We analyze our client’s current state of operations to determine inbound/outbound transportation costs, warehouse in/out and storage charges, and indirect labor, and administration costs. This analysis takes into consideration shipment flows, including volume, frequency, seasonality, physical characteristics, and special handling requirements such as lift gates, pads and straps, and inside delivery.
Based on geography and KPI benchmarks, Amer-Trans Logistics compares the current spend rates to benchmark rates based on other external agent locations and/or agents handling similar deliveries within a given sector.
Amer-Trans Logistics assists or leads the development of a detailed Supply Chain Source Report to identify several provider options within a predefined geography that could address the operational inefficiencies of a client. Amer-Trans Logistics then develops a customized solution for the client based on provider responses outlining performance SLA’s & cost goals for warehousing, transportation and or final mile activities.
Amer-Trans Logistics reviews the provider responses and selects the what we determine to be the “best in class,” based on financial efficiencies, value strategies and operational criteria. Strategic mode and carrier-sourcing decisions are considered part of a long-term network design. We identify core carriers in each relevant sector to enhance service quality commitments and increase bargaining power.
- Project Milestone Tracking:
A detailed milestone schedule is developed to move to an alternative supply chain network operated and managed directly by Amer-Trans Logistics.