Transport Management and Logistics Networks

We are Supply Chain and Logistics Consultants who have been in business for over 30 years. We have a very successful track record and a high rate of repeat business.

Transport Consultancy: Overview

Bisham Consultants provide Transport Consultancy for national or regional setups and incorporate all forms of transport. We also work with local authorities and advise on public transport.

Bisham has a flexible approach. We can help from a ‘light-touch’ to ‘heavy-lift’, dependent on your needs. We can carry out a healthcheck to review your strategy and find out what the pain points are and how to overcome them.

In general, our clients call us in if they can say 'No' or 'Not sure' to at least one of the following five questions:

  • Do you have a published transport management strategy?
  • Is that strategy consistent with the overall business objectives?
  • Are you satisfied that your present freight spend is fully optimised?
  • Do you feel fully in control of your present freight spend?
  • Are your logistics service levels meeting your customer’s requirements?

We think the results we achieve for our clients speak for themselves.

Bisham's clients enjoy transportation savings of typically between 8% to 25% on delivery cost savings alone.

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Transportation efficiency:Making a difference.

Our Transport Consultancy services start with a health check of existing transport planning arrangements. 

  • Are appropriate modes in use and are management processes robust?
  • Are service requirements defined? More importantly, are they being met?
  • Is the transport network cost and service fully optimised?
  • What is the data collection like? So here we look closely at all available data, KPIs, financial reporting & budget reports.
  • Check legal compliance for own fleet operations and/or subcontracted operations
  • Have all the sustainable transport options been fully explored?
  • Transport management strategy.
    • Adapting to change - this is very important because of new markets, new products and new sourcing.
    • Retaining procurement flexibility but also leveraging global spend.
    • In-house capability versus out-source. We look at 3PL or 4PL solutions to improve performance and also reduce costs.
    • INCO terms for inbound and outbound shipments.
    • IT assessment of TMS, FMS or in-cab related systems.
  • Transport Network Optimisation.
    • National or regional network design.
    • Impact of improved planning, mode changes, routing changes or infrastructure rationalisation.
    • Improved vehicle utilisation and load-fill.
    • Scenario modelling and total cost comparisons.
    • Cross-border flow efficiencies.
  • Transport Procurement
    • Tender management – domestic road transport to global freight forwarding.
    • Fleet management - including procurement, leasing and maintenance services.
    • Selection of appropriate potential suppliers through an RFI.
      Design, structure and detailed specification for a formal RFQ tender.
    • Analysis of bid responses so we ensure the best fit.
    • Contract and service level agreement support.
  • Project Management & Implementation
    • Project management support for operational changes.
    • Accompanying IT requirements such as TMS.
    • Change management planning.
    • Measuring the savings made.
    • Ongoing advice on transport arrangements.
    • Interim transport management or recruitment support.

Transport Consultation: The Client Benefits of good transport planning.

Measuring the results of any consultancy work is vital and we ensure all improvements are carefully monitored on all of our transportation projects. Bisham clients have enjoyed some or all of the following long term benefits:

  • Cost-saving delivery of between 8% - 25%. This has been achieved through:
    • Optimizing transport networks and improving fleet utilization
    • Improving planning processes
    • Ensuring effective procurement of transport providers and improving audit processes for carrier charges
    • Creating an internal function that can deliver continuous improvement in transportation
  • Improving supply chain visibility through:
    • Shipment status updates.
    • Proactive exceptions reporting.
    • Introduction of improved supply chain IT.
  • Improving supply chain responsiveness and flexibility through:
    • Process re-design.
    • Organisational changes so that we can maximise efficiency.
    • Delivering IT improvements.
  • Improving reliability and customer service levels through:
    • Introduction of a proper performance management regimes.
    • Producing service level agreements (SLAs) with carriers.
    • Key performance indicator (KPI) implementation so we can measure performance.
  • Improved financial management of freight spend through:
    • Visibility of costs at shipment or transaction level.
    • Providing cost to serve information.
    • Improved budgeting processes.
    • Accurate monthly reporting of freight spend and explanation of variances to budget.
    • Improved freight bill audit and checking processes.
    • Risk identification and mitigation

So as you can see it is an exhaustive list.

Transport management consultation will make a huge difference to the efficiency of your organisation. To see how we can improve your business, give us a call today on 01628 487000.

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Logistics and Supply Chain Consultants: Experience you can trust

“Bisham used their experience & expertise to ensure we sourced the right partner and took a safe path through supply chain transformation, which ultimately allowed us to meet our strategic supply chain objectives”

Justin Porter, GM Finance & Operations 

Pioneer DJ Europe

“Brammer has worked with Bisham Consulting on a number of projects over the years. I have invariably been delighted with their approach and the quality of their output. Bisham Consulting has supported Brammer on new warehouse design and delivery, the implementation of warehouse systems, and facilitated the definition of supply chain strategy. All the members of the Bisham Consulting team that we have worked with, and continue to work with, are experienced and pragmatic. They are intellectually rigorous, but with a real-world approach to solving sometimes very complex problems.”

Nigel Trend, Director of Business Integration


Bert van den Berg, Service and Parts Development Director
Hiab USA Inc.

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