Surefire cost cutting stategies for your company to reduce Freight and Parcel Cost.
Free No Obligation Audit.
An immense benefit your company will receive is the experience and knowledge of Industry experts analyzing your shipping dept for ZERO cost. The company is so confident in finding savings and improving efficiencies your company will want to implement; they perform the audit process with no obligations. The company provides knowledge and information from over 400 years of combined senior level experience and staff comprised largely of former Vice Presidents and Senior Sales and Pricing Managers from FedEx, UPS, DHL, the USPS and other major freight carriers. The unique background includes, on average, over 20 years of former senior level experience from UPS, FedEx, DHL, and/or USPS. It is this unparalleled experience that makes us the industry leader in transportation cost reduction. The process has yielded verifiable results and world-class agreements for the who’s who of companies. Know 100% certain you are getting the absolute lowest rates for your shipping cost.
Parcel and Freight Audits:
There are numerous carrier billing mistakes, service delivery failures, and erroneous accessorial charges that occur on each shipping invoice. An audit of your electronic carrier invoices will produce reports that can be sent electronically to your carrier for review and resolution of open claims. Shipments can be audited by carrier invoice number, by service, or for accessorial charges, to validate what you are paying your carriers. Whether you require a full-scale audit of your UPS, FedEx, and DHL invoices, or a general reconciliation to ensure your accounts are charged correctly, the staff performing the audit has combined years of experience in senior level management of UPS, FEDEX, DHL and USPS of over 400 years. This experienced and knowledgeable staff will be an ideal partner.
Carrier Contract Negotiations:
As one of the nation’s leading logistics consulting firms, AFMS has helped over 1500 companies of all sizes negotiate “Best-In-Class” carrier service agreements. Increase the profitability and the financial value of your company by decreasing your costs in the small parcel segment of your supply chain. We also identify the shipping characteristics and practices that affect carrier pricing performance and customer satisfaction. The AFMS team includes former Vice Presidents, Managers and Pricing Directors from UPS, FedEx and DHL, all of whom spent many years negotiating and crafting agreements on behalf of the carriers. Because we know more about your carrier’s service options, technology solutions, pricing policies, and business practices than any other source, we can help negotiate better contracts and improve service levels.
Reduce Freight & Parcel Costs
Each carrier invoice processed is audited both electronically and by a professional freight auditors. Very typical to find savings of total small parcel and freight spend by identifying all refund eligible opportunities.
Reduced Shipping Administrative Expenses:
No longer would you need labor intensive hours reviewing each invoice. The robust auditing software implemented will allow our personal auditors to focus on specific areas of need while our software built from industry knowledge and expertise. Finds the very smallest of errors and improper billings. Thus eliminating man-hours for your company to place those employees in more productive roles.
Online Reporting Tools:
The AFMS RADAR solution provides web-based access to all of your shipping data, carrier invoices, and reports. Our standard reports include summaries of your shipping by service level, location, and cost center, as well breakdowns of your surcharges and address correction reports. You can also download some or all of your carrier invoice data right to your desktop. In addition to our standard reports, AFMS offers report customization that is limited only by the data we receive. Whether you want to analyze your shipping modes, or view your third-party shipments alone, RADAR offers virtually unlimited reporting at your fingertips.
Increased level of service:
All companies face competition. They expect a certain amount of cost comparison. A critical part of what AMFS provides as a service is to ensure accurately billing for services rendered. Our parcel and freight payment audit services ensure that every charge on your bill is accurate down to the penny. Your carrier relationship in many cases improves as the audit process begins. As a result of our services, many of our parcel-auditing customers actually receive a higher level of service from their carrier.
Supply Chain Consulting
Receive the benefits of Industry specific technology, experience, and a dedicated staff committed to making your supply chain more efficient than ever before. By analyzing your options for warehousing, air freight, truck, rail, ground, small package, customs clearance, cargo insurance or ocean shipping, and providing cost comparisons, we focus on reducing and controlling the total door-to-door cost, both domestically and internationally. AFMS can also assist with special supply chain projects, such as: Site location studies Damage reduction analysis Technology optimization International logistics consulting European distribution Seasonal and promotional surges Mode optimization studies Special event management
Avoiding penalties and shipment delays are an essential part of good supply chain management: Obtaining the right information, assigning the right classification, maintaining required records, and pricing correctly are just a few of the key pieces of information that must be reviewed for compliance. AFMS experts will perform a complete evaluation of your import and export compliance.
The first step in understanding pricing is to understand the carriers’ cost structures. At AFMS, our pricing analysts have worked extensively with cost models and pricing systems with the major carriers. We utilize our wide breadth of knowledge as well as our distinct insight into the pricing side of the industry to ensure that our clients maximize their contracts.
Carrier pricing can be a very complicated process. Fortunately, AFMS is well versed in the carriers’ methods and has developed an approach that focuses on package characteristics and the twenty essential pricing points. In order to achieve the highest discount levels it is imperative to demonstrate to the carrier why you deserve such a rate. Whether you are negotiating for the first time or your company has a sophisticated logistics team negotiating contracts, AFMS has the know-how and insight into the complex and innovative pricing programs that will yield benefits to every company.