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Welcome to BLM Consulting

Bottom Line Management. Its what we are all about. Whether you are looking to increase productivity, reduce expense, increase margins or expand markets we are there to help.

Our group of seasoned experienced senior professionals bring many years of experience to the table. Most likely, if you are thinking about it, we have already done it!!!

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Our main approach is:
1 Analysis. We will do an in-depth analysis of what you need. If we can't help we'll tell you.
2 Planning. We will create a plan detailing exact expected results, timeline and costs for your approval.
3 Execution. We will implement according to plan to produce desired results.

Business expansion, SKU growth, inventory reduction and improved customer service lead to a changing paradigm within the four walls of a distribution operation. Distribution is affected by labor availability and increasing costs, adding further pressure to reduce distribution handling charges. Improved workflow, layouts, systems and equipment all lead to faster turns and reduced costs per unit shipped.

If distribution is a part of your operation we will perform an in-depth analysis of your distribution costs to include fleet maintenance, purchasing, route and customer P&L's to insure that you have the lowest but effective delivery cost.

BLM can quickly and effectively help companies design transportation systems that link corporate goals and the requirements of the markets served. Through a systematic methodology (analysis, design and recommendation) we deliver results from carrier selection and rate negotiation to process improvements. The end result is a transportation system that is flexible to the changing market conditions and volumes, while delivering the highest level of service at the lowest cost.

BLM can evaluate existing transportation costs and processes as well as future demand to design transportation programs that encompass all aspects of the traffic function. The transportation solutions we develop are ultimately driven by the goals of our clients and the requirements of the markets you serve.

Within a short period of time - BLM will:

  • Benchmark and review your transportation system.
  • Identify opportunities for savings, cost reductions and service improvements.
  • Develop improvement programs for reducing costs and/or improving service.
  • Survey and benchmark your outbound, inbound and inter-company freight costs.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of modes and carriers.
  • Analyze and compare outbound consolidation systems of public warehouses.
  • Negotiate rates and identify best carriers (ocean container rates, LTL, TL, parcel and specialized carriers).

The cost to transport finished goods to the warehouse and finally to the customer, is the largest single logistics expense companies face. To complicate matters, these costs are affected by an array of variables, from regulatory changes to fuel prices. These costs are seldom understood and at best minimally reviewed and audited. Customer service and company reputation are both greatly affected by the ability to move finished product to the market in a reliable, timely manner.

For more information on how BLM can help your company properly align the transportation function with your business needs and market requirements, send us an email or call us.

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