Transportation and Supply Chain FAQs

Transportation and Supply Chain FAQsHow big does my company need to be for TMG to save me money with supply chain projects?

Answer – Due to volatility in the economy and the need for environmental sustainability, TMG has created a new business model allowing us to serve small business. Where we once only served Global 2000 companies, we are now able to bring value at an afforable price to companies with $25 million in annual revenue or less.

How big does my company need to be for TMG to save me money for Transportation Procurement projects?

Answer – Transportation Procurement Projects can be performed on any company that has combined transportation expenses of $500,000 or more on an annual basis in virtually any mode, Truckload, Less-than-Truckload, Intermodal, Ocean, Small Parcel or Airfreight.

How long does a study take for a Transportation Procurement project?

Answer – For companies that are less than $25 million in annual revenue, we are able to complete them in 6 to 8 weeks. For companies with more than $25 million in annual revenue, they will take 8 to 12 weeks.

We have our own supply chain division, why would we hire somebody from the outside to do this work?

Answer– We have had the privilege of working with some of the Best in Class companies in the world, all with very experienced people. Many of our clients hire us simply because they do not have the time or resources to do the work themselves. Other companies need an unbiased or “neutral party” to guide them through a project.

Lastly, we have the knowledge capital to recognize what the very best practices are in supply chain, transportation, fleet and warehousing logistics. It can be very expensive to implement a new process only to learn it may not be the best way to do it. We remove this risk.

How is Transportation Management Group different from other firms?

Answer – As opposed to Big Four Firms, our skills go very deep when working with supply chains, much like our bench strength. This allows us flexibility and agility to fix problems quickly. We specialize in quick hit opportunities while ensuring we fit within corporate objectives. At the end of the day, we are rolling up our sleeves, right there with you, in the trenches, talking your language!

What if we hire TMG but there are no cost savings? 

Answer – Not all of our projects are tied to the amount of cost savings that are generated. However, when we do perform cost solution projects such as  transportation procurement studies, we make sure that there is an opportunity to save money before we even agree to perform our services. We guarantee cost savings or you do not pay.