Logistics Consulting and Analysis

Lakeshore Logistics offers a range of consulting services, from immediate, short-term consultations to longer-term, comprehensive program design and implementation.

We use a collaborative approach, working with our clients to conduct thorough, process-oriented analyses. Together we develop and tailor solutions that deliver value with measurable, bottom-line results.

We assist our customers with:

Network Optimization — We assess their distribution network to help ensure they have the correct number of DC’s, in the right locations to support their customer’s needs.

Outsource Needs Assessment and Vetting — We locate, solicit proposals, and vet suppliers of outsourced warehousing, transportation management software, and/or freight payment firms. Our clients then select the providers that best fit their needs. We also provide project management for the onboarding process.

RFP Submission and Evaluation — We prepare and evaluate requests for pricing for any mode of transportation. Our clients then select the providers that best fit their needs. We also provide project management for the onboarding process.

Behavior Cost Analysis — We look beyond their carrier rates and discounts to identify ‘behaviors’ such as shifts in shipping patterns, the use of non-core carriers, or an increase in accessorials that are adding to their costs.

Logistics Contracting — We negotiate, write and/or evaluate transportation, freight forwarding, warehousing and other logistics agreements.