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 transportation, distribution and fulfillment spend.

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.

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We help large shippers optimize spend across the supply chain 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.

Our Solutions

We effectively manage transportation spend across all modes

Strategic Sourcing

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.

Business Intelligence

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.

Spend Assessment

Our value proposition is based on a
pay-for-performance fee model for
qualified clients.

SME uses proprietary cost modeling technology and deep market knowledge to provide a high-level assessment of your spend without any obligation to engage.

Think you have a handle on carrier rate increases?

The paradigm is shifting and you are likely incurring hidden charges that you are not aware of and could not identify easily. Rates and surcharges increase throughout the year, making it difficult to plan and budget for shipping. Take a minute to click through our timeline of carrier price increases. You may be surprised by what you find.

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    October 9, 2019

    USPS filed 2020 rates with PRC for approval. If approved, rates will be effective on January 26, 2020. Mailing Services product prices will increase by about 1.9%. Shipping Services price increases vary by product.

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    September 16, 2019

    FedEx announces Peak Season Surcharges for Unauthorized and Oversize ground packages Oct 21 – Jan 5 and for Additional Handling from Nov 18 – Jan 5

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    September 16, 2019

    FedEx announces 2020 average rate increase of 4.9% effective Jan 20, 2020

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    September 1, 2019

    UPS introduces UPS Flat Rate Shipping. Pricing options based on package size.

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    August 16, 2019

    UPS announced Peak Surcharges for Additional Handling, Large Package and Over Maximum beginning Oct 1 through Jan 4 for Large Package and Over Maximum and Nov 24 through Jan 4 for Additional Handling.

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    August 14, 2019

    The International Air-Import Fuel Surcharge will increase 1.0% for all thresholds.

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    May 20, 2019

    UPS’ International Air-Export Fuel Surcharge will increase by 0.5% for all thresholds.

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    February 18, 2019

    UPS Freight announces general rate increase of 5.9%

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    January 7, 2019

    FedEx’s average 4.9% rate increase for Ground and Home Delivery in effect. Rate increases for SmartPost and other surcharges also announced. In addition, FedEx Freight annual increase of 5.9% becomes effective on this date as well.

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    December 26, 2018

    Average 4.9% rate increase; fuel surcharges applied to Additional Handling, Over Maximum Limits, Signature Required and Adult Signature Required accessorials; Processing fee of $2.00 per package charged when Package Level Detail is not provided to UPS prior to delivery all goes into effect for UPS customers.

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