Freight Contract Advisement & Expense Management
When we assist you in negotiating your carrier contract, you’ll lower your shipping spend and improve profitability. Your carrier might tell you that your rates cannot be lower, but our contract and spend analysis will consistently find opportunities for lower rates and improved freight contract negotiations. There are many variables in every carrier contract, and we have the expertise to identify and help you maximize your savings. When MCG partners with you for freight carrier contract rate negotiations, you reap the benefits without having to invest long hours in the process. Our deep knowledge and insight into contracts and pricing consistently leads to 15% to 25% savings.
How it works
- Our team of experts will deliver a thorough No Cost assessment, pricing review, and benchmarking analysis to identify cost savings and potential overcharges. MCG with its deep inside pricing knowledge will point out savings opportunities that even the most sophisticated logistics and transportation professionals miss or overlook.
- Conducting a detailed price benchmarking study is our first step toward identifying any savings opportunities that may exist. This process for our clients is VERY SIMPLE, requires very little time and usually takes one to two weeks to complete.
- MCG ensures your company’s current carrier discounts are market competitive and in-line with other companies that have similar shipping characteristics and volume.We will review the analysis and savings opportunities in detail with your company.
- It’s in the carrier’s best interest to negotiate a deal that protects their margins. Having the confidence of being a good negotiator is not enough. Having MCG experts at your side will surely maximize savings and profitability for your company.
For far too long, the process of carrier rate negotiations has been a one-sided affair where you had little say in the discounts and incentives present in the carrier contract you were handed. Your carriers are no doubt trained to maximize their profit margins. MCG will level the playing field by providing you with expert support and pricing knowledge that the carriers employ. A small change in an accessorial charge, carrier tariff schedule, service incentive, deferred incentive, minimum net charge, or carrier surcharge can substantially reduce shipping costs associated with freight contracts.
Your carrier sales rep is your messenger to the carrier pricing department and key stakeholders. MCG’s thorough analytics and industry insight will help arm your rep with what’s needed to get your pricing department to price points we know are available based on your shipping characteristics and still allow your carriers to be profitable.
Don’t settle for less. Leverage MCG’s team of experts and highly developed analytical software and industry knowledge to analyze your current contracts and pricing to identify opportunities to lower shipping costs.