Should Use Chesapeake Logistics?
Why Should I use a Consultant for
Why should I use Chesapeake
What are My Benefits from Using
CFOs and Logistics Executives -
With a background in finance as a CFO, and in logistics
as GM of a third party logistics firm, Chesapeake
Logistics offers a unique set of skills to assist company
executives to establish an appropriate strategy and
tactical plan to enhance logistics performance, and then
analyze and benchmark the results.
Third Party Logistics Firms -
With over ten years of financial management and executive
experience in the third party logistics industry,
Chesapeake Logistics is well-positioned to provide
services, with an experienced and independent view.
Chesapeake can hit the ground running on projects, while
offering an external expertise that can enhance your
methods and processes.
Consulting Firms - As more
companies are outsourcing
supply chain projects and systems implementations to
consulting firms, these firms are often finding
themselves short of available personnel, or without the
specific expertise offered by Chesapeake Logistics.
Consulting firms should consider Chesapeake Logistics as
a means to better service client relationships and offer
broader expertise to their target markets.
Should I use a
Consultant for Logistics?
Economic Value - Effective
logistics strategy is becoming more critical as a means
to differentiate services and value. A study by A.T.
Kearney determined that logistics costs on average
represent 10.1% of sales, yet only 6.5% for best
performers. For a $200 million company, this translates
into additional annual profit of $7 million. An
investment in consulting services could provide a
tremendous financial return relative to achieving best
Variable Cost - Another advantage
in using consultants is to avoid the high costs of
employment and pay for talented professionals when needed
for specific objectives and projects.
- An experienced consultant can steer your organization
to high quality logistics providers who are best suited
to match your organizations culture and
requirements, being familiar with trends, capabilities
and performance in the logistics industry.
Benchmarking - Comparing your own
top competitors may be best achieved by a consultant.
should I use
Approach - Our services encompass
the following philosophies in our approach to provide you
with the best results: listen before preaching, consider
organizations culture, be results-oriented,
maintain strict confidentiality, follow recommendations
through implementation, focus on value, ensure timely
transition, and move on when appropriate.
Experience - Almost twenty years
of professional experience in finance and logistics,
including logistics and financial management, strategy
development, logistics design, systems implementations,
acquisition and contract negotiations, project management
and organizationalcontrols and procedures; with Big 6
public accounting firm, two international third party
logistics providers, and a major consumer products
Leadership - Provided strong
leadership in creating logistics organization as both
Chief Financial Officer and General Manager, fostering a
culture of continuous improvement through teamwork,
process definition and education, supporting and
motivating professional staff during a challenging growth
Knowledge - As former GM and CFO,
understand relevant business issues, having developed and
implemented logistics strategy, established relationships
with industry players, and managed bottom line
performance. Continue to expand knowledge through
continuing education in the logistics field.
Technical Skills - The ability to
provide solutions starts with having the proper technical
skills. For Chesapeake Logistics, these include:
Financial analysis and modeling
Design of logistics networks
Pricing of logistics services
Acquisition evaluation, pricing,
due diligence and negotiation
Writing and presenting proposals for logistics
Accounting/activity based costing
Process definition and flowcharting
View of Logistics from Financial and
Economic Perspective - Chesapeake Logistics
focuses on the financial and economic perspectives of
logistics activities that will generate the highest
economic value for your organization.
are My Benefits from
Using Chesapeake Logistics?
Strategic Focus Achieved by
implementing a specific logistics plan that is linked
with the organizations mission and strategy.
New Business Generated through
more effective proposals and presentations that emphasize
the financial benefits from the logistics services
offered, in the language of the prospects
Profit Improvements Realized by
identifying problem cost areas, pricing based on
knowledge of activity costs and value to customer, and
use of strategic alliances and creative methods to
further reduce costs.
Customer Service Enhanced by
performance measurements and use of third party providers
to achieve best practice status.
Risks Better Managed by
understanding financial impact of logistics decisions and
addressing all possible economic consequences in
Chesapeake Logistics, LLC