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 offer these areas of expertise:

Rate analysis — We conduct a feasibility study to pinpoint ways to reduce transportation expense, such as supply chain redesign or pricing changes.

Pricing analysis and proposals — We coordinate requests for pricing proposals, submissions and evaluations.

Benchmark, measure and monitor carrier performance — We assess all carriers, in all modes, report on performance, and manage compliance.

Network value assessment — We evaluate key supply chain performance metrics to identify improvement opportunities and ensure alignment with business objectives.

Network design — We develop the optimal distribution network design and the resulting transition plan.

Claims management — We develop cargo claims management programs designed to identify root causes and minimize exposure.

Outsourcing evaluation — We provide an unbiased evaluation of outsourcing proposals from carriers, software suppliers and other intermediaries.

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