Partner with Spend Management Experts to Optimize your Supply Chain.
Spend Management Experts provides strategic guidance, cost modeling technology and deep market intelligence to help companies optimize their transportation, distribution and fulfillment spend.
With costs rising due to an increasingly fast-paced business environment, even the most sophisticated supply chain operations are overpaying in an effort to gain a competitive edge. Providers are raising the stakes with a myriad of rate increases, policy changes and complex billing systems that lack transparency.
We help large shippers optimize spend across the supply chain by reducing transportation, distribution and fulfillment costs by 20% or more.
The benefits are undeniable – reduced distribution and fulfillment costs, increased operational efficiencies, dynamic reporting, greater budgeting and forecasting accuracy and optimized supply chain planning and execution.
SME is only paid on real and measurable savings and only after our clients begin to realize those savings. Consequently, SME fees can be 100% self-funded.
We effectively manage transportation spend across all modes
We provide a complete evaluation of existing carrier contracts, terms and pricing as well as alternative sourcing solutions. From there, we are able to develop a savings forecast and strategy.
Supply Chain Strategy
Our Strategic Supply Chain Planning services provide companies with a complete view of their spending environment, enabling them to maximize efficiency and minimize waste.
We ensure carriers comply with their contract terms and agreements. We’ll help generate hard-dollar savings by identifying and claiming 100 percent of entitled funds.
Our value proposition is based on a
pay-for-performance fee model for
SME uses proprietary cost modeling technology and deep market knowledge to provide a high-level assessment of your spend without any obligation to engage.
Think you have a handle on carrier rate increases?
The paradigm is shifting and you are likely incurring hidden charges that you are not aware of and could not identify easily. Rates and surcharges increase throughout the year, making it difficult to plan and budget for shipping. Take a minute to click through our timeline of carrier price increases. You may be surprised by what you find.
May 20, 2019
UPS’ International Air-Export Fuel Surcharge will increase by 0.5% for all thresholds.brightness_1 UPS
February 18, 2019
UPS Freight announces general rate increase of 5.9%brightness_1 UPS
January 7, 2019
FedEx’s average 4.9% rate increase for Ground and Home Delivery in effect. Rate increases for SmartPost and other surcharges also announced. In addition, FedEx Freight annual increase of 5.9% becomes effective on this date as well.brightness_1 Fedex
December 26, 2018
Average 4.9% rate increase; fuel surcharges applied to Additional Handling, Over Maximum Limits, Signature Required and Adult Signature Required accessorials; Processing fee of $2.00 per package charged when Package Level Detail is not provided to UPS prior to delivery all goes into effect for UPS customers.brightness_1 UPS
November 18, 2018
Peak Surcharges on Large, oversize and Additional Handling from both FedEx and UPS. UPS also assesses an additional surcharge on Residential Packages.brightness_1 Fedexbrightness_1 UPS
October 22, 2018
UPS decreases the threshold for the Audit Fee to $200.brightness_1 UPS
October 1, 2018
UPS implements Peak Surcharge through December. Ground Fuel Surcharge increases as well as Domestic Air Fuel Surcharge.brightness_1 UPS
September 10, 2018
FedEx revises its fuel surcharge table and breaks out International Air Export.brightness_1 Fedex
July 8, 2018
UPS’s Large Package Surcharge increases to $90. The Additional Handling Surcharge for packages over 70 lbs increased to $19.00.brightness_1 UPS
June 11, 2018
UPS adjusts Ground Fuel Surcharge by 0.50% for all thresholds.brightness_1 UPS
June 4, 2018
UPS increases Overmaxium and Oversize Pallet Handling Surcharge. Also introduces Audit Fee.brightness_1 UPS
April 2, 2018
UPS introduces separate surcharges for Domestic Air and International Air Export shipments.brightness_1 UPS
March 26, 2018
UPS announces LTL rate increase on non-contractual less-than-truckload shipments.brightness_1 UPS
January 22, 2018
FedEx implements Third Party Billing Surcharge and the SmartPost Dimensional Weighing.brightness_1 Fedex