Have you ever wondered why Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies pay Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) millions of dollars every year to handle their freight? The reason is that they see the value of having an independent third party analyze their freight patterns, negotiate with carriers and manage their transportation. Recent studies have shown that close to 90% of Fortune 500 companies utilize the services of Third Party Logistics companies. They understand it is worthwhile to pay a LSP for the transportation expertise and technology which they can offer.
When working with some of the largest 3PLs across North America clients may have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in implementation fees before the first shipment is ever picked-up. This may make sense if a company is spending tens of millions of dollars in freight every year but it does not if your annual North American freight budget is less than a million dollars. This is where we can help smaller companies through our MACsync program. We provide the same type of freight analysis, management and technology solutions that the mega 3PLs do, but without the implementation fees.
What is MACsync?
Mactrans’ transportation management service is different from all the rest. Instead of focusing on individual lanes, we take a look at your entire North American Supply Chain. Our ability to give you this unique perspective has helped us become one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies (2016 PROFIT 500 list). With MACsync, we actually show you the easier way to ship freight and cut costs.
Before we begin any analysis we sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to reassure the safety of your information. Our analysis then starts with a detailed examination of your entire North American transportation activity. We put it under the magnifying glass and take a look at the big picture. For companies with multiple branches, we synchronize them into one initiative and remove the silo mentality common throughout the industry. Once synchronized, we look at your carrier base to evaluate which are performing well and which need improvement. Finally, we conduct a sample post audit to ensure accuracy in your billing as well as to identify quick fixes that will immediately start saving you money— and we do it all for free!
Carrier Request For Proposal (RFP) Management
After we have secured your permission with a Letter of Authorization (LOA), Mactrans engages in freight operation discussions with your carrier base. All of your historical shipping data is then taken and summarized into a MACsync managed Carrier RFP. That RFP is then distributed among Mactrans’ carriers and your current carrier base for comparative pricing submissions. All of the submission data is then summarized into a single presentation for you to review. If you don’t find savings there is no obligation to work with us.
Now we can decide which carriers you wish to use and gain the advantage of Mactrans’ free transportation management system (TMS) to manage it all. Our TMS will provide you with the best rates and service by lanes and you only pay for the shipments we manage for you. All implementation, reporting and IT costs are covered with the MACsync system. And, to ensure you are getting the best rates, MACsync also provides free carrier invoice auditing as part of the service.
As the President and Owner of Mactrans Logistics I am personally involved in every MACsync transportation analysis. We have a proven formula that works and if we can’t save you money I will let you know and won’t waste your time. I’ve worked in the Canadian Transportation Industry for over 20 years and we have a great team of logistics professionals at Mactrans. We enjoy working on challenging supply chain projects and are always eager to share our knowledge with others. Even if you want to bounce a select few transportation requirements by me and our team we are truly happy to help. I invite you to contact me at (905) 856-6800 ext. 222 or [email protected].
For more information you can also visit www.mactrans.ca/MACsync