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Less-than-Truckload

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Fastener & Hardware Distributor

Renegotiating LTL costs and optimizing freight operations, AFS helped a family-owned fastening and hardware business cut transportation spend by over 14% while streamlining shipping processes and recovering overcharges.

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Purvis Industries

As Purvis Industries grew so too did the company’s transportation costs. See how AFS helped them save over $1.7 million in LTL spend and recover $86,000 in carrier overcharges in just the last 12 months alone.

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Rexel

Global electrical distributor, Rexel USA, saved over $1 million in total parcel spend after working with AFS for one year to establish new technology and processes including a custom software solution, GRI negotiations and carrier consolidation.

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Mann Lake

To uncover opportunities for optimization, AFS conducted an audit of Mann Lake’s parcel and LTL freight spend. AFS determined they could achieve significant savings by negotiating better rates and by adding regional carriers to the mix.

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Hatco

Inconsistent carriers and manual processes threatened the success of this large hatmaker’s business. AFS helped manage carrier relations and educated users on new software to reduce spend significantly.

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Feintool

The fine automotive parts manufacturer struggled with workflow inefficiencies in its transition to tier-one part supplier status. AFS conducted an audit, consolidated carrier payments, automated processes and more to simplify everyday tasks.

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Cavender’s

This western wear retailer’s shipping spend increased exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic. AFS renegotiated the company’s parcel carrier contract, consolidated LTL carriers and provided best-in-class TMS – saving both 14% on Parcel spend and 16.7% on LTL spend annually.

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