Services Overview

Analytics

One of the greatest challenges of transportation operations is to maintain the savings obtained during the parcel procurement process, and the only way to accomplish that is with a reporting tool that allows for regular, rigorous monitoring of costs, compliance and performance of both your carrier(s) and your internal organization.

Auditing

A formal and thorough validation of all charges of your parcel invoice is an important and necessary protocol to follow. With our proprietary software, TNL Global manages every aspect of the audit process for you, with no changes to your shipment or carrier payment process.

Parcel Spend Optimization

TNL has the industry expertise and technology platform to analyze your shipping characteristics and can position your organization favorably with the carriers to get the highest discounts and best service levels you deserve.

Analytics

Traditional approaches to parcel reporting often get in the way of getting work done. Spreadsheets or ’Canned’ reports can’t begin to answer all questions related to your shipping costs, and you often find yourself discussing problems rather than solutions. Moreover, reports often capture a snapshot in time that quickly becomes out-of-date, making real-time collaboration and problem solving difficult.


With our reports, customers can filter, sort, discuss, and transform their parcel data on the fly. At TNL Global, we believe our reporting technology forms the core of our service offering. We deliver highly customized, rapid-fire, reporting in real-time. It is easy to discover key trends, anomalies and outliers that would otherwise be impossible to find. 


Not only are our reports dynamic and flexible but they are fast, up to 10x faster than what you are using today. The result of our rapid-fire, interactive web-based reports is: better decisions made faster, maverick shipping usage identified, costs reduced and Company value improved.

REPORTS ON ANY DEVICE

Our Web Reports are fully functional, interactive and accessible from any device, anywhere. Computer, laptop, and “touch-optimized” for the iPad and iPhone.

REPORTS CUSTOM-BUILT FOR YOUR NEEDS

Customized reports, designed and provided at no extra cost by TNL's report experts. If you can define it, we can build it. Effortlessly change from a pie chart to bar, line, map or spreadsheet-¬like grid view. Different perspectives drive new insights.

SHARE AND EXPORT YOUR REPORTS

When you discover something interesting or troubling, you can email the report link to a colleague or export it to .pdf or Microsoft Excel for further analysis, presentations, or collaboration.

EDIT YOUR REPORTS

Our custom reports are turn-key, but for the more adventurous, you can maintain full control by editing your own reports for immediate gratification. Add or replace fields from your browser with a click to create new and instantaneous insights.

REPORTS DESIGNED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND TAKE ACTION 

  • Carrier 'On-time' Performance
  • Mode Optimization (Express vs. Ground usage)
  • Carrier Annual Rate Increase (GRI) Analysis
  • Return Shipments
  • Cost Allocation (GL Coding)
  • Multi-carrier reports
  • Missed 'shipment consolidation' opportunities
  • Accessorial Fee Analysis
  • Custom KPI's, International shipments, fraud monitoring, cost by DC, cost per pound analysis, DIM & Heavyweight shipment analysis, zone analysis, etc.

Auditing




TNL helps large global shippers reduce their parcel cost through a six-sigma methodology known as performance-based expense optimization services. Our proprietary software automates the auditing of parcel invoices (from FedEx, UPS, Purolator, Canada Post etc.) for large companies and recovers overcharges from scenarios like invoice rate errors, duplicate package charges, cost recovery for lost or damaged packages and, of course the refund of shipment charges when a money-back guaranteed delivery arrives late by the carrier. 

Parcel Spend Optimization

UPS, FedEx, Purolator, et al are a critical component of most companies’ logistics function. They do a great job and often deliver tremendous value to customers large and small. They are as hard-working as they are profitable. Most large shippers recognize that there is an asymmetry of power, knowledge and resources between their organization and their carrier when it comes to negotiating a parcel pricing agreement. The carrier has a number of advantages.

Given this reality, it helps significantly to have a modern, purpose-built, task-specific software system to drive the analysis of a negotiation as well as to monitor compliance going forward. Many companies however, simply do not possess the unique software tools, the most-current market knowledge required or even the internal resources to dedicate.

THE SOLUTION

Most of TNL’s customers engage with us because they believe our work complements and enhances their internal capabilities. They have concluded that parcel is a uniquely complex and resource-intensive category of procurement. They also value the ability to retain 100% control of the carrier selection while at the same time engaging TNL’s team of experts with the market knowledge, technology, resources and aligned financial incentives, thus enabling a no-risk, mutually beneficial outcome.

TNL Global has developed a unique approach to carrier rate analysis & negotiations consulting as part of our parcel spend management services. Our process entails guidance on every step in the carrier negotiation process. Preparation, goal setting, efficient bid management, accurate analysis of proposals and counter-proposals, carrier selection & implementation are all important steps but only part of the effort. Once a new carrier agreement is signed, TNL monitors everything from new pricing & terms to internal compliance, delivery effectiveness and any and all changes to your future shipping characteristics that may affect your ability to maximize your negotiated pricing discounts.

THE RESULT

Over the past decade,TNLGlobal’s team has helped numerous companies negotiate outstanding parcel pricing agreements. We combine technology and subject-matter experts to reduce your effort and improve and optimize parcel contract savings. Contact TNL Global today at sales@tnl-global.com to learn about our complementary savings assessment.