Shipping expenses

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Shipping costs can take a big bite out of operational budgets. The indirect spend experts at CCM bring extra eyes, hands and skills to your procurement and operational teams, helping them turn that bite into a nibble.

Our experts will make sure you’re getting best-in-class products and services at the best price for all your shipping needs, including:

  • Small parcel and express shipping
  • Truck, air, railway and intermodal shipping
  • Global air and ocean freight
  • Local and extended courier service
  • Warehousing and other logistics

Optimizing carrier contracts, freight audits and refund recovery, spend analytics and intelligence for tracking and benchmarking data—these are some of the ways we reduce overall shipping expenses and add other value.

Ways to save on small parcels and freight expenses

Identify and leverage your total annual shipping activity to negotiate based on volume, destinations and other factors.

Streamline and automate to reduce paperwork and manual processes, saving money while shrinking your environmental footprint.

Rightsize your packaging and shipping containers, going as small and light as possible to reduce DIM weight. Take advantage of free shipping supplies from FedEx, UPS and USPS.

We only get paid when you save

Our contingency-based pricing means our services pay for themselves. We only engage with clients when the savings potential is great enough to increase your bottom line with a small portion to pay our fees.

The holistic, managed services approach of CCM

  • Every client engagement begins with an assessment of your operational and financial concerns, goals and objectives.
  • We work with the staff and systems you have in place.
  • Our programs and services are structured on a spectrum that ranges from “help us manage” to “manage for us” based on your needs and circumstances.

Even with the internet and digital technology, business still runs on goods and documents that need to be transported to customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. As long as that dynamic remains, CCM’s spend management experts will be there to keep your shipping and mailing expenses in manageable order.

Can we help you control your shipping costs?

Assessing current state and recurring needs, identifying available options to help you choose the best fit, guiding contract negotiations and management for optimal terms and conditions and monitoring key performance indicators—these are a few of the ways we can fulfill your sourcing and spend management requirements for shipping.