Alternative Freight Services – Freight Management Consulting

AFS Freight Management Consulting Services

Full end to end, transport management solutions

Our personalised, end to end freight management solutions aim to minimise long term impacts brought about by increasing freight costs, inefficient internal supply chain processes and uncertain economic times.

Flexible and Holistic Freight Management Model

We utilise a unique and flexible model of freight management consultancy to empower you to maximize your return on investment and drive profits to your bottom line. 

This model is based on the principle of giving you more strength and power through the key areas of:
  • negotiation leverage 
  • stronger buying power
  • skills
  • knowledge
  • networking capabilities
Our leading edge solutions result in:
  • freight savings
  • superior freight distribution services
  • sustained efficiencies
  • meaningful weekly and monthly reports
  • exemplary customer service
  • a single point of contact for all of your freight needs
Intelligent Transport Management and Supply Chain Solutions

Our extraordinary knowledge of the freight industry, coupled with our expertise and software solutions, enables us to respond quickly and efficiently to your supply-chain needs and challenges. 

Our expert consultants can show you how to:

  • free up valuable resources by consolidating your logistics management and freight needs and services
  • implement strategies for genuine end to end solutions

Contact Us today for a free analysis of your freight management needs.


  • Customer Service

    Our ability to respond quickly and efficiently to your freight management and supply chain challenges is achieved through our expertise and the full spectrum of internal resources.

    Our freight management services are backed by an impressive and sophisticated Customer Service and Call Centre located at our headquarters in Niddrie, Victoria. The team operates with a sense of urgency at all times, and provides you with a single point of contact for all of your freight management needs and enquiries.

  • AFS FreightLink Services

    Unique and flexible Freight Management Software Solutions

    AFS FreightLink is our proprietary custom-designed freight management software solution designed to support multi-carrier options in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

    A fully integrated software solution, AFS FreightLink is tailored to meet the unique requirements of any business. It is fast, efficient and cost effective, and empowers you to understand your freight and supply chain needs, while ensuring you can drive costs down, sustain efficiencies and manage your entire freight process.

  • AFS Cost Analysis Services

    If you haven’t set time aside to really scrutinise your freight costs, carrier fuel surcharges and shipment routes, then you risk paying too much and cutting into your profits.

    It is well known that freight costs, fuel surcharges and inefficient shipment routes can significantly impact your margins, which is why many businesses have turned to us to know where they really stand, and to leverage our long-standing carrier connections for greater buying power and substantial cost savings.

    Our Cost Analysis & Benchmarking Services Include:
    • Cost Analysis
    • Cost Modelling
    • Supply Chain Review
    • Process Improvement
    • Service improvement
    • Speed to market
  • AFS Controlled Returns Service

    We’ll take control of your Returns, by managing the entire process for you. This will allow you to re-focus on what you do best – your core business. We will shoulder the burden and implement process improvement strategies to help eliminate the problems, once and for all.

    Through a number of simple procedures – including the implementation of the AFS FreightLink Controlled Returns System – we will do the following, and more, on your behalf:

    • automatically raise Returns jobs (“tickets”)
    • handle connote numbers and raise tickets
    • contact carriers to organise pickups & deliveries
    • monitor Returns closely
    • record all information related to the Returns movement
    • ensure that Controlled Returns are closed off only once POD is available
    • maintain direct communication with you throughout
    • be the repository and guardian of all correspondence/contact related to Returns
    • keep you in the loop on all updates and correspondence
  • Reporting & Billing Services 

    Knowledge is Power!

    Knowing your freight costs is vital.

    Our Reporting and Billing service includes dedicated KPI and Financial Reports that provide accurate and timely information on your freight costs and performance, giving you more strength and power. It also includes invoice vetting and consolidation – so that you receive a single but accurate invoice.

    We’ll customise the Reports to suit your needs

    Our vast selection of reporting graphs and data templates can be customised specifically for your reporting needs and purposes. We can even create new templates, as required.

    AFS Reports include:
    • KPI Reporting- service error measurement
    • DIFOT Reporting – (Delivery In Full On Time)
    • Reporting – freight costs
    • Invoice Consolidation – a single invoice


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