Positioned for World Domination
Todd is the CEO of a successful company. Together, he and his team work to move the company forward; automating production, slashing the cost of goods, inspiring the sales force to new heights and obliterating the competition with new innovative products. Todd has just one more task before world domination… Get control of transportation costs. …Huh? Sure, transportation costs can have a major impact on the companies bottom-line.
Todd’s Logistics Manager Stan has recognized several trouble areas.
The first is negotiating “standard” rates. Seems easy enough; carriers use the same shipping lanes and similar vehicles. It should be easy to compare apples to apples and negotiate a standard price. Except, each carrier speaks a different language, has different rates, different add-on fees and hidden rate increases each year. Their confusing quotes defy comparison.
Next,… uh, sometimes shipments … disappear… finding them requires multiple tracking systems and multiple tracking numbers. It’s a slow process and some systems are … better than others.
When the invoices arrive from carriers, accounting enters them manually and tries to check them against confusing quotes. This often results in over billing, duplicate payments and zero carrier accountability.
Todd nearly looses his lunch when he sees last year’s line item for rush shipping. It appears to be easier to rush a shipment than it is to requisition a box of paper clips.
If only there was someone who could help Todd and Ken solve these complex issues.
Meet Phalanx Strategies.
Phalanx professionals find the best carriers and negotiate the Custom rates on Todd & Ken’s behalf. They auto-magically audit every invoice insuring accuracy to +/-5 cents . When it’s time to pay invoices, accounts payable writes only one check , then custom software enables Todd’s Team to rate, optimize and track shipments from multiple carriers in one place and creates an approval process for rush shipments.
Overall Phalanx can save them 9% to 15% of their annual transportation expenses. So lets multiply 10% by their transportation costs last year… That’s some major cha-ching. That savings combined with the Intel from 24-7 accurate business reporting means Todd’s team is positioned for World Domination.