Corporate Planning

Our online tools help you see, measure, and analyze every aspect of your transportation activity. You have more control over your supply chain and the right business intelligence for both tactical and strategic supply chain decisions.

A partnership with UTS makes your transportation data:

  • Highly usable (with easy online access)
  • High quality (comprehensive)

As a UTS client, you would get four levels of data:

  • Dashboards to visualize your transportation activity.
  • Reports that zero in on specific characteristics of your activity, including carrier on-time performance, cost per pound, and cost per mile information.
  • Spreadsheets with 50+ columns of data for every shipment.
  • Custom analyses that evaluate “what if” scenarios.
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Comprehensive Reports & KPI Dashboards

Customizable reports make it easy to keep a finger on the pulse of your business. The right data fuels decisions that save money and keep customers happy. This business intelligence keeps you ahead of the curve so you can plan proactively instead of reacting to each crisis.

Our Excel reports have 50+ fields of data for each shipment. You can filter and sort the results to isolate any aspect of your transportation activity.

Logistics Analysis Capabilities

Shippers often struggle to find, prioritize, and convert supply chain opportunities for improvement.

UTS logistics analysis brings the opportunities to you. We will analyze your transportation activity on an ongoing basis and present our findings along with estimated savings and a roadmap for implementation.

Opportunities include:

  • Consolidation
  • Multi-stop truckload shipments
  • Route and full network engineering
  • Mode optimization
  • Reducing use of premium transportation
  • Transit time analysis and optimization
  • Negotiating dedicated carrier services
  • Reducing long-haul activity
  • Adding pool points / cross-docking
  • Warehouse utilization
  • Reducing lane frequencies to achieve lower cost per pound/mile
  • Adjusting carrier utilization to achieve savings and/or service targets
  • Dimensional weight versus actual weight rates
  • Vendor compliance program
  • Accessorial reductions

Planning, Analysis, and Consulting

​As your supply chain partner, we fulfill an advisory role, helping you budget, anticipate, and plan changes. We can help you:

  • Monitor transportation industry trends
  • Leverage transportation industry changes
  • Forecast and anticipate supply chain outcomes
  • Budget transportation services
  • Set and hit transportation-related targets
  • Monitor actual versus planned performance (with notification if parameters are breached)
  • Build and evaluate what-if scenarios
  • Scale transportation services to order flow
  • Model transportation costs and services for new facilities
  • Integrate acquisitions
  • Model the transportation impact of changes in your supplier base
  • Fulfill changing customer requirements
  • Expand into new markets (domestic and international)
  • Integrate your ERP with our TMS
  • Find and fix waste hidden in supply chain operations

See Exactly How Well Your Supply Chain Performs

We meet with you on a regular basis to review your supply chain activity. This gives you high visibility of your activity so you can track actual performance against goals and evaluate opportunities to improve.

Our supply chain performance reviews include:

  • Drilldowns by type, mode and lane.
  • Cost per pound and cost per mile analyses.
  • Fuel cost trends and the impact of fuel surcharges.
  • Visibility of all carrier accessorial fees.
  • Multi-year cost and service comparisons.
  • Reports for monitoring the performance of your suppliers and carriers.
  • Industry news and trends.

Find New Opportunities to Improve Your Supply Chain

A UTS performance review has detailed information about your supply chain activity. We also forecast key industry trends. This information can help with your corporate planning.

But you don’t need to wait for a performance review to see your supply chain activity. We put KPIs and customizable reports online. We’ll also send reports customized to your specifications.

Support Your Diversity and Sustainability Initiatives

We can help you fulfill any diversity goals by assigning a targeted level of shipment activity to minority carriers and reporting that activity to you. Likewise, we can support sustainability initiatives by using carriers in the EPA’s SmartWay program and reporting that usage to you.