Global Freight Audit & Payment Solutions

SSI global freight audit & payment solutions are trustworthy and time-proven. Since 1989, shippers like you have received a constant flow of carrier refunds. In fact, some SSI customers recover tens-of-thousands of dollars every month.

This blog post will help transportation, logistics, supply chain, and finance professionals understand how the international freight audit & freight payment expertise SSI provides will help them maximize their savings and allow them to focus on what they do best.

According to a recent post from Inbound Logistics, optimizing transportation spend is of paramount importance for today’s shippers. As a result, the need for freight audit and payment services is growing rapidly.1

SSI provides superb,  multimodal freight audits that are tailored to your needs. Our clients have entrusted us with auditing hundreds of millions of freight and parcel invoices since our inception.

Plus, our expedient freight payment services not only save you time and money, they also enhance your “shipper of choice” status because carriers love it when freight bills get paid on time by our freight-payment specialists.

Further, SSI helps many customers improve their shipping and supply chain decision-making by customizing data visualization dashboards with measurements and metrics relevant to each company’s key performance indicators. We would like to do the same for you.

Want to learn more about these services? Continue reading or let’s talk.

GLOBAL, MULTIMODAL FREIGHT AUDITS

Custom, international freight audits are a core competency of SSI. We serve a diverse range of multinational companies, the majority of which utilize multiple modes of transportation across their supply chain network.

So, we are proficient in performing freight audits on all of your invoices from global, regional, and local carriers. We audit these freight bill line items and much more.

  • Freight charges
  • Duplicate billings
  • Incorrect DIM billing
  • Lift gate charges
  • Late deliveries
  • Residential surcharges
  • Other accessorial charges
  • Invalid/Fraudulent invoices
  • Service failures
  • Base rate errors
  • Billing discrepancies
  • Manifested vs. billed weights
  • Erroneous Currency Conversions
  • Fuel Surcharges
  • Carrier compliance to contractual obligations
  • Other billing mistakes

SSI will also review the addendums, small-print references, surcharges, and custom services negotiated with each carrier.

Whenever a charge deviates from the established rules, SSI will take exception to those discrepancies and errors.

With SSI freight audit services, the process is fully transparent and you can easily drill down to individual invoices via our SSIconnect online portal. Request a demo.

GLOBAL FREIGHT PAYMENT SERVICES

After completing a best-in-class freight audit, SSI will pay your North American and international freight invoices, as well.

There is no reason for your accounts payable team to process and pay hundreds of carrier invoices from around the world. Our streamlined freight-payment service makes quick work of what is a slow, cumbersome headache when managed in-house.

At SSI, we process freight bills from multiple languages and we pay them in all of the world’s currencies (excluding those sanctioned by the US Department of the Treasury).

This expansive global-payment capability is another great reason to choose SSI, as it sets us apart from many other US-based freight audit & freight payment providers.

BENEFITS OF SSI FREIGHT PAYMENT SOLUTIONS

  • Hard-Dollar Savings – Accurate, timely payments are made after every invoice is thoroughly audited
  • Soft-Dollar Savings – Reduces in-house hassles and administrative costs in operations and finance
  • Clarity – Total transparency pinpoints where your dollars are in the payment process
  • Certainty – Financial controls to ensure your funds are secure and never co-mingled
  • Precision – Ability to age your payments based on carrier terms
  • Goodwill – Vendor relations and supply chain management are enhanced as bills are paid in a timely manner

DATA VISUALIZATION TOOLS DELIVER ACTIONABLE SUPPLY CHAIN INSIGHTS

Data visualization dashboards from SSI give you a competitive edge as they transform your raw shipping and logistics data into a powerhouse of supply chain intelligence.

The SSI data analytics team can help you save more money, improve efficiencies, and make informed decisions with actionable insights derived from your shipping data.

  • Data-analytics dashboards provide clear, accessible intelligence
  • Tools are filterable and customizable
  • Monitor KPI’s and other shipping metrics
  • Review relevant financial reports
  • Identify expense anomalies and detect emerging trends
  • Optimize freight carrier usage and analyze accruals
  • Research historical and predictive analytics (freight, accessorial charges, fuel, etc.)
  • Analyze fresh data regularly to make continuous improvements
  • Implement programs for long-term, sustainable supply chain optimization

We encourage you to learn more about SSI data visualization dashboards. Interested? Let’s talk. During an informal, no-pressure conversation, we will share a screen and show you how easy it is to analyze relevant data that you can clearly visualize.

ABOUT SSI

No matter how you transport your products, SSI can protect you from wasting money on your shipments with our best-in-class, global freight audit and freight payment solutions.

To re-cap, at SSI our experts transform freight-bill complexity into cash savings and supply chain intelligence, providing actionable insights to maximize your profit potential.

  • Customizable solution scales with your growing and dynamic business needs.
  • Automated freight audit drives savings to your bottom line.
  • Accurate, timely freight payment process renumerates carriers in all of the world’s currencies.2
  • Actionable business intelligence supports your supply chain optimization efforts.
  • Cutting-edge data visualization facilitates your analysis of data and trends.

Our knowledgeable team is eager to help you successfully save money. Contact SSI.

Footnotes:
1. Inbound Logistics Staff, “Spotlight on Freight Audit & Payment: Interest is Up in Keeping Costs Down“. February, 2024, as published by Inbound Logistics.
2. Excluding currencies sanctioned by the US Department of the Treasury.

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