November 29, 2018
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A time-saving solution

A time-saving solution

As sales volume grew, furniture maker Inmod needed a faster way to process shipments. The Kuebix TMS solved the problem and more.

By Victoria Kickham

Leaders at New Jersey-based furniture maker Inmod knew there had to be a smarter way to manage the company's transportation operations. The fast-growing international manufacturer and distributor was looking for a way to maintain quality and service levels while reducing the amount of time associates spent processing a rising volume of shipments. A new transportation management system (TMS) from Kuebix LLC was just what the doctor ordered, and today the company spends about a third less time processing shipments than it did just a few years ago—allowing workers to get more orders out the door faster than ever before.

KUEBIX TMS SAVES TIME, MONEY

Inmod implemented the Kuebix TMS in 2015, targeting time savings as a key area for improvement. Before implementing the new TMS, Inmod's logistics team could spend upwards of 15 minutes to quote a single shipment—largely because team members had to enter all of the shipment information into each of the company's six carriers' websites to obtain a rate quote. The time-consuming process made it difficult to keep up with the rising number of shipments as the company grew.

The Kuebix TMS solved the problem by allowing the logistics team to view and compare rates side by side, and then choose the best rate and service type for each shipment. By leveraging the technology, Inmod has saved about 40 hours each week in processing shipments. And the benefits don't end there. The company has managed to save another 10 hours per week in the billing department by leveraging the TMS's automated invoice auditing process, which uses an application programming interface (API) that matches up each invoice against the quoted amount, speeding up the entire process.

"We can easily pay carrier invoices and discover exceptions using Kuebix's automatic invoice and quote matching technology," said Brian Greenspan, Inmod's chief operating officer, in prepared remarks. "Kuebix has allowed Inmod to increase our shipment volume without increasing labor costs."

About the Author

Victoria Kickham
Senior Editor
Victoria Kickham started her career as a newspaper reporter in the Boston area before moving into B2B journalism. She has covered manufacturing, distribution and supply chain issues for a variety of publications in the industrial and electronics sectors, and now writes about everything from forklift batteries to omnichannel business trends for DC Velocity.

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