Expense Reduction That Endures

Print Friendly and PDF

Freight Cost Reduction

In today’s world, freight costs and associated surcharges directly impact the bottom line. Freight costs impact both manufacturing and distribution operations and it is imperative that companies fully understand not only how they affect revenue, but also how to reduce those costs without impacting service to the customer. A complete review and analysis of your existing spend is critical in determining how to bring freight costs under control.

  • Review existing available data:
    • Identify current annual freight spend
    • Determine spend by location or operating division
    • Breakdown of annual freight spend (freight, surcharges, accessorial charges)
  • Assess spend:
    • By mode (air, ocean, ground)
    • By category (inbound, outbound)
    • By region (domestic, international)
  • Identify any trends/projected changes to current operations:
    • Realignment of distribution centers
    • Changes to supplier base
    • Changes to customer service strategy
  • Develop savings strategy
    • Review strategies with your designated project contact
    • Prioritize strategy by savings potential
    • Determine timelines and initiate project
  • Post implementation
    • Monitor internal/external service performance
    • Track/report savings


Workrite Ergonomics

An industry leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of height-adjustable workcenters and ergonomic office accessories, including adjustable keyboard platform systems and flat panel monitor support systems.

Serena & Lily

Working with Profit Builders was instrumental in assuring that my freight costs were controlled during a period of tremendous growth and change.


And because Profit Builders only realizes fees from our savings, the net cost to the business was zero. I highly recommend Profit Builders to anyone looking to assure that their freight costs are optimized for any situation.

Jan Leigner
SVP - Operations and Technology
Serena & Lily, Inc.