Cherry Hill, NJ (PRWEB) August 03, 2012
As supply chain costs continue to rise for line items like tires, vehicles, and labor, fleet owners are pressed daily to root out new hidden inefficiencies in every aspect of their businesses. Getting professional advice from a logistics consulting provider and implementing the recommendations can reduce fleet expenses by 10% to 25%, said David Beaudry, Director of Logistics Engineering and Consulting for AmeriQuest Transportation Services in a blog posting.
“Logistics consulting was once a service available only to the largest fleets,” Beaudry explained. “Now fleets – even those with as few as five or six trucks – can engage a logistics consultant to study their fleets, simulating fleet activities using sophisticated computer models. With this knowledge, fleet operators can then take the right steps to improvement.”
Among the most common logistics services is route optimization, which involves finding the way to travel the least miles, using the minimum manpower, while maintaining a high level of customer service. Beaudry acknowledged that there are route optimization software packages available, but he proposes that only a veteran transportation professional can help translate the data generated into solid, real-world recommendations for change. “Each fleet has unique needs and must find a solution that’s absolutely right for that specific organization,” he said.
Beaudry’s blog provides an example of a route optimization study conducted by AmeriQuest for an Ohio company. The study advised the transportation company to reduce its fleet by seven units and increase the current fleet’s utilization time. Changes made ended up reducing miles drive by 6%, increased fleet utilization by 20%, and upped load capacity significantly.
The blog also points to other beneficial logistics consulting services including site selection, driver compensation analysis, and productivity and customer service analysis. View the entire blog article here: http://blog.ameriquestcorp.com/?p=70.
About AmeriQuest Transportation Services
AmeriQuest Transportation Services provides comprehensive lifecycle services designed to help companies that own, operate, or outsource trucking and logistics operations save money, increase productivity, and maximize the value of transportation assets. The Website is http://www.ameriquestcorp.com.