A managed Freight Solution means handing a total freight requirement over to a provider who can design, implement and manage a solution to deliver the lowest possible cost, and highest level of service.
EFS competitors are Freight Brokers, Consultants and the Freight Providers directly. In each of these three instances, EFS provide a lower costs and far superior ongoing solution to the customer, which can be tailored to all businesses from startup to online sellers, medium, large and international customers.
The focus of a freight broker is to achieve the lowest possible cost of freight, pass this recommendation on to the customer, and earn commision on savings. The issue with this model, is ongoing service is of no concern, so usually the same low cost provider is being recommended to all customers, to maximise commision payments.
An EFS solution is an ongoing relationship between Exalt and the customer. For this to work it is critical that the right providers are selected at the most cost effective price, this will result in the greatest ongoing savings. In addition to low rates, 100% proactive tracking, single weekly accurate invoices, advanced software and reporting, and many other benefits are included in pricing, all as part of a true Managed Freight Solution.
A freight consultant is an industry specialist who will work with a customer as a one of project to design and implement the optimum freight solution for that business. The consultant will work on a project on hourly basis, and is likely to achieve some significant cost savings for the client, usually at a project fee which will run into thousands of dollars. Once complete the consultant will leave the provider and customer to continue their relationship.
The EFS team is made up of a number of freight consultants who have built a market leading solution which is then tailored to each of its clients. This is done without a multi-thousand dollar project fee. In addition due to the volume rates EFS has achieved with its providers a customer can have multi carrier solution at guaranteed lowest rates, ongoing. EFS manages every aspect of the freight solution costs effectively and proactively, meaning the solution is far superior to what any single consultant could achieve.
Dealing directly with one or more freight carriers will access the customer to reasonable rates, and services in line with what the selected provider is able to achieve. If more than one carrier is selected the total spend is reduced, resulting in higher rates, and it becomes a complex excersize to select and ongoingly manage a range of providers.
A Managed Freight Solution by EFS ensure the best possible carriers are selected, without the hassle of the process, and volume based low rates are achieved accross all carriers. In addition all contract management, invoice checking, consolidated accounts, reporting and tracking is managed by Exalt on behalf of the customer, with no additional charges.