Transport Cost Benchmarking

Navigating through the Tariff Jungle: Are You Paying Market-Driven Transport and Logistics Costs?

No one wants to pay more than necessary. But freight rates are wrought with scales, surcharges and exceptions and every service provider has unique tariffs. Comparing these tariffs is complex and time consuming. Because most companies are not equipped with dependable data for usual market conditions.

Compare your costs to those of other companies in your industry. Gain an overview and security with transport cost benchmarking – not abstract, but based on your actual freight volume.


Finally Comparable Transport Costs and Freight Rates

As logistics specialists, we make rates comparable. Our experts analyze logistics scenarios and simulate freight costs based on real freight volumes in your company. We then compare these costs with data from your industry and companies similar in size.

How do we achieve that? We use our logistics freight database which contains several million freight records and tariffs from all carriers. This way, you can be certain that you get truly realistic benchmarks that can be compared with each other.

What our experts will clarify with you:
How do your transport costs compare to market prices?
Do the tariffs fit the singularities and needs of your business?
The answers to these questions provide the foundation for negotiations with logistics service providers – finally, an objective insight into their margins and competitiveness. In short: Our freight cost benchmarking helps you cut costs.

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Our Services

Transport Cost Benchmarking with Städtler Logistik Stands for Consulting with Immediate Benefits

Find out how you're doing with your freight and storage costs - and how you could be doing. You have to know the goal to reach it.

Our specialists analyze the business processes surrounding trans­port in order to identify cost saving potential. We analyze tariff structures for inconsistencies, and evaluate and improve your transport carrier concept. We provide concrete suggestions for negotiation strategies or new tendering processes and sup­port your company in implementing the suggested measures, as well as in identifying the best logistics partners for your needs.
Put Your Optimization Potential to Use
Transport cost benchmarking shows you concrete cost saving po­ten­tial for your company – based on your own, real data (routes, weights, volume, transport, etc.).

This helps you specifically with the following challenges:

Preparing contract negotiations

Positioning your logistics in comparison to identical market participants

Transferring concepts from other industries

Restructuring/optimizing your logistics

Our recommendation:

Arrange a non-binding consultation with our Logistics Consulting Expert Holger Niemann.
Telefon: +49 911 45009-311

Our Approach

Compiling, Comparing, Concluding and Acting: Transportation Cost Benchmarking in a Nutshell

Stage 1  
Workshop with the freight department to analyze shipment and goods flows
Transfer of current transport data into our DP tools
Selection of areas to be considered in procurement and/or distribution
Transfer of quantity structures into our freight charge database for comparison objectives
Stage 2  
Quantity structure analysis and structuring according to, e.g., direct parties, dispersion and parcel services
Selection of a charge basis in our freight database based on transport structures and freight parameters (quality and service requirements)
Evaluation of selected relations with charges from our freight database
Implementation-oriented suggestions for the operational and strategic realization of the analyzed potentials

Software & Systems

Our Professional Analysis and Simulation Tool

As developers of the leading systems in transport logistics, we can rely on our modern, state-of-the-art software. We use our up-to-date solution SCALA for transport cost benchmarking, simulating freight costs and analyzing freight costs.

We import your current freight data into SCALA, extrapolate them and use our up-to-date freight database containing several million freight records as a basis for comparison. In addition to prices, you can also compare service levels and many special conditions.

We use SCALA to simulate alternatives for you and present the results in graphs, maps and any other desired format. You receive a well-founded basis for discussion of your strategic and operative decisions.

Our Software Solutions

Proven Technologies & Software to Efficiently Increase The Performance of Your Logistics

We would be happy to advise you which solution suits you best – get a no-obligation consultation now.

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Take Your Logistics to the Next Level

Städtler Logistik meets the highest requirements - professional, flexible, proven time and again. Values that will also set standards for you.
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Your contact person:
Holger Niemann
Head of Logistics Consulting
Phone: +49 911 45009-311

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