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In the rapidly evolving world of logistics and parcel shipping, staying ahead means not just keeping pace but setting the benchmark for excellence and innovation. Our comprehensive suite of case studies showcases our extensive work across a broad spectrum of industries, featuring in-depth analysis and strategic solutions for parcel shipping challenges with leading carriers such as UPS, FedEx, DHL, CEVA, UTi Logistics, LTL Dedicated Fleet, and Ocean Freight.

These case studies, derived from a variety of different companies, cover major brands and offer a panoramic view of our capability to tailor solutions that not only meet but exceed the demands of modern logistics. Through our collaboration with these eminent carriers, we have successfully navigated the complexities of global shipping, delivering results that resonate with efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and unparalleled professionalism. Join us as we explore these narratives of innovation, dedication, and success, each one a testament to our commitment to excellence in the logistics sector.

Major Automobile Manufacturer Parcel Shipping Contract Negotiation Case Study

A major automobile manufacturer hired AFMS for the second time, to review parcel contracts and data to identify parcel savings. AFMS’ initial engagement with our client yielded $5 million in parcel savings in North America. This new initiative brought together the Parts, Dealerships, Body Shops, and Vendor freight programs under the focused guidance of ABC’s newly created North American Buying Group.

  • Carriers: UPS & FedEx
  • Negotiated Proposal Savings: $2.8M Annually

  • Approximately $8.4M Savings Over 3-year Agreements

  • Client Now Uses AFMS’ Analytic
    Tools & Dashboard

Major Automobile Manufacturer Parcel Negotiation Case Study

A major automobile manufacturer hired AFMS, to review parcel contracts and data to identify parcel savings. This initiative brought together the Parts, Dealerships, Body Shops, and Vendor freight programs under the focused guidance of our clients North American Procurement group.

  • Carriers: UPS, FedEx, CEVA and UTi Logistics
  • AFMS revealed approximately $15 million in
    additional savings annually, without disrupting their incumbent carrier relationships.
  • Saved Approximately $45M Over New 3-year Agreements

  • AFMS Identified $3-4M In Savings In Air Freight

  • AMFS Has Provided Over $50M In Cost Reductions Over 8 Years

Major Electronics Manufacturer Parcel Negotiation Case Study

A Major global electronics company hired AFMS to review its parcel distribution strategy, parcel contracts, and shipping data to identify parcel savings. This was the very first project executed under their newly established “United Shipping Initiative”. This initiative brought together the electronics, retail, and entertainment/media units under the focused guidance of our clients North American Procurement group.

  • Carriers: UPS and FedEx
  • Found Approximately $15M/Year of Additional Savings On Existing Business

  • First New Proposal: $8M in annual savings

  • Second New Proposal: $20M in Annual Savings

  • New FedEx Agreement: $22M in Annual Savings

Multinational Retail Corporation UPS Parcel Negotiation Case Study

In 2016 a Multinational Retail Corporation’s B to C business was booming! Ecommerce year over Year revenue growth was up substantially every quarter with realized growth in the United States market headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, & Canada. Our client faced challenges operationally, equipping their supply chain to service their US customers (now their largest global segment). At the same time, our clients parcel costs were increasing as they searched for ways to provide service through an omnichannel model with their US footprint of nearly 250 stored. Our clients $30 million net spend annually was big business for UPS, but something seemed off to them about how their account was managed.

  • Carrier: UPS

  • AFMS Found Missed Discounts & $20M/year in Overspend

  • Creating Market Pricing Analysis and Negotiation Playbook

  • New Contract: $20M in Annual Savings

  • Aero Operational Changes

  • Client Continued With Auditing Compliance Reporting Services

Major Consumer Goods Manufacturer Parcel Shipping Cost Analysis Case Study

A Major consumer goods manufacturer asked AFMS to review their parcel shipping costs and carrier agreements for saving opportunities. Our clients spend is over $100 million globally in parcel shipping with UPS, FedEx, and DHL. In the U.S. alone, spend of $30 million in parcel with UPS and FedEx.

  • Carriers: UPS, FedEx, and DHL

  • Panalpina Reviewed and Recommended The Client Hire AFMS

  • Report Was Completed In One Month

  • AFMS Identified 20% or $6M In Overlooked Savings Opportunities

Window Coverings Manufacturer Parcel, LTL Dedicated Fleet, and Ocean Freight Cost Comparison

A large national window and blinds company hired AFMS to help review and assess their transportation network and asked to be a part of their traffic council. Our client had an annual global supply chain spend of over $200 million.

  • Carriers: Extensive Network of Transportation Partners, Parcel, LTL Dedicated Fleet, and Ocean Freight

  • AFMS Contracted To Do Cost Comparison of Dedicated Fleet of Trucks vs Outsourcing To A Third Party

  • AFMS Recommended To Contract To 3rd Party

  • Saved Over $10M/year

  • Conducted LTL and Small Parcel Contract Reviews

  • Ongoing 10-year Relationship With Client On Many Logistics Financials

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