AFS Logistics
Case Studies

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.

Musco Family Olive Company

Musco Family Olive Company is the nation’s leading provider of table olives. By implementing more efficient processes and technology, AFS saved Musco more than 10% on their total transportation spend in the first year.


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.

For over a decade, this national retailer has outsourced parcel auditing to AFS, resulting in nearly $800,000 in savings on parcel shipping in just a 12-month period, and AFS locating short pay savings of over $184,000 in just a single week.

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.


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.


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.


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.

Global Sealant Manufacturer

An AFS evaluation of overseas supplier terms helps a global sealant manufacturer achieve 12% to 20% shipping cost reductions.

A distribution center realignment enabled the manufacturer to offer 2-day or less transit time for 97% of their shipments.

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