How can transport costs be reduced

Lower logistics costs

Cross-industry logistics costs have risen steadily over the past few years. A reversal of this trend is not in sight. The main drivers of the cost increases were in particular the transport costs calculated by the logistics service providers. The challenges are in particular to identify direct and indirect cost increases, to evaluate them, to anticipate the individual effects of these adjustments and to derive appropriate courses of action from them. Due to an incomplete transparency regarding the actual costs, the services provided and the logistics market itself, these challenges are in many cases not or not successfully overcome.

HDS supports its customers in the sustainable reduction of logistics costs. Based on the actual logistical situation of the customer, HDS analyzes all data and processes and shows individual potential. The decision-making situation is made transparent and comparable by means of introduced key figures. This enables the customer to make rational decisions. HDS also shows its customers in which way or with which means the corresponding cost reduction potential can also be realized and then also supports the implementation. Tenders and negotiations are just as much a part of HDS's repertoire as the management of implementation and the subsequent control of the services provided and the costs charged. HDS thus pursues a comprehensive approach, which is intended to ensure the success of the long-term success of the cooperation.

Reduce transport costs - what can we do about it?

In order to be able to reduce the transport costs effectively and sustainably, the assessment and comparability of these costs must be established in the first step. For this purpose, meaningful and uniformly designed key figures are required that are tailored to the individual framework conditions.

Furthermore, your own processes and workflows must be examined and critically questioned. Are the individual sub-processes and procedures productive? Are there any alternative options? How can possible alternatives also be implemented?

It should be noted that transport processes take place at different points in the value chain. As a result, various approaches can and may have to be used in order to reduce transport costs.

Lower logistics costs

Lowering transport costs - what can HDS do for you?

In the first step, HDS supports its customers in making the actually incurred transport costs visible and then assigning them to individual shipments. As part of this analysis, the total costs incurred are broken down into their respective components and examined accordingly. The new form of transparency of transport costs gained from this forms the basis for evaluating and comparing these costs. Comparisons with other senders, but also comparisons of one's own (cost) situations at different points in time, are possible and assessments or assessments can be made.

In addition, HDS attaches great importance to being personally present with its customers, understanding the framework conditions and requirements and seeing and understanding the processes actually taking place. Experience has shown that the processes themselves offer potential for increasing efficiency and corresponding significant cost savings. In this area, the specialist know-how and experience, paired with a neutral point of view, of the HDS employees play an extremely important role. In this way, well-established processes and structural barriers can be broken through and designed in an advantageous manner.

Of course, HDS also starts with the transport costs itself. On the basis of the analyzed data, simulation calculations are carried out and corresponding implementable scenarios and their potential are shown to the customer. The measures necessary to utilize the potential are also shown by HDS and the implementation is accompanied accordingly. Precise and effective negotiations with existing service providers are also one of the strengths of HDS, as is comprehensive tender management.

As part of a holistic approach, HDS checks the actual implementation of the agreed measures and changes and checks the incoming service provider invoices for their accuracy. HDS also provides its customers with key figure-based reporting at coordinated intervals. In addition to relieving the workload, this results in significantly greater informative value for customers with regard to the cost development in logistics.

In this way, the focus on sustainable improvements and the greatest possible cost reductions is maximized.