Inbound Vendor Site

Purchasing Inbound Freight

Redwood Logistic’s process creates best case shipping practices for its clients. Inbound routings can utilize these same best case practices but require coordination with purchasing departments and vendors. Typically the largest percent of transportation savings comes in this area.

Enforcing your new best case practices on your vendor base is both a one-time change and an ongoing operational process. We can help with both. Your freight costs have changed – the decision to purchase freight included or collect needs to be re-examined. When complete, all vendors will have access to your personalized vendor routing via hard copy or our online technology. Non-compliance will be quantified for excess cost which you can chargeback to the vendor.

Economic Analysis

Many clients have “hidden freight cost” buried in vendor invoices. Our economic analysis can dig out these costs and position you to understand where the opportunity to save money exists by changing terms to take advantage of your lower freight costs.

Vendor Routing Tools

Utilizing your automated best case practices, we create optimal routing guides for all vendors. Typically this is done via a custom website that uses all the same business intelligence as your outbound system. However, we never show your rates to the vendor. If necessary, detailed routing maps can be produced for general low-tech vendors to utilize.


Currently inbound routing is accomplished by stating a term and carrier on the PO. The difficulty is that this information is not accurate as the weight and fuel may change as the quantity of the shipment and or fuel costs may change. This is a good solution but not the optimal solution.



Redwood Logistics provides the technology to route freight in the most optimal methodology for our clients. We provide routing maps, when and where needed, and integrated PO routing into a client’s web portal. This enables carrier changes to be communicated directly to the vendor with little to no effort from the internal resources at our client’s site.

Interested or have questions? Take the first step by contacting us today!

Your Next Generation Freight Management

Our next-generation model specializes in moving freight throughout North America, backed by our vast carrier network, logistics expertise, and industry-leading proprietary technology.

Redwood Supply Chain Solutions uses sophisticated technology, flexible outsourced freight management and deep supply chain expertise to help middle-market companies excel in their competitive landscape.

Simplify your transportation process and improve your service to customers, while reducing your transportation spend to add to your bottom line.

We leverage innovative platforms and the industry’s brightest team to provide next generation technology solutions. That might mean more supply chain control, cost savings, faster or more continuous innovation – or all this and more.

Our asset-based truckload company provides critical capacity solutions to our diverse customer base throughout North America.

Our asset-based warehouse and distribution company specializes in high velocity, value-added supply chain solutions for the complex Southern California and Chicagoland markets.