Routing or Routing Guide

Routing is the process of determining how a shipment will move between an origin and destination. Routing information includes:

  • designating which carrier(s) will be involved,
  • the actual route that the carrier will take,
  • and an estimate of time en route.

Routing guides are documents that define the processes and steps involved in manufacturing and/or assembling a product. In logistics, routing guides are used to determine the most efficient way to ship goods from one location to another. Guides typically include information on:

Shippers have the right to determine their own carriers, routes, and points for transferring shipments. However, many shippers work with third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to create customized routing guides that fit their specific needs.

3PLs use routing software to create optimized shipping plans that take into account factors such as:

  • cost,
  • transit time,
  • customer preferences.

By working with a 3PL, shippers can save time and money while ensuring that their shipments are delivered in a safe and timely manner.

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