Large discounts on parcel prices were given by the five leading CEP service providers. There isn't much to be gained from bundling either. So it is worth taking a look at the process costs. How does the process run from commissioning to delivery of the goods? How is the invoicing done? Are the discount scales appropriate for the shipments?
The worldwide shipment of small parts is handled by five service providers. The majority of the shipments are packed in several parcels. Ordering and tracking is done per parcel. This is often a significant additional expense due to the fact that there are often several parcels per shipment!
Also, invoicing is done per parcel. The graduation of prices is not adapted to the weight class structure.
Each service provider is ordred in a different way. Tracking of the parcels is not integrated and only takes place in the systems of the service providers. The billing process is not completely automated.
This gives enough opportunities to generate savings.
However, these cannot be realised without a precise analysis of the data.
" Developing a demand-based billing model from the accumulated shipment statistics generates unexpected potential for the customer."
Senior Expert Logistics Hans Becker GmbH