July - Freight Management, Inc

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July - Freight Management, Inc
Volume 10, Issue 3
FMINEWS!!
Industry Update on all the topics
concerning freight logistics,
transportation and some fun
things too...
TMS-Transportation Management System
When choosing a
TMS,
it
is
essential to base
that decision on
p r e f e r r e d
methods
of
transportation.
All
transportation
modes
require
some of the same
information,
however, each mode also
requires
unique
information specific to
that
method.
When
deciding on a TMS, it is
also
important
to
understand which services
need optimization for
efficiency and productivity. Select a TMS with an
easy-to-use end-customer
experience that connects
the business with the
customer. Also consider
making electronic data
interchange an integral
part of the communication
efforts. When considering the fine
details of
how a TMS can affect
operations, it is equally
important to review the
level of
interaction the
operations staff requires
for order processing.
Evaluate it based on how
quickly it will allow orders
to be processed. Lastly,
when it comes to
carrier or broker
selection, it is
necessary
to
determine
the
criteria needed
to approve or
decline
the
potential business
partner.
The
system
should
also be able to
assist the user in sourcing
shipments
based
on
criteria and data point
constraints
the
end
consumers may place. A
good TMS integrate with
various
programs
to
provide
all
required
documents, such as Proof
of Delivery and BOL’s.
Consider a TMS that includes claims management.
This allows
personnel
to more (cont. on page 2)
June/July 2012
Inside this issue:
Transportation Management System
1
Expedited Carriers
Capitalize On Improving
Economy
1
Focus on The Client—
Dream Products, Inc.
2
Transportation Management System (Cont.)
2
Me, Myself & I—
Lisa Anne Vo
3
So Near Yet So Far
3
Fun Facts The 4th of
July
3
Rent Today! FMI Newport Beach House
4
FMI Challenge Winners
4
FMI Birthdays
4
Happy Anniversary FMI
Employees
4
Take the FMI Challenge
4
Expedited Carriers Capitalize On Improving Economy
Expedited services are
about much more than lastminute,
time-definite
shipments. With lean
inventories and integrated
supply chains, shippers are
turning
to
expedited
carriers for capacity
management,
better
security and a host of
other premium solutions.
The FedEx unit, the
nation’s largest expedited
carrier, notched $375
million in revenue, up 14
percent from last year.
The expedited trucking
sector is in the midst of a
sustained
period
of
growth. Each of the five
biggest U.S. expedited
carriers recorded healthy
revenue in 2011. Combined
revenue from the top five
carriers, totaled $938
million in 2011. Current
growth rates are healthy
and appear to be more
sustainable and lasting.
Mission Statement
“We will be the staff our clients require to reach goals and achieve their vision.”
“Strategy without
tactics is the slowest
route to victory.
Tactics without
strategy is the noise
before defeat.”
–Sun Tzu
FMI Newsletter
Page 2
Focus On The Client—Dream Products, Inc.
Dream Products, Inc. offers everything from Apparel & Lingerie, House
wares, to Tools and Automotive.
D r e a m
Products is
a
leading
direct-toconsumer
catalog and
ecommerce
s i t e
specializing in providing
unique
items
at
affordable prices. The
principals
of
Dream
Products have more than
35 years experience.
They ship thousands of
orders every business
day.
They
promise
excellent
customer
service, quality merchandise and quick deliveries.
Their website is driven
by a sophisticated inven-
tory-management. This
means that what you see is
what they have for sale at
any
given
moment;
products become invisible
and/or marked as “Out of
Stock” as they sell out, but
you can always send them
an email to be notified as
soon as the desired
product becomes available
again. Dream Products
value loyalty and always
work hard to extend their
commitment to
bring you the
b e st
va lue .
Therefore,
every
order
placed on their
website entitles
you to receive
one “surprise gift.” In addition, every $30 purchase
will get you free shipping
plus and additional free
gift. A $50 purchase will
give you yet another free
gift. The more you buy, the
more you get. For more
information please visit:
www.dreamproductscatalog
.com
A Special Thank You…
It was an exceptional pleasure to open the April/May issue to see a front page
article on YRC Freight. Thank you so much for including YRC Freight in your
newsletter and your stable of top notch providers. We sincerely appreciate your
long term partnership and support of YRC Worldwide.
- Bill Crowe, Vice President Indirect Sales, YRC Worldwide Inc.
“It is by the goodness
of God that in our
country we have those
three unspeakably precious things: freedom
of speech, freedom of
conscience, and the
prudence never to
practice either of
them.”
—Mark Twain
Transportation Management System (cont.)
easily administer claims while
determining and
correcting
freight
and
c a r r i e r
problems. The
ability
to
monitor
or
track carrier or
broker compliance by
approval requirements is an additional advantage.
Our
stellar TMS system is
being featured in the July
issue of Inbound Logistics
magazine.
FMI’s
track/trace feature in
our TMS system will offer
your company a window
into your entire LTL, TL,
Small Parcel,
and
Ocean
freight shipments. If you
are
interested
in
learning about
FMI’s EZ Ship
TMS system,
please email Laura Branson
a t
l b r a n [email protected] to
set up a demo today!
Volume 10, Issue 3
Page 3
Me, Myself & I— Lisa Anne Vo
Hi, I’m Lisa Anne Vo and I
have worked in the FMI
accounting department
for nine years. Although
I have spent most of my
adult life in California, I
was born in Saigon City,
Vietnam. At age thirteen,
my
parents
and
I
migrated to the United
States. I only have one
brother who is 18 years
older than me and he still
lives in Vietnam with his
wife and son. I started
my first job at 16 working
at my aunt’s floral shop in
Huntington Beach taking
orders, assisting with
floral arrangements, etc.
I had many careers
before I came to FMI. I
was a Secretary, Legal
Assistant,
Office
Manager, Grocery Store
Assistant Manager, etc.
Essentially, the supermar-
ket is where I was first
able to put into practice
the accounting skills I had
been learning in school.
My job after the supermarket
was
with
a
transportation company in
Huntington Beach as an
Accounting Clerk which
led me to Freight Management in 2003. I started
getting familiar with the
industry
and
FMI
procedures. In 2007, I
Fun Facts About
was promoted to Accounting Manager. Working at
FMI is like working for
your family. It is a pleasure working with everyone
here. I appreciate everyone for their team work,
which has allowed me learn
more and more each day. I
enjoy every moment. I met
my wonderful husband
Timmy while I was working
at the law firm and we
were married four years
later. We have been happily married for 13 years.
We bought our first house
last year in Westminster
and love it! We enjoy
hanging out with friends
and family and entertaining
people at our house. My
father past away in August
2005, however, I was
fortunate that I still have
my Mom who only lives only
two blocks from us.
July 4th!

Independence Day
was first celebrated in Philadelphia on July 8,
1776.

In 1776, there was
an estimated 2.5
million people living
in the newly
independent nation
compared to 313.9
million people
today.

The Fourth of July
was not declared a
national holiday
until 1941.

The Declaration of
Independence was
signed by 56 men
for 13 colonies.

Over an estimated
150 million hot
dogs will be consumed on the 4th.
That’s roughly 1
dog for every 2
people in the U.S.

The stars on the
original American
flag were arranged
in a circle to
ensure that all
colonies were
equal.

An estimated
$232.3 million in
fireworks were
imported from
China in 2011 for
the holiday.
So Near Yet So Far
Alix Partners surveyed 80 large international companies about where they were sourcing
their U.S.-bound products. 42% said they already have moved manufacturing to North
America or plan to start manufacturing there within 3 yrs.
FMI Newsletter
If you have any
articles you’d
like to submit,
please contact
Kim Runkle.
2900 E. La Palma Ave Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: 714-632-1440
Fax: 714-632-7366
Email: [email protected]
FMI Challenge Winners
Answer:
30 Campers
Congratulations:
Crystal Reese—Alpla Inc, Alina Korzep—
Physician’s Formula Inc, Kecia Niederhauser—Javo Beverage, Sriram Kailasam—
UniNet, Tracy Rogers—Leslie's Poolmart
Inc, Bobbie Watson—IPS Corp, Lewis
Obornt—Medtronic, Kyle Peters—Alpla
Inc, Prem Jain—Spectrum Chemicals Mfg.
Corp., Jay Schwartz—Medtronic, Inc
Rent Today! FMI Newport Beach House
The
FMI
Newport
Beach house can now be
rented for private use.
The discounted rate to
our partners is on a 2
week or a per month
basis (inquire about
monthly rates).
The
cost is $2000.00 per
week with a $250.00
cleaning deposit. It is
located just steps from
the beach on Balboa
Island and within view
of the entrance to the harbor of Newport where scores of boats can be
seen moving each day. The two story home which sleeps up to 10 people
comfortably, is
a great place to
visit with your
family
and
friends. It is a
3 bedroom 3
bath with great
accommodations and is
fully
furnished. If you
are interested
in renting this
great
house
please contact
Trish Ponder at [email protected]
FMI Birthdays
Ryan Chang, 06/05
Bert Hugo, 06/21
Christina Lopez 7/8
Tim Ponder, 07/10
Larry Reyes, 07/14
Jackie Muro, 07/17
Laurie Gallie, 07/25
Happy Anniversary FMI Employees
Burt Hugo, Data Entry, 15 yrs
Jackie Muro, Data Entry Supervisor, 15 yrs
Marian Thompson, Dispatch Manager, 15yrs
Kristan Peterson, Auditor, 13 yrs
Tim Ponder, Vice President, 13 yrs
Laura Branson, Office Coordinator, 2 yrs
Kris Lundberg, On-Site Coordinator, 2 yrs
Take the FMI Challenge
Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is
$25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return to the people. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share
among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person. Now each person paid $10 and got back $1, so they paid $9 each, totally
$27. The bellboy has $2, totaling $29. Where is the missing $1?
Fax or email answers and address to 714-632-7221 or [email protected] to collect your prize. Winners will be announced monthly.