Most start-ups and small to medium sized importers or exporters don’t have their own Logistics or Supply Chain Manager, but from time to time, they would like easy access to a source of expert, independent logistics expertise which can help them enter a new market, inform them if they could do things better or provide a solution to a problem which is impacting their business. They would also like someone who is an expert and can translate confusing industry jargon of logistics, Customs and international trade into a language they can actually understand!
This is where our Consultancy service is really useful and is often used for:
This service is very cost effective for SMEs or fledgling enterprises who just need to access expertise and support as and when required and provides direct access to all of our knowledge, influence and industry contacts.
A recent example was a company in Runcorn who'd exported their first order to Houston via a big name courier and the instrument was stuck in Customs as incorrect documents had been supplied. We advised them how to prepare a new invoice, how to classify for US Customs and this shipment went through to the US client in 2 days without a hitch. We love solving problems!
With the Consultancy service, we work as part of your team on a flexible basis, with clients engaging us for a particular project or on a monthly basis.
Whether you are a start-up or an established business which needs solutions or support, we can provide a cost-effective package tailored to your particular needs.
"Even after Andy’s fee we have saved a huge amount of time and saved over £10,000 – a complete no brainer really."
"It is good to know that we have your experience to smooth the path for us."
"We did not know we had a problem with our import shipping before Andy Cliff came to visit."
"If you are looking to be more forward thinking in your freight imports, save money, or just take the headache out of this part of your business, call Andy. You will not be disappointed."
"The results have been very impressive with a more streamlined supply chain, geared to our needs and a better service, both in terms of transit time reliability and communication."
"As well as achieving annual savings of around 50% on our freight costs, we also saw marked improvements in the service levels."
"Andy’s diligence and hard work resulted in Customs repaying £30,000 of import duty to Middleby UK."
"During the first 12 months of operation we have made net saving of circa 30% compared to the previous year."