Below are answers to some questions we frequently receive from interested parties. If you would like to speak to someone directly, please call us at
- Why would I need the services of a Transportation and Logistics Management Consulting firm?
- What kind of company uses ICC's services?
- What will this cost us?
- Can you help me manage my domestic and international freight expenses?
- Are many companies choosing to outsource logistics?
- Can ICC generate another profit center for us?
- How much money will ICC save me?
- We have very few large shipments, but are shipping a lot of small parcel shipments. Are there any services that we can benefit from?
- Why should I outsource?
Why would I need the services of a Transportation and Logistics Management consulting firm?
The cost efficiency and the effective movement of freight can be a nightmare to navigate. Carriers WILL charge variable rates from lane to lane, customer to customer and by mode of transport. Our consultants have a wide array of experience in negotiating and analyzing freight costs with carriers and offering our valued clients the BEST DEAL. Top
What kind of company uses ICC's services?
Any company, large or small, national or international, in any type of business, etc. Any company looking to ensure that they pay no more than they should for transportation and logistics is a potential client. Top
What will this cost us?
For most of ICC's clients, our services are offered at "NO COST", due to the fact that the savings which we achieve through the variety of services offered is greater than the fees that ICC collects from its clients. Our service doesn't cost --- it pays. Top
Can you help me manage my domestic and international freight expenses?
YES! We offer a variety of service options to help you manage and reduce your freight expenses for both domestic and international shipping activity. We do not offer "cookie cutter" approaches; we modify our freight management consulting services to meet your needs. In addition, our licensed Customs-House Broker can assist you in the management of your international transport needs. Top
Are many companies choosing to outsource logistics?
Absolutely. It has been estimated that within the next few years, approximately 70% of all top companies will be outsourcing some portion of their logistics function. Top
Can ICC generate another profit center for us?
Yes. Simply put. . .your savings are your profits! Top
How much money will ICC save me?
The actual savings your company can expect to achieve will be outlined in our proposal. This dollar amount obviously varies with each company but we find that the average savings figures are anywhere from 5-50%. We estimate that most of the freight analyses we have completed show that companies are paying much higher rates than we can negotiate. Top
We have very few large shipments, but are shipping a lot of small parcel shipments. Are there any services that we can benefit from?
Our small parcel audit program eliminates duplicate billings (which occur incredibly often), catch service guarantee failures, reduce internal clerical data entry, provide reports on your activity as well as assign general ledger account codes to each and every record, if required. Also, ICC understands all the costs associated with small parcel shipments and will reduce those costs. Top
Why should I outsource?
Many companies outsource portions of their internal functions to focus more on their core strengths. Everything from processing payroll to hiring employees is most commonly outsourced. In most cases companies have found that they can get better services at a lower cost than by keeping these functions in-house. They are able to reduce clerical expense and gain significant expertise in the specific field. However, while transportation and logistics can represent as much as 20-30% of the cost of doing business, many companies admit that they spend little or no time internally trying to reduce these expenses. Top