Value Chain Sourcing

Value Chain Sourcing

As retailers seek ways to reduce indirect or non-value added costs in their supply chains, outsourcing of various functionalities such as transportation and warehouse handling can be a viable alternative. Assigning delivery projects and warehousing responsibilities to a fourth party logistics professional, or shifting to a more aligned external network, can reduce total spending.

How we plan:

  • Client Spend Analysis:

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.


  • Provider Benchmarking:

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.


  • Provider Evaluation:

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.


  • Provider Selection:

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.

Service Provider Application Process:

Amer-Trans Logistics success is predicated upon unique, working partnerships with carriers and service providers across the United States and Canada.  We exceed expectations for our clients when we provide a concerted focus on reliable pickup and delivery service and safe and secure freight handling direct to the project site or to one of our predetermined warehouses.

Reliable Strategy

Our logistics supply chain network thrives in an environment with consistent freight volume, competitive market rates, and prompt payment for services rendered. We generate sustainable supply chain solutions that effectively balance operational strategies, financial objectives, and customer service requirements.

Carrier Activation Documents:

  • Carrier W9- This includes your name, address, fax, phone numbers, and tax or social security number.
  • Completed Amer Trans Logisitics Broker-Carrier Agreement
  • Carrier Insurance Certificate
  • MC Authority- That’s the certificate with your MC or ICC# and legal company name.
  • Completed Carrier Profile- This document helps us pinpoint better freight opportunities that more precisely match the loads you're looking for.

Please follow the instructions found in the "Amer Trans Logistics Broker-Carrier Agreement" to submit your new carrier setup packet. If you would like to check on the status of your packet, please allow 48 hours and then contact us at 847-725-7750.