SHIPMENT AGGREGATION

  • Combining shipments with similar ready- times and date needs. 

  • Saves loading and unloading time, truck expense and BOL expense.

INDIVIDUAL SHIPMENT
AGGREGATED SHIPMENTS

Shipment aggregation may be considered when partial shipments to the same customer may be combined to save overall logistics costs.  In this example:

 

  • Four separate 2000lb loads are scheduled to ship over the course of a three day period.  Total cost of logistics is $1840

    • $1600 in truck cost ($400/shipment for each 2000lb shipment)

    • $240 in locating, scheduling, cutting BOL’s, loading and unloading four trucks ($60/truck)

  • Four separate 2000lb loads are aggregated into one 8000lb truckload shipment.  Total cost of logistics is $1260

    • $1200 in truck cost ($1100 to ship the 8000lb load)

    • $60 to locate, schedule, cut a single BOL, load and unload one truck

$580 - TOTAL LOGISTICS COST SAVINGS