It’s one thing for us to say that we offer state of the art electronic contract management technology at USSA, but what exactly does that mean for your business and your shipment contracts? For our clients, the GT NEXUS system offers true empowerment. As an ocean shipper you will be able to assess and fully control and monitor spend on transportation with easy access to accurate contract rates and shipment data.
With USSA’s electronic contract management system you can do the following:
Being involved in the industry, you are probable aware that there are a multitude of service providers involved in the freight service and that there are thousands of locations to deal with. What can seem like a simple shipment can become quite complicated and difficult to reconcile in the end.
With the electronic shipment contract management system that we offer, you can standardize bid and contract management for all of your service providers. Funds can be allocated to the right areas and kept in line with the objectives of the business. You can also select your freight service providers with greater care taking their rates, level of service and offerings into account. The rates of each shipment will be accurate and made immediately available which helps you to reduce freight over-charges. The system will also help you to keep an eye on which service providers are best serving your needs and who are compliant with industry and company-specific regulations.
In short, members of USSA have access to an electronic contract management system that streamlines the ocean freight and transportation process and ensures greater efficiency, productivity and of course cuts back on expenses which means higher profitability.
Through the USSA consortium, FMC has access to competitive rates by leveraging the member volumes and capabilities, best-in-class information technology and up-to-date information about the shipping industry. USSA provides FMC with a cost effective way to optimize its logistics spend.
I like the fact that USSA partnered with GT Nexus. With this tool I can always see exactly what my freight rates are.
Amcol International was looking for the ability to achieve the competitive rates that higher volume shippers are able to obtain. We found this with USSA. Through our membership we have not only achieved the improved rates, but we now have the ability to access a broader group of carriers, giving us security in our shipping options.
Through membership in the USSA we have gained more competitive rates and a reliable network of other exporters. Joining the USSA has been a positive experience with great results.
The ability to leverage ocean logistics services has been a very positive tool in reducing our overall spend, i.e. such as gaining exposure to various IT and systems solutions and ultimately entering into an IT solution (GT Nexus) at a significantly discounted cost. The ability to openly communicate and bench-marking of services/rates with a group of shippers is a very positive tool.