251: Achieve Ultimate Efficiency, Transparency and Service, with R2 Logistics


Today I’m joined by R2 Logistics, an award-winning third-party logistics provider offering industry-leading supply chain management services to shippers of all sizes.

Founded in 2007, R2 Logistics is a global provider of market-leading transportation services and logistics solutions. As a third-party logistics company, it provides access to thousands of transportation providers and has the capacity to resolve all of your shipping needs. Backed by game-changing technology and its culture for reliable service and relentless passion, R2 Logistics has built a strong reputation as an industry leader.

Today Frank Dreischarf, Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions at R2 Logistics, joins me to chat all about the company: what they do; overcoming challenges in the midst of disruption; and the importance of collaboration and visibility in supply chain.

 

IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

 

[08.28] R2 Logistics’ background and how they’ve evolved into the company they are today.

“That expedite mentality, that sense of urgency, is part of our organizational DNA.”

[11.29] A closer look at the R2 Logistics transportation management system, its features and the benefits.

[14.10] From expedited to intermodal, a look at R2 Logistics’ full suite of services for shippers.

“I like to say that we’re in the ‘headache elimination’ business. Our job is to work with our strategic customers, figure out what their needs are, anticipate those needs (sometimes before they even know that they have them) and come up with solutions.”

[15.08] The importance of transparency and why R2 Logistics partner with industry-leading tech providers to offer the highest level of visibility.

[17.12] The R2 Logistics carrier offering.

[19.13] A closer look at the platform itself, and its user-friendly interface.

“Everything, from the interface to how the customer interacts with the system, is designed to make it as easy as possible.”

[21.23] The speed and ease of an R2 Logistics implementation, and the on-boarding audits that help new customers ensure they have the best prices and achieve the most value from the process.

“We’re able to add a lot of value to customers that are in that mid-small size range… because companies of that size just don’t have the economic resources to hire the professionals necessary to adequately manage that transportation spend.”

[26.50] The R2 Way, and why this unique set of principles sets them apart.

[30.05] From the importance of surety of supply to a new appreciation for collaboration, Frank’s reflections on the state of the industry right now, and the key trends and learnings coming out of it.

“People are starting to realize that relationships matter, collaboration matters. Those customers or shippers out there that have forever viewed their relationships with their transportation providers as tactical, rather than strategic, are suffering right now.”

[34.30] The ideal customer for R2 Logistics.

[36.22] A case study detailing how R2 Logistics was able to help a key customer quickly integrate new acquisitions into their network and reduce transportation costs by 15%.

[38.27] The future for R2 Logistics.

 

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Head over to R2 Logistics’ website now to find out more and discover how they could help you too. You can also connect with R2 Logistics and keep up to date with the latest over on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter, or you can connect with Frank on LinkedIn.

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