Ardmore Power Logistics provides full-service freight bill payment and audit services for our customers. We reduce the workload of accounts payable by consolidating thousands of manual invoices to one weekly file upload. Instead of dozens of checks for dozens of vendors, our clients send one weekly wire to satisfy all company-wide freight charges. Calls and inquiries from transportation vendors are handled by Ardmore Power Logistics, not by our clients.
"Accurate audited information allows effective negotiation with carriers, proper planning for customers, and provides the basis to measure the success of a freight program."
Discount rates, accessorial charges, class issues and the like make it difficult for a generalist in A/P to properly audit bills for transportation. At Ardmore Logistics, transportation is our specialty. We routinely find the savings we bring to customers from a thorough audit of freight bills exceeds the costs to audit, process and pay the same bills.
Most US companies report a cost of 3 to 10 dollars per invoice to audit, process and pay bills, depending on the method used to calculate cost Outsourcing payment to a specialist provides a substantial per-invoice savings. The customer pays one weekly invoice containing every carrier bill for that week. This single invoice can be automated to charge out each shipment down to the cost object level-eliminating the journaling process.
Ardmore Logistics' information system allows both customers and carriers easy on-line access to information. Accurate audited information allows effective negotiation with carriers, proper planning for customers, and provides the basis to measure the success of the program.