E.B. Bradley Co. Saves $275K on Small Parcel Freight Costs

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E.B. Bradley Co. Saves $275K thanks to ERA.

E. B. Bradley Company, founded in 1929 as a hardware distributor in Los Angeles, has grown to become the West Coast’s largest surfacing product and specialty hardware expert. Spanning 13 locations in five states, E. B. Bradley delivers products to customers using small parcel shipments.

Having utilized ERA’s service in the past and now faced with rising freight costs during the pandemic, leaders re-engaged ERA to review their small parcel costs and freight recovery from their customer base.

ERA focused on three specific areas to improve profitability:
improved pricing through negotiations, operational cost reduction through behavior change, and improved freight recovery by modifying existing practices.

Through competitive negotiations, ERA delivered a 40% reduction in small parcel spending — delivering $175K in annual savings. ERA’s specialists recommended system default changes to cost-efficient overnight services resulting in $32K incremental annual savings. ERA proposed modification of current freight recovery practices. E. B. Bradley expects $75K additional freight recovery due to these changes.

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"ERA's shipping experts identified actionable changes and partnered with us to implement them throughout our company. In addition to meaningful savings, our engagement with ERA enhanced the executive team's knowledge of small package freight and reinforced the cost focus throughout the company."


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