To have a proper invoice verification is not easy: there are so many charge codes and every vendor show a unique tariff structure. Just add to this the large variety of transport modalities, the wide range of available services and even different Incoterms: it’s easy to realize that the verification process is time-consuming and often deliver uncertain results.


Top sort this out, it is advisable to set up a freight audit system.


The freight audit system can be implemented by purchasing the related service from a supplier (outsourcing) or by acquiring a tool for internal use.


The table below highlights the main differences between the two cases:

For information on how to set up a freight audit system, send an email to, indicating the code “SFM”