Partner with Spend Management Experts to Optimize your Supply Chain.
Spend Management Experts provides strategic guidance, cost modeling technology and deep market intelligence to help companies optimize their supply chain spend in the areas of transportation, distribution and fulfillment.
With costs rising due to an increasingly fast-paced business environment, even the most sophisticated supply chain operations are overpaying in an effort to gain a competitive edge. Providers are raising the stakes with a myriad of rate increases, policy changes and complex billing systems that lack transparency.
We help large shippers optimize their supply chain spend by reducing transportation, distribution and fulfillment costs by 20% or more.
The benefits are undeniable – reduced distribution and fulfillment costs, increased operational efficiencies, dynamic reporting, greater budgeting and forecasting accuracy and optimized supply chain planning and execution.
Spend Management Experts is only paid on real and measurable savings and only after our clients begin to realize those savings. Consequently, SME fees can be 100% self-funded.
We effectively manage transportation spend across all modes
We provide a complete evaluation of existing carrier contracts, terms and pricing as well as alternative sourcing solutions. From there, we are able to develop a savings forecast and strategy.
Supply Chain Strategy
Our Strategic Supply Chain Planning services provide companies with a complete view of their spending environment, enabling them to maximize efficiency and minimize waste.
We ensure carriers comply with their contract terms and agreements. We’ll help generate hard-dollar savings by identifying and claiming 100 percent of entitled funds.
Our value proposition is based on a
pay-for-performance fee model for
SME uses proprietary cost modeling technology and deep market knowledge to provide a high-level assessment of your spend without any obligation to engage.
The small parcel price paradigm shift
The major small parcel carriers have conditioned large shippers to expect annual rate hikes like clockwork. The popular thinking was that your small parcel carrier contract was a 36 month agreement that would be revisited every two or three years.
Well, the game has changed.
Today, carriers are under tremendous pressure to keep up with the accelerated delivery standards set by Amazon. Customers want their orders now and they want it “free.” Consequently UPS, FedEx, and other carriers are making huge investments in infrastructure and technology. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has strained existing capacities with a deluge of unprecedented e-commerce volume. Unfortunately, the carriers are passing these new costs through to their customers.
Forget annual increases. Over the past two years, SME has tracked dozens of new incremental price increases, policy changes and surcharges. You’ll probably be surprised at what you see.