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Werner Enterprises: Providing consistent 3PL Solutions through Generations

CIO VendorGregory L. Werner, Chairman & CEO
The shipping cost of cargo is often found to be much more than the cost associated with a transportation company. The total freight cost also involves the cost of inventory, packaging material, salaries of shipping clerks, computer system to track and monitor shipments, actual freight rates along with the overhead costs associated with delayed shipments. While negotiating these challenges, contemporary freight enterprises are often put under substantial pressure owing to the outdated systems they use for freight processes. Supplementing quote-to-cash processes and revamping their support systems have become essential for freight forwarding enterprises to enhance visibility and take better decisions.

The ability to track, inventory levels, time, and cost to ship cargo can assist companies in making informed shipping decisions. Offering comprehensive 3PL supply chain solutions across all shipping modes and geographies, Werner Enterprises’ freight management solutions help enterprises alleviate the perils of the freight processes. Found in 1956 and based out of Omaha, Nebraska, Werner Enterprises is a premier transportation and logistics company that caters services throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe and South America. “Powered by leading-edge technology, experienced professionals, and an extensive global network; Werner Enterprises designs and implements a holistic program to manage all shipping needs with optimal cost-effectiveness, ” says Chairman and CEO Clarence L. Werner, Werner Enterprises Inc.

Werner ranks among the top-5 largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van, expedited, temperature-controlled, and flatbed services. The firm’s Value Added Services include freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, and international services. Their international services are funneled through an extensive global network of Werner’s subsidiary companies that include ocean, air and ground transportation, freight forwarding, and customs brokerage. “We provide customized solutions that manage cost, improve visibility, and pursue continuous improvement throughout our customers’ network.”

Our mission is to deliver innovative global supply chain solutions that exceed expectations and promote safety while remaining customer focused and asset-backed


Werner furthers, “Our mission is to deliver innovative global supply chain solutions that exceed expectations and promote safety while remaining customer focused and asset-backed.” Werner Enterprises provides a trusted single source transportation solution to companies that span the globe. The company’s proprietary web-based transportation management system, SMART, creates scalable, and cost-effective solutions that maximize the potential of a supply chain network. They offer complete order and PO visibility across all supply chain partners, in-tandem with system integration to efficiently perform shipment load planning and exchanging information between ERP systems and providers. They combine the entire vendor communication into one platform coupled with vendor compliance and order management services.

As one of the top-3 dedicated contract carriers in the nation, Werner’s dedicated services manage over 125 fleets allowing them to constantly benchmark supply chains. Their extensive list of dedicated services includes on-site account management, technology solutions, continuous moves optimization as well as fleet, load, and network optimization. Additionally, they provide trained and certified drivers via TSA, TWIC, Hazmat and others, a focused backhaul team, surge capacity management, and fleet maintenance services.

The company offers single point transparent visibility over their full range of transportation and distribution solutions that include on-site management, consolidation/cross dock, TMS integration, and freight audit and payment. “We manage the entire network of carriers handling a business by providing insurance compliance, carrier tracking, rate administration, bid processes, carrier selection, freight audit and carrier payment services,” Werner draws a close.