|Dear Valued Partner,|
Blackadar Analytic we understand the need to reduce cost in
these trying times. Our software is designed to reduce and
effectively manage your freight and courier costs.
Benchmarking of your rates
against both similar and dissimilar businesses may be a wise choice before
your company commits to going through the bid process
Get it right and the bid process can reinforce your carrier partnerships
and get cost reductions initiatives executed you won’t have thought of.
The real opportunities typically aren’t where you are looking -
eliminating paper; inbound not outbound; returns; consolidation; weight
thresholds; splits; upstream integration; etc. Most companies seem convinced that you
can bid with half-baked documents and with total disregard to the
carriers needs, and get savings by playing one carrier off against another. No
offence, but “them days is gone”.
Even if you do manage to get competitive bids from different
carriers, how can you compare prices? The "
Cost Miser "
instance, have drastically different zoning and pricing
structure – it is like comparing “apples to water buffaloes”.
The answer is to force all carriers to compete on a standard
pricing format – right? Wrong. If you compare major
contracts within the same industry sector, the “one zone for
all”; “per package”; “per lb” etc schemes all have resulted in