Transport costs are a requisite evil in every shipping company in industry and trade. The transport market is large and complex, monitoring employed forwarders is difficult and time consuming. Staedtler-Logistics is made up of experts in freight control with decades of experience. Our customers save 10 % on direct and indirect freight costs year after year, thereby numbering among the most cost efficient companies in their branches of industry.
Lowering costs in transport and control
Our support will enable you to tap the full cost potential in transport procedures: as logistic experts, we take over your freight checks and freight invoicing, as well as associated claims management. We even support you comprehensively in completing control and reporting tasks.
Profit from our decades of experience in forwarding and logistics and fall back on our professional freight checkers’ experience and knowledge! Freight of all transport types with a total value of more than 1 billion Euros per annum are checked by Staedtler-Logistics. We relieve our clients’ employees of these procedures so that they are free to concentrate on other important tasks. Our clients save costs as our checkers, in connection with our special software, are able to find inconsistencies and errors in invoices quickly, and can settle these with the forwarders just as rapidly. Data collection and result returns occur in a freely-definable format and our experts can even transfer check results directly into the customer’s ERP system.
Most companies lack adequate software tools and qualified personnel for detecting invoicing errors or researching market-driven prices. Staedtler-Logistics’ Service Center supports the client in recognizing and realizing rationalization potential.
Our customers profit from:
Freight invoice evaluation and the correct use of tariff agreements are central aspects of ongoing transport cost saving for companies in the shipping industry. In everyday business, freight invoices are often only spot-checked, if they are checked at all, and credit notes are usually approved without being audited.
We take over freight checking for our clients so that they are able to focus on their core competencies. According to the client’s desires, the data transfer, as well as the return of results, may be executed manually or using IT interfaces. Freight of all transport types, from CEP to sea freight, with a total value of over one billion Euros per annum is checked within our company.
The following services can be outsourced to Staedtler-Logistics:
Your cost saving with our support is threefold:
Our support will help you to save up to 10 % of direct and indirect freight costs. Contact us and take advantage of our support!
Self-billing for freight invoicing has been established in the market for some time. Flexible data processing systems that recognize all invoice types and are able to reproduce all tariffs with data processing support are a prerequisite for self-billing.
We offer our customers objective, precise freight invoicing for self-billing or cost control, based on stored charges. As a highly qualified service company with decades of industry experience, we are able to find the right assessment basis for complex freight tariffs.
The Staedtler-Logistics data processing service center has the technical and personal infrastructure necessary to process large data quantities, enabling the use of several forms of data exchange. We are thereby able to introduce in-house-developed, practice-proven software tools that are constantly maintained and further developed according to custom requirements.
Our Service Range:
Invoices generate neither personnel nor temporal expenses for our clients. After the shipment data and freight cost agreements are transferred by the customer, we take over invoice processing completely.
Increased transport cost management efficiency can effectively counterbalance growing competitive pressure and shrinking margins.
As a service company with profound industry experience, we offer our customers a freight optimization service for long term transport cost reduction. Shipment and transport structures are optimized in simulation processes with real data and benchmarking, by means of alternative charges from the Staedtler freight database. We evaluate saving potential with statistical analyses, always oriented toward customer-specific requirements.
Our consulting services encompass
Where are your transport costs situated in comparison to the current market prices? Do your basic tariffs fit the features and requirements of your business?
Our expert benchmarking, based on the specific initial situation of the client company, answers these questions dependably and credibly and establishes a foundation for constructive, open conversations with service providers.
The professionally-maintained Staedtler-Logistics freight database, in which more than two million up-to-date freight records are stored, offers efficiency and significance to our clients. This database is used exclusively within the framework of service orders.
The philosophy of the benchmark approach pursues the goal of realizing the best sustainable charges with special consideration of the quality of service for the purchaser. We also provide the customer with important procedure information, which he can apply to achieve an improved position in negotiations with service providers.
Experience confirms that upstream processes have especially remarkable effects on agreement creation.
Our Consultancy Services:
Client feedback for benchmarking with Staedtler-Logistics:
“Staedtler-Logistics provides professional project management and implementation-oriented solutions.”
Volker Weisenhorn, Head of Logistics, Hansgrohe, Offenburg
“The Goldschmidt-Thermit group has had many consultants. Staedtler-Logistics is one of the few that make feasible suggestions, incorporating the staff in the process.”
Jürgen Kremling, Supply Chain Manager, Goldschmidt-Thermit Group
Logistic processes and costs are decisive elements in a company’s competitive capability. Even companies that, according to strategic orientation, must be close to customers in order to generate a competitive advantage, run the risk of losing sight of the associated costs in warehousing and transport. Control tools specially geared toward logistics are often lacking.
The Staedtler-Logistics service center develops control systems that offer our clients an extensive range of uses:
We devise the objective and extent of control together with our clients. We deliver regular reports for key figure development according to the definition of the control components.
The development of key figures and their significance for the client’s company are discussed in the context of regular collaborative working sessions. Risk-minimizing measures are recommended and set in motion.
As a result, our business analysts have the advantage of an overview of the respective client’s industry development and can offer important recommendations at an early stage.
Continuous shipment structure analysis is an important instrument for transport, storage location, consignment and shipping optimization in procurement and distribution logistics. Efficiency increase and cost reductions through consistent change management are only possible with a foundation of detailed knowledge of one’s own flow of goods.
Goods Flow Analysis
Our consultants’ first step is to compile key figures based on real data for evaluating a company’s shipping volume with reference to relations, areas of distribution, weight classes and transport prices. The goal of shipment structure analysis is to supply the client with an idea of the actual state of his logistic systems, as well as to define a possible starting point for logistic sequence optimization.
The selected approaches will be simulated in the second step, aided by in-house developed software tools – for example, transport cost simulations with SCALA or strategic routing and scheduling with TRAMPAS. These professional software tools are specially geared towards analysis of procurement and distribution logistics.
Targeted manipulation of real data can reveal the answers to such questions as:
Our Consulting Services:
The combination of decades of consultant expertise with the use of in-house developed, market-leading data processing systems offers our clients a tremendous advantage.
The awarding and execution of logistics performances in transport and warehousing often determine the competitiveness of the purchaser and supplier, rendering professional preparation and processing of the tender by both parties all the more important.
In addition, market offers are becoming increasingly non transparent for purchasers and cost structures are becoming ever more complex.
The service provider often lacks the resources and personnel to analyze lucrative contract logistics business in detail and to provide attractive offers. Logistic service providers are finding it difficult to prove that cooperation can create a profitable situation for both parties.
Our Consulting Services for Tendering Companies
Mistakes are often made as early as in the beginning stages of preparing service tenders. Incomplete tenders, in terms of requirements, processes and quantity structures, can lead to misunderstandings – especially for the supplier. At the very latest, the result of the tender and the success of the assignment will be significantly influenced in the supplier pool.
Our consulting services for the logistic service provider
Two things are crucial for the bidder when considering bid submission: first, the bidder must determine to which extent the required services fit his portfolio and strategic direction.
Second, while large service providers have professional sales and project management at their disposal, high-capacity middle sized companies fail quickly if they are not able to procure the necessary resources for the tendering process. Staedtler-Logistics’ consultants offer the following services to help these companies succeed:
Service provider benefits