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Logistics consultants or freight brokers a thing of the past?

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There is a new name on the block when it comes to logistics, freight, 3PL, warehousing, transport, distribution and cost reduction, solutions and they are neither brokers nor consultants.

Exalt 4th Party Solutions works with and represents your business, to source, select, review, implement, and then contract-manage impartially selected providers or a broad range of 3rd party services.

The company statement 'Excellence through Alternate Solutions' starts to paint the picture of the smart way of thinking offered by Exalt and with guarantees to customers such as 'Exalt 4th Party Solutions will provide a higher level of service to your business, and at a total lower cost than currently achieved' it is pretty hard to not take notice.

The manager of the Exalt Group, Chris Dobson, established the business predicting a major change in the market place was more than overdue.

"After spending more than 10 years working on the customer's side in a wide range of supply chain and logistics roles it is quite clear 3rd party supplier management can be taken to the next level,” he said.

“We have totally redesigned the wheel when it comes to cost reduction, rate negotiations, supplier review and selection, and the associated tender process and contract management that accompany it.

"Currently there are other companies trying to offer a service in someway similar to our solutions, we believe that Exalt stand clear of the competition. The brokers will work with your business to find and select a new freight or 3rd party warehouse provider for a commission of the savings, up to 40% for two years,” Mr Dobson said.

“The consultancies will come into your business and find new ways of working, or complete specific logistics projects with good skills and experience, but the fees reflect this. Exalt 4th Party solutions are different.

"Firstly we aim to work with the customer to source, select and implement the right provider for your business, not just the lowest cost,” he said.

“A business must be aware of the total cost of business including performance failure, customer satisfaction, and value adding, not just the rates.

“Standardisation is also key to the reduced rates, we work with standard base documents, databases, standardised ways of working with supplier, pre-set KPI, and volume rates by representing multiple businesses, then customise these to tailor a package that suits your needs identically, but still returns lowest possible rates, and cost solutions that will guarantee cost reduction within your business, even without a change of providers."

Exalt aims to be partnered with your business long term, not just on a project basis. The Manager service solution, one of five standards solutions offered, takes over the contract management of the supplier, and takes it to a whole new level.

By Allowing Exalt to manage your supplier base on your behalf, your business can outsource the portion of resource, yet enjoy reduced cost of business, lower rates, market leading reporting and visibility, monthly, quarterly and annual financial summaries, free end of year reviews, and a wealth of additional benefits.

"We are really excited about the next 12 months with the business, our solutions are unrivalled, and we look forward to leading the change in the market place," Mr Dobson said.

Exalt 4th Party Solutions is one of the four current divisions of the Exalt Group. The group consisting of Exalt IT Solutions, designing and tailoring customised Microsoft Access software solutions for all types of business; Exalt Systems focusing on automation and control system design, installation, and implementation; Exalt Recruitment offering a new way to resolve labour resourcing in the supply chain and logistics areas; with Exalt 4th Party Solutions completing the package.

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