Telecommunications Provider
Initial situation

  • Company margins were suffering
  • due to out-of-line growth in freight costs

Objective

  • Rapidly improve control of freight spend
  • Identify carriers/lanes causing growth

Agreed actions

  • Online visibility of spend within 3 months
  • Prioritized action-plan to regain control
  • Automated checking for 100% of invoices

Results achieved

  • Costs cut by more than 20% in 12 months
  • Ongoing review started to retain control
  • Billing errors found in 6 months = € 330,000

Key data

  • 16,000 shipment/mth.
  • Spend: € 18 million p.a.