Onsite Seminar

Cost & Price Strategies

Reducing Costs in Logistics and Transportation

  1. Introduction
    1. It's More than Freight-it's Money!
    2. The Old Metrics Will No Longer Apply

  2. Foundation Basics
    • Definition of Logistics/Transportation
    • Dissecting the Costing Dynamics
    • Logistics and SCM
    • Competitive Advantage Come From
    • Volume and Routing

  3. Transportation Selection
    • Domestic Transportation Modes
      1. Truckload
      2. Less that Truckload
      3. Air Freight
      4. Freight Forwarder
      5. Integrated Carriers
      6. Next Flight Out Service
    • The Cost/Speed/Volume Costing Factors
    • Other Carrier Types
      1. Rail Shipments
    • Rail is it's Own Rate and Pricing Challenge

  4. Negotiation Strategies for Freight
    1. Hours of Service
    2. Bills of Lading
    3. Carrier Freight Bill
    4. Delivery Receipt
    5. Theory of Rate Making
    6. FAK Rates
    7. Point-to-Point
    8. Other Accessorial Charges
    9. Airway Bill
    10. Rate Developments — The Mystery
    11. Declared Value
    12. Time-Definite
    13. Deferred Air Freight

  5. Cost Impact/Accountability and Risk
    • FOB
      1. Where Title Passes
      2. Who Has Risk in Transit
      3. Who Pays Freight
      4. Who is Responsible for Claim
    • Claims
    • Loss/Damage Claims
    • Hazardous Materials
    • International Transportation Documents
    • Ocean Carriers
    • Freight Forwarders
    • Air Freight
      1. How these Documents Cost Your Firm
        International Cargo Security
      2. Security is Everyone's Business and Expense
        International Terms of Sale

  6. Carrier Selection and Cost Drivers
    • Matrix of Criteria Selection
    • Rankings
    • Transportation Management
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Advanced Problems and How They Will Affect Your Cost

  7. The Price of Outsourcing Logistics
    • Ten Rules of Outsourcing
    • Outsourcing Contracts
    • Managing 3PL Carriers
    • Tips to Ensure Vendor Performance
    • Areas Measured
    • Logistics Network Design
    • Collaboration with Channel Partners
    • Forecasting for Effectiveness
    • Cost/Price Application Matrix

  8. International Logistics and Transportation
    • Impact of Landed Costs versus Total Costs
    • New Security Measures Post-9/11
    • Advanced Manifests
    • GAO Security Post 9/11 Actions
      Open safe Commerce
      Congress New Shipper Reviews
      Strategies for Managing Supply Disruptions
      Managing the Global Supply Risk
      Roles of Domestic/Global Politics
      Your Global Supply Influence

  9. Article — 1
    Article — 2

  10. Conclusion


Who Should Attend

Purchasing, supply management professionals and others seeking to reduce and minimize cost in logistics and transportation operations.