Cost Intelligence Systems Maximize Profitability
SMC³’s CIS helps carriers achieve superior profitability
The Cost Intelligence System (CIS) provides comprehensive insight into the profitability of carrier operations. Its powerful and easy-to-use activity-based costing, analysis and reporting tools help find the answers you need to get the results you want – accurate and credible costs at the shipment level. Solutions geared toward both truckload and LTL providers give carriers the data needed to optimize profitability, improve customer service and analyze traffic flow.
Less-than-Truckload Cost Intelligence
Whether carriers are more concerned with customer profitability, analysis of existing traffic, or the development of cost-based rates for pricing and traffic activities LTL/CIS can be tailored provide resounding results.
SMC³’s LTL/CIS contains unit costs and statistics developed directly from each carrier’s general ledger and operating data. Carriers using LTL/CIS for pricing may also have a separate costing model with budgeted or projected unit costs.
Truckload Cost Intelligence
Truckload service is much more than a linehaul move from one point to another. Loading and unloading, stop-offs in transit, headhaul/backhaul implications, varying pay scales, use of owner-operators and empty mile allocations all complicate the task.
SMC³’s TL/CIS costing model simplifies this complex equation by developing the cost of moving individual loads, of making specific trips, and of handling entire customers. TL/CIS interfaces with the files and mileage calculation programs carriers already have in place to make the costing process as automated as possible.
Loaded-to-ride Cost Intelligence
Carriers operating in an LTL loaded-to-ride environment can utilize truckload CIS to analyze profitability and automate the costing process.
This costing model is optimal for rating and costing shipments for loaded-to-ride transportation, determining the most profitable response to customer requests for proposals.
SMC³ constantly improves these cost systems using feedback from customers gathered during user group meetings. Listening to CIS users ensures the product adapts to the changing needs of truckload and LTL carriers.