Shipping Management Services

The Vision Council has partnered with management consultants Aligned Growth Partners, LLC, and Transportation Impact to help member companies reduce shipping costs. Utilizing Best in Class, state-of-the-art analytical tools, along with a user-friendly transportation management system(TMS), TI is consistently saving companies an average of 22%.

Through The Vision Council's partnership with AGP and TI, our members have access to the tools and expertise to combat rising costs. Operating as an extension of your business, TI's industry experts will conduct a comprehensive analysis of your transportation cost free of charge, confirming what they can save. This analysis is the first step in developing effective strategies for reducing the amount you pay for small parcel and/or LTL shipping services, which typically only takes 10 minutes of your time. They are best in class with the highest ROI in the industry and are self-funding, so you don't pay anything until they save you money. For more information, contact Cliff Gruschow at

Three programs are available: (Links can provide more detail in 1 to 2 min. videos):

  1. Small Parcel Negotiation: Cost reduction measured to 1/10th of 1% in just a few short weeks.
  2. Small Parcel Auditing: Automated monitoring and recovery of 1-5% in hard-dollar savings and 7% more in soft-dollar savings, where TI does all the work.
  3. LTL: Better rates and better visibility by using TI's LTL Negotiation/Carrier Management, Command Center TMS, as well as Freight Bill Audit and Pay.

Measuring Success

How is TI different from other transportation consultant?

TI is unique in that they are investing in technology to improve not only the rates, but the ability to manage transportation with information and visibility. They guarantee their savings to 1/10 of 1%, and provide ongoing visibility of your transportation cost.

Once your newly negotiated rates are in place, Transportation Impact will provide a weekly "Report Card" to show the savings realized and is accurate to the penny. The TI audit service not only provides customers automatic guaranteed service refunds but also business intelligence solutions to manage day-to-day business and find additional savings through mode diversion, address corrections and other parcel optimization opportunities. TI's LTL agreements include their proprietary TMS software, to manage and direct your shipments to the appropriate carrier, saving you time and cost.

Please Contact Cliff Gruschow at 214-708-4584 or; or Lori Wishard at 904-504-9499 or for further information.