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Logistics/freight Surcharge Analysis

We are looking for experts in the eu (italy + netherlands + germany) / usa region working / worked (in the past) with logistics players in sea/air/road freight who have in-depth knowledge of: • what are the key factors (top 4-5) that affect the surcharge rates? (e.G., emerging trend / developments, government regulations, mode of transportation, type of product shipped, supply vs demand, geography-specific, lcl vs fcl, etc.) • what are the various unique / creative surcharges levied by logistics service providers (lsp)? (e.G., all-in-one surcharges, any hidden surcharges, miscellaneous, etc.) • who levies the surcharges; lsp vs others - government, ocean liner, freight brokers, etc.? what percentage of the surcharge is levied by lsp (i.E. Not passed on by others)? • how frequently do you levy new surcharges (e.G. Weekly, monthly, etc.)? Which segment of transportation attracts the maximum number of new surcharges? • which type of surcharges have the highest margins? What is the average mark-up added on the surcharge(s) by a logistics service provider? • how are key surcharges structured by different modes of transportation (ocean / air / road)? (e.G., in ocean freight transportation, surcharges are levied on basis of pre-carriage, carriage, on-carriage services)

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    Logistics Players In Freight Market

    We are looking for experts in the eu (italy + netherlands + germany) / apac (china + singapore) / usa region working / worked (in the past) with logistics players in sea/air/road freight who have in-depth knowledge of: 1. Surcharge models commonly used in different modes of transportation (e.G., in ocean freight transportation, surcharges are levied on basis of pre-carriage, carriage, on-carriage services). 2. Current trends & developments which affects the surcharges (country level information). 3. Unique and creative surcharges levied by the logistics service providers from their customers. (e.G., miscellaneous and all-in-one surcharges). 4. Various discounts / waive off usually given by the logistics players, mention any specific scenarios. 5. Hidden surcharges levied by the logistics players other than the agreed ones at the time of booking a shipment.

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      Logistics In Argentina

      We are looking for a logistics/trucking expert who can help us with the following questions: 1. Major road transport lanes in argentina and cost structure of ftl vs ltl trucking for short haul and long haul movement. ( also advise per ton / per km pricing for the same ) 2. Fuel and labor cost constitute more than 50 % of the cost structure in trucking. How much impact does the fuel surcharges have on the cost? How often do catac and fadeaac revise the prices and what is the cost structure split up? 3. What are the benefits and challenges involved when engaging with a large scale 3pl service provider and a small/medium scale service provider? Also during high seasonality demand, to avoid shortage of trucks and to minimize fluctuation in freight rates for long haul distances, advice a best contract model. 4. We understand that the major mode of transportation of cargo in argentina is road transport. For the transportation of agricultural and pharma products, is there any special certification required by trucking service providers? 5. What are the traffic restrictions and government regulations in general for high capacity trucks and also for transport of agricultural and pharma products? Are there any special taxes included in the freight rate when moving agricultural / pharma products? 6. How is the supply and demand for trucks in argentina? How much fleet does a large scale/medium/small scale service provider have on average? Regards

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        Full Truck Load Transportation Industry

        We are looking for an expert who can share insights on best practices in the full truck load transportation industry in mexico market overview on mexican transportation – dry & refrigerated transportation  trucking market overview  supply-demand analysis in mexico trucking industry.  impact of other key players in the market (=such as walmart)  supplier landscape  trucking market size and dynamics  trucking regulations  key service differentiators  pestle analysis major operating cost drivers with pricing forecast until 2019  truck cost structure analysis – dry & refrigerated transportation  key cost drivers and forecast on cost elements  road freight price index and correlation with diesel price with forecast till 2019  fuel surcharge mechanism pricing analysis  current pricing trends for fbt (food, beverage and tobacco) and, where relevant, fmcg (fast moving consumer goods) finished goods transportation – cost per mileage/ vehicle rentals/ unit costs/any others  are major fbt shippers adopting spot market rates or fixed contract rates for their shipments in mexico  negotiation levers with suppliers  negotiation power with small & medium suppliers vs global / nationwide players  negotiation power based on dedicated freight vs ad-hoc freight rate benchmark - for dry and refrigerated transportation  industry average for loading/unloading time and late fee charges  freight rate benchmark for top lanes of operation – (the trucks of focus will be trailer, torton, full and camioneta where feasible) which are as follows: supplier analysis: - for dry and refrigerated transportation  supplier business capabilities in terms of road services (especially from mexico city, mochis, slp to major trade lanes)  tier 1 vs other tier suppliers  temperatures maintained for ambient/cold/frozen materials  geographic reach – based on region mexico city, mochis, slp  industry served (e.G. Fmcg, fbt, and pharma etc  future expansion & investment plans and m&a’s  key performance indicators  key clients best practices and engagement model – for dry and refrigerated transportation  alternative contracting models: advantages and disadvantages based on herdez’s relative market importance and key lanes  transportation best practices.  seasonality impact on transportation - high & low seasons and what is impacted and relative size of impact (i.E. How much does demand increase, what is impact on prices and how do fbt firms ensure availability)  trucking engagement best practices to include  contract vs. Spot  tier 1 vs. Other tier suppliers  kpi’s and sla’s. Como can como compras y los proveedores.  transport of palletized goods to member retail clubs (costco, sam’s etc)  case studies of peer companies*  green sustainability  collaborative transportation  alternative fuels  cold chain opportunities to reduce spoilage  back haul opportunities - identify major non-competing shippers having a similar volume willing to create a synergy for collaborative trucking in order to reduce cost on extra miles – both dry and refrigerated transportation  final recommendations – negotiation strategies, contract vs spot percentage, right supplier mix, cost saving opportunities please let us know as to what depth you will be able to share the above insights. We would want a breakdown by major regions in mexico. Thanks and looking forward to your response.

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          Logistics/freight Surcharge Analysis

          We are looking for experts in the apac (china + singapore) region working / worked (in the past) with logistics players in sea /air / road freight who have experience in surcharge rates and prices and have in-depth knowledge of surcharge models and pricing. • what are the key factors (top 4-5) that affect the surcharge rates? (e.G., emerging trend / developments, government regulations, mode of transportation, type of product shipped, supply vs demand, geography-specific, lcl vs fcl, etc.) • what are the various unique / creative surcharges levied by logistics service providers (lsp)? (e.G., all-in-one surcharges, any hidden surcharges, miscellaneous, etc.) • who levies the surcharges; lsp vs others - government, ocean liner, freight brokers, etc.? what percentage of the surcharge is levied by lsp (i.E. Not passed on by others)? • how frequently do you levy new surcharges (e.G. Weekly, monthly, etc.)? Which segment of transportation attracts the maximum number of new surcharges? • which type of surcharges have the highest margins? What is the average mark-up added on the surcharge(s) by a logistics service provider? • how are key surcharges structured by different modes of transportation (ocean / air / road)? (e.G., in ocean freight transportation, surcharges are levied on basis of pre-carriage, carriage, on-carriage services)

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            Tire Labels

            Our multi-national manufacturer is conducting paid phone consultations with experts in tire labels (self-adhesive label application for car tires) and the technical films associated. A. Market size, trends, growth rate. B. Demand split by film type. C. Achievable spreads/surcharge for coating. D. Requirements (film specifications, film dimension, packaging) e. Main suppliers. F. Competitors referrals are also welcome, thank you.

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              Tires - Labeling & Technical Films

              Our multi-national manufacturer is conducting paid phone consultations with experts in tire labels (self adhesive label application for car tires) and the technical films associated. A. Market size, trends, growth rate b. Demand split by film type c. Achievable spreads / surcharge for coating d. Requirements (film specifications, film dimension, packaging) e. Main suppliers f. Competitors referrals are also welcome, thank you.

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                Market Intelligence On Global Ocean Freight

                We are looking for an expert who can share insights on best practices in the global ocean freight industry including price and cost analysis and engagement models. Best practices on global ocean freight: a) overview of operating cost elements of ocean freight b) trend analysis of ocean freight price index and bunker index? C) benchmarking demurrage and detention charges 1) why do large shippers request for free time? 2) cost impact due to additional free time 3) container equipment supply in the market d) case studies on how large shippers set up and negotiate baf (bunker adjustment factor) e) sourcing model of large shippers (regional/global) 1) engagement practice with liners – sourcing of liners regionally or globally 2) engagement models with freight forwarders (number of supplier per origin port, country, region) f) contractual clause apart from peak season surcharge g) best practices on achieving service requirement during peak season h) opportunities in ocean freight market to achieve service levels to mitigate risk and reduce cost.

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                  Industry Surcharge And Labor Shortage

                  Project title: industry surcharges and labor shortage geographic scope: multiple countries in europe and apac hello, i would like to understand the presence of industry surcharges for blue collar workers in logistics sector and the labor shortages for the same. Thank you.

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                  Purchase Cards

                  We are a global market research firm and are seeking experts who can assist us in answering certain questions regarding the purchasing card (p-card) industry globally. Key questions: 1. What are the key features of the p-card program: types of projects used in, key spend categories the cards are used, data transparency, key program features and benchmarks. 2. What is the level of adoption, industry best practices, rebates and surcharges for p-cards in the following regions: apac, north america, europe, latam. 3. The major global p-card program providers are: visa, mastercard, amex, jcb, unionpay, bc card, citi, diner/discover club card who have either independent p-card programs or promote and partner their programs via banks. Are there any local level providers of p-card programs/solutions (other than banks) in the following regions –apac, north america, europe, latam regions? 4. Provide insights on whether p cards or virtual cards/numbers can be easily set up for operational expenses in capital projects of limited duration, ranges of transaction maximums and monthly limits? (e.G. For example maximum $5k per transaction, $50k per month, duration 12 months or until closed. Transactions and spend needs to remain traceable and transparent.) 5. Providing case studies on certain aspects of the p-card services industry-end user demand, success stories of p-card end users etc. We are looking for a phone or email consultation for a time period of 1 hour to discuss all points mentioned above. Kindly drop in a note with your cv/relevant experience in the p-card industry, if you are interested to proceed. Best regards, thomas

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                    Contingent Workforce Market Dynamics

                    Project title: contingent workforce market dynamics analysis: we would like to understand the market dynamics of blue collar workers industry and analyze the impacts on the companies. We would like to understand the best practices adopted in apac region for sourcing blue collar workers. Geographic scope: india, japan, indonesia & china key questions: • what is the market size of the blue collar labor industry? • how is the unemployment rate in these countries for blue collar workers? • what are the associated challenges and risks involved while employing foreign employees as temporary labor? • how is the supply demand scenario for warehouse helper, forklift driver and driver in these countries? • what are the different regulations that are present in these countries regarding o minimum wage o equal pay o equal treat (severance pay) o industry surcharges o restricted tenure time o required licenses • what are the possible implications for these regulations? • what is the impact of economic growth on temporary labor industry? • what are the billing rates for warehouse helper, forklift driver and driver in these countries? • what is the cost structure for sourcing blue collar workers in these countries? • how aref500 companies are managing their blue collar workforce ( logistics and retail industry in specific) • who are the top suppliers for sourcing blue collar workers both at regional and local level? Areas of expertise: seeking experts with knowledge in contingent staffing, workforce management, temporary staffing, part- time employment, hiring expats.

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