chain needs.
Be open to new ideas.
Save and develop your shipment database from day one.
Build a database of your shipments. You can do this by requesting a monthly service report in excel from your carrier(s) or third party. Just about every major carrier requires speciﬁc shipment data from you before they oﬀer pricing.
Know your carrier’s limitations of liability in regard to loss and damage.
All carriers move freight at reduced levels of liability, especially if the shipment moves on a spot quote. Most coverage on spot quotes is limited to $1 per pound. If your shipment is worth more than the coverage, the carrier will only pay up to the limit of liability speciﬁed in the quote or in their rules tariﬀ.
If you will be shipping LTL, know your freight class.
Ask a carrier or third-party logistics provider to provide you with the National Motor Freight Classiﬁcation (NMFC) number for your product. Most freight is now classiﬁed based on density.
Talk to an industry professional.
Many companies have little or no supply-chain experience. Often they give the task of managing transportation to the person in charge of shipping. That person usually makes many mistakes on the way to becoming competent. Why not shorten that learning curve by talking to someone who has worked in the industry for many years? Why do you think most established organizations have hired professionals who have advanced degrees in supply-chain and logistics?
Every dollar saved in supply-chain costs goes directly to your bottom line.
Freight costs can eat up a signiﬁcant percentage of your proﬁt dollar, both in pure and administrative costs. Sending out broadcast emails for quotes can initially be eﬀective in helping to benchmark truckload and large volume shipment costs, but not using that information to build a database to draw from will actually add costs in the long run. It is better to develop a database and use the technology available to save money on both the administrative and actual costs of transportation.
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