Though this operations manager has spent decades in warehouse operations and distribution, he fully admits he didn’t know a lot about parcel shipping before becoming operations manager at the distribution center for this Midwestern sporting goods company.
Before joining the company, his experience was mostly in local and regional distribution of pallets of goods and individual pieces, delivered on dedicated fleet trucks. He has spent most of his career in distribution and warehouse operations for fresh foods, produce, and restaurant supplies.
When recently evaluating a new contract and General Rate Increase from his carrier, he knew he needed help. The contract as it was presented would likely drive up shipping expenses by more than $400,000 annually.
The operations manager called Sifted which has worked with the company on parcel shipping auditing for several years. That’s when he engaged Sifted’s Contract Engineering analysis and advisory services.