Primarily focussed on Freight Management and Sea Freight.
Also review Air Freight and European Road.
Review costs, service levels, operational requirements, incumbent suppliers.
Where appropriate switch client from procuring sea freight via a freight forwarder to direct carrier.
Set-up competitive rate structures covering operational needs.
Ensure appropriate suppliers are selected.
Sea Freight Buying Group
The buying group was set-up in 2009 and is made up of direct shippers (BCOs).
We act as the procurement function for each member (client).
Finalise long term rate deals - average rates in the long term are significantly better than short term rates.
Members of the buying group need to be moving 1000+ TEU.
Various operational benefits driven from the buying group including de-risking the operational set-up, one visibility system, one freight manager etc...