Though this operations manager has spent decades in warehouse operations and distribution, he fully admits he didn’t know a lot about parcel shipping before becoming operations manager at the distribution center for this Midwestern sporting goods company.
Before joining the company, his experience was mostly in local and regional distribution of pallets of goods and individual pieces, delivered on dedicated fleet trucks. He has spent most of his career in distribution and warehouse operations for fresh foods, produce, and restaurant supplies.
When recently evaluating a new contract and General Rate Increase from his carrier, he knew he needed help. The contract as it was presented would likely drive up shipping expenses by more than $400,000 annually.
The operations manager called VeriShip which has worked with the company on parcel shipping auditing for several years. That’s when he engaged VeriShip’s Contract Engineering analysis and advisory services.
“ We’re a public company and the proposed parcel shipping increase could have become a material hit to our financials and our shareholders. But VeriShip was able to take what looked like an impending loss and turn it into an actual annual savings of more than $600,000. It was incredible what they helped us accomplish.”