Why Anchor Advantage

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Business & Mgmt

Published on January 28, 2009

Author: deekivett

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Anchor Advantage, LLC,
Global Transportation Solutions

Anchor Advantage, LLC Global Transportation Solutions

Anchor Advantage Anchor Advantage NVOCC / OTI, licensed by the Federal  Maritime Commission (#021494NF) Streamlined service for all segments of  transportation, tailored to your needs Door‐to‐door service from almost any  origin or destination worldwide. Our mission is to help you succeed in global business!

Services Streamline your forwarding by: St li f di b Negotiating the best rate for you through all stages of transport Booking your cargo with door‐to‐door service Arrangement of pickup and delivery using only bonded agents g p p y g y g Management of shipping documentation including AES filing Coordination of customs brokerage Warehousing and distribution arrangement as needed Internal process improvement consulting Internal process improvement consulting Risk management through insurance We offer competitive rates to small to medium sized shippers without requirement  of contractual minimum volumes Other services include: •Sourcing and quality guidance •Landed cost analysis •Landed cost analysis •Container utilization •Packaging advice

Challenges in global trade today y py g p •How much should you be paying for transportation? •High overhead cost managing logistics functions •Disconnect between various transport modes causing •Disconnect between various transport modes, causing  lead time variation •High cost of expedited freight due to reactive rather  than proactive management •Higher inventories or lost sales due to uncertainty in  supply chain reliability supply chain reliability

Cost Reduction Cost Reduction The Cost of the Global Supply Chain Freight and transportation accounts for an average 4.36% of Cost of Goods Sold  F i ht d t t ti tf 4 36% f C t f G d S ld (COGS).  This is the largest and most actionable area for near‐term supply chain  cost improvement.  Supply Chain Element Spend •Freight and Transportation ‐ All Modes 4.36% of sales 1.8% of sales •Warehousing .55% of sales •Order Entry / Customer Service Ad i i t ti .36% of sales 36% f l •Administration 2.07% of sales •Inventory Carrying Costs •Total Average Supply Chain Cost Total Average Supply Chain Cost 9.14% of sales 9 14% of sales Sources: CASS, Stephens, Herbert W. Davis

Cost Reduction Cost Reduction Average Freight Spend, International and Domestic, by US Shippers Depending on your organization’s  shipping needs, ocean & air freight  Other Rail 14% may indicate a significant portion  may indicate a significant portion Freight F i ht of your total costs.   TL / 4% LTL 20% Reliable, predictable ocean service  helps minimize the need for last  hl i i i th df l t Ocean O Air Freight minute expediting using much  Freight 28% 34% more expensive air transport. Anchor Advantage can help you minimize costs in all areas of transportation.

Supply Chain Complexity Supply Chain Complexity

Do you know where your cargo is?

Risk Management Risk Management Over 200 cargo ships sink each year! Anchor Advantage will help you  understand the risks to your cargo in  d t d th i k t i all steps of the supply chain.  We can  offer you both advice and insurance  to mitigate this risk. A. Identify Risks in Supply Chain Where You Have Financial Interest B. Establish Clear Contracts with Buyers & Suppliers (Don’t Assume Inco‐terms address It) C. If you Import, Control the Insurance Do not assume that the steam‐ship line is responsible!

Why Anchor Advantage? Why Anchor Advantage? •Single point contact – eliminate complexity of communication between different  transportation modes transportation modes •Scale‐able resource to eliminate high internal overhead costs W ld id d d i •Worldwide door‐to‐door service •Improved visibility with milestone alerts •Minimize risk and uncertainty •Know that you are getting the best cost available for all your shipping needs Not just a service provider… We want to become part of YOUR team! Let us provide a quote today!

Anchor Advantage, LLC www.anchoradvantagellc.com Contact us: 864‐525‐3120 info@anchoradvantagellc.com

Why Anchor Advantage? Meet the owners… Julie Farmer Chief Logistics Officer with over 11 years leadership experience in both international and domestic trafficking, contract  negotiations, purchasing, inventory and supply chain management. Certified Purchasing Manager with hands‐on experience in the  following: • Int’l Freight Contract Negotiation • LTL and TL Contract Negotiation • Air Freight Negotiations • 3PL coordination • Container Utilization • Inbound freight scheduling • Outbound freight scheduling • C‐TPAT • Customs Compliance • Customs Brokerage Negotiations • Harmonized Tariff Classifications • Import / Export Documentation • Supply Chain Management • Forecasting • Inventory Analysis

Why Anchor Advantage? Meet the owners… Meet the owners Dee Kivett Dee Kivett Chief Operations Officer with fifteen years of experience in world‐class sourcing and manufacturing companies, including  automotive OEM.  BS Mechanical Engineering / MS Engineering Science / MBA with Honors.  Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, ISO  Lead Auditor, and Lean Manufacturing Kaizen Leader with hands‐on success in the following initiatives: Global Sourcing/Procurement Supply Chain Optimization Project Management Six Sigma  Lean Manufacturing & Operations ISO 9000Certification & Auditing Supplier Development Toyota Production System Kaizen/Change Leadership Variable Cost Productivity Cost of Quality Reduction Multi‐function Product Development Visual Work Centers Post‐Sales Service Q Quality Focus Teams y Warranty Programs Employee Motivation Coaching & Training

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