Wanted: Cost Control Consultants

Direct-Recovery identifies hard and soft cost transport savings for companies that ship with any major parcel shipper. ‘Hard’ savings are refunds due to late deliveries and billing errors, which are credited to the company’s carrier account. Our primary revenue stream is a split of these savings. ‘Soft cost’ savings are derived from operational changes the read more…

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Should I hire a consultant to negotiate my shipping contract?

Not necessarily. Freight consultants add value by applying industry insight to a company’s unique shipping profile in order to optimize carrier discounts throughout the negotiation process. Interpreting parcel carrier tariffs can be as daunting as navigating the tax code, so consultants play a role similar to that of tax accountants. Hiring a professional with an read more…

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Discovering Hard and Soft Cost Savings in your Carrier Invoice

There’s a hidden profit source in many companies. Hidden, perhaps, perhaps because the source is rather unlikely – freight bills. Tariffs of major ltl and parcel carriers such as UPS, FedEx, DHL and TNT, promise on time delivery and accurate billing. When carriers fall short of their service commitment, it’s left to the customer to read more…

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