You probably didn’t study this subject in college or gain any on-the-job experience; but the responsibility of “transportation logistics” was just added to your growing to-do list and you haven’t a clue where or how to begin. You’re not alone by a long shot.
A multinational $1B Safety Equipment Company with 100 transportation companies and above market rates needs to optimize transportation costs and simplify managing carriers. Results: In 4 months annual costs are reduced by $6MM and the number of preferred carriers shrunk to 9.
A Flash Marketing Fashion E-Commerce Company exploding with 400% year over year growth needs a better way to pick, pack and ship orders. Results: Reduced labor by 50% and increased output by 300%.
A Sprint® Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) needed a better way to collect, refurbish and deploy returned devices. Results: Re-engineered reverse logistics process that cut device turn-around-time by 2 weeks; reduced overall replacement costs by 50% and increased refurbished device utilization from 25% to 70%.
The principal of CPC Consultants, Charles Popick, was featured in the September 2008 edition of Inbound Logistics. in the article titled, "Dollars & Sense." Popick discusses the importance of a Freight Payment and Audit firm. Popick also provides insight on selecting a good one.
Discusses the five steps that the best consultants know to help you find your freight cost savings. The article also explains how to select an independent consultant and utilize them to reduce freight costs.
The Los Angeles Business Journal published an article explaining the benefits of a Freight Manager written by Larry S. Field. Mr. Field did a great job of describing the benefits, however, like many consultants, he receives compensation from freight carriers. As an independent, CPC Consultants does not receive compensation from anyone but the customer. The CPC approach ensures that the shipping customer’s best interest is always served.