Carrier Contract Negotiations

Free carrier contract assessment identifies savings opportunities

Freight and Parcel Carrier Contract Negotiations

SSI offers a free assessment of your carrier contracts based upon your actual historical shipping data.

With accurate benchmarking insights, our assessment ensures your company’s current carrier discounts are market competitive and in-line with other companies that have similar package characteristics and volume.

After identifying savings opportunities, we present you a shared savings proposal for carrier contract negotiation support services. There is no risk to you because we only get paid if you save money on your renegotiated contracts.

Optimize Your Carrier Contracts Across all Transportation Modes

    • Select Parcel

    • Trucking – LTL/FTL

    • Rail Intermodal

    • Air Freight

    • Ocean Freight

Your savings can add up fast – an optimized carrier contract may reduce shipping costs by 10-25% across the globe. These savings will either boost your bottom line profitability or provide operations, logistics, and financial leaders the freedom to apply the savings towards other supply chain investments.

Our 8-step process lowers your shipping spend, increases your profits, and removes the hassle from your carrier contract negotiations

8. Ongoing Reporting
• Provide carrier pricing trends
• Analyze customer shipping patterns
• Develop models upon request

1. Gather Data
• 2 – 3 months of carrier invoices
• Carrier agreements by global geographies
• Billing data for all carriers

1. Gather Data
• 2 – 3 months of carrier invoices
• Carrier agreements by global geographies
• Billing data for all carriers

2. Analyze Data
• Package characteristics
• Cost analysis
• Contract analysis

7. Audit and Review
• Global audit of freight invoices
• Verify contractual compliance
• Recover savings from billing overages, errors
• Deliver savings reports

2. Analyze Data
• Package characteristics
• Cost analysis
• Contract analysis

3. Review Savings Opportunities
• Savings summary report by region
• Opportunity assessment
• Mode optimization study

4. Help Negotiate Existing Carrier Pricing Agreements
• Review carrier contracts
• Identify new pricing targets, supported by data analytics & pricing analysis
• Prepare strategies , documents for carriers
• Renegotiate carrier contracts if savings opportunities exist

6. Implement New Pricing
• Review contract verbiage
• Review terms and conditions
• Verify pricing changes enacted

3. Review Savings Opportunities
• Savings summary report by region
• Opportunity assessment
• Mode optimization study

5. Analyze New Pricing Proposals
• Savings summary reports – old vs. new
• Review new carrier pricing proposals
• Re-rate against prior contracts and data
• Determine true impact of new pricing

6. Implement New Pricing
• Review contract verbiage
• Review terms and conditions
• Verify pricing changes enacted

5. Analyze New Pricing Proposals
• Savings summary reports – old vs. new
• Review new carrier pricing proposals
• Re-rate against prior contracts and data
• Determine true impact of new pricing

4. Help Negotiate Existing Carrier Pricing Agreements
• Review carrier contracts
• Identify new pricing targets, supported by data analytics & pricing analysis
• Prepare strategies , documents for carriers
• Renegotiate carrier contracts if savings opportunities exist

7. Audit and review
• Global audit of freight invoices
• Verify contractual compliance
• Recover savings from billing overages, errors
• Deliver savings reports

8. Ongoing reporting
• Provide carrier pricing trends
• Analyze customer shipping patterns
• Develop models upon request

Request a Free Carrier Contract Assessment

Negotiating with parcel and freight carriers is challenging work for most everyone. With industry experts who possess carrier pricing knowledge and market intelligence working on your behalf, you will no longer wonder if you left money on the table. Find out how much you can save. Now is the time to request your free assessment.

Creating a Best-In-Class Carrier Contract

A. Analyze carrier’s shipping invoices, global services, and rate agreements.

 

B. Examine carrier’s rates, discounts, and shipping characteristics against the market.

 

C. Provide a savings projection report and “what-if” modeling analysis.

 

D. Prepare analytics, documents, and strategies for new carrier pricing targets.

 

E. Review terms and conditions to confirm proposal details are acceptable.

 

F: Study new carrier pricing proposals to determine the true impact of new pricing