Berman, Blake Associates, Inc.

Berman, Blake Associates, Inc.

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BBA: The Right Choice


A perfect paradigm is a partnership between Client, Carrier, and BBA.


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About Our Company

For over 30 years, Berman, Blake Associates Inc. (BBA) has been recognized as one of the leaders in the freight bill pre-audit, carrier payment, and information processing industry.  BBA uses state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated transportation software to provide a system customized to fit your individual needs and current environment.  BBA has the ability, expertise, and desire to provide you with systems that can assist you in effectively managing your transportation costs.  Our only focus is to provide our clients with the premier control freight payment service.

By outsourcing to BBA, our clients gain valuable time to focus on their priorities, while BBA maintains the responsibility for accurate carrier payments, invoice inquiry, and state-of-the-art reporting services.  This is one of the prime reasons clients have selected BBA; the value of BBA’s customized management reporting expertise.



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Management Profile

The BBA management team and operational departments are experts in the entire freight payment process.  Our principals, Donald Berman and Harold Baldauf, are directly involved in the day-to-day operations.  Their commitment for over 30 years ensures that every BBA employee is focused and dedicated on delivering the very finest client service.  A unique combination of experience, (many employees have been with BBA for more than 20 years), technical knowledge, creativity, and enthusiasm on the part of BBA employees provides our clients with systems that will assist them in effectively managing their transportation costs.

Our relationship with our clients is viewed more as a working partnership than a mere vendor/client association.  The BBA Implementation Conversion Team is set up to make the transition an exceptional accomplishment.  Our on-site Implementation Team consists of BBA professionals who, working with your unique requirements, design and test the quality assurance controls necessary to ensure the integrity of the information processing.



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Key Business Statistics

Our dedicated and motivated staff of approximately 100 trained freight bill payment and MIS support specialists just last year processed over 20 million freight bills, totaling more than seven hundred million dollars for our clients.  They definitely have the industry expertise to provide the data controls and information necessary for error-free processing, carrier payment, and third party logistics management reporting necessary to exceed your expectations.



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Service Overview

BBA’s objectives are to eliminate the paper freight bill, improve the efficiency of customer operations, and to capture and provide easy access to information for management reporting.   All data capture and information processing systems at BBA are dedicated to providing the data controls and information necessary for error-free processing, payment and reporting.   Through our perpetual engineering efforts, BBA continually identifies processes that reduce costs, increase efficiency, and most importantly, improve the quality of information management for our customers.  BBA’s management information services are sophisticated and responsive, and generate clear, effective tools for informed decision-making.

BBA Services:

bullet Freight Payment bullet Duplicate Payment Controls
bullet Pre Audit bullet Carrier Payment
bullet Information Systems bullet Systems Design
bullet Data Processing bullet EDI Migration Process
bullet Value Added Services bullet Additional Services
bullet Customer Services bullet International Processing
bullet Imaging



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Quality Plus

We have established a Quality Plus program for the evaluation and improvement of our services to our clients.  Our employees measure and report conformance to client requirements, implement corrective action, and also learn and teach quality improvement techniques.

At BBA we strive for superior, error-free services to our clients and their carriers.  Our Quality Plus program evaluates the accuracy of the Audit, Coding, Data Entry, and IT Departments.   The records processed are checked and balanced four times: prior to Data Entry, after processing, in the database, and again in the Quality Assurance Department.  Quality Assurance balances daily and weekly transactions processed between Data Entry and EDI to the weekly clients reports.  Client reports, as well as internal reports, are reviewed by Quality Assurance to verify accuracy and totals prior to report distribution to our clients.  The data transfer process from Data Entry, EDI, and other electronic media is also audited and all transfer control totals are logged and checked daily.

BBA's definition of Quality is conformance to our client's defined requirements.



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Why Berman, Blake Associates?

The services provided by BBA are services that we feel we can provide more economically, and more efficiently because of a combination of factors; our specialization, our industry expertise and our economies of scale.

Certainly, you improve your cash flow by the payment of timely and accurate freight bills.   You pay only the corrected amount, eliminating duplicate payments and overcharges prior to payment.  Recovery from pre-audit will exceed the cost of the service.

You reduce clerical expenses associated with researching freight bills to avoid duplicate payment, and carrier inquiries regarding past due or balance due bills are handled via our Web site.   Eliminates A/P costs both in labor and materials, while improving your control procedures.

We tie information together and generate management reports for accurate management decision-making and planning purposes.  Our reporting will provide increased visibility of your expenses.   Reports bring expenses to the surface that need to be monitored.  Any reduction represents an opportunity for improvement.

At BBA we view ourselves as transaction processors and as a source of information.  We will act as a gateway for our client’s migration to EDI sophistication.

Cost savings are definitely an advantage of outsourcing.  However, by establishing a strategic partnership with BBA, technological services are available sooner and with less risk.   You can have real time transportation information, on-line access or PC download.

In today’s competitive environment outsourcing freight payment and information technology will help you to become more focused and more competitive.  Your accounting, information systems, and transportation personnel will be able to focus on core responsibilities to maximize efficiency.   In short, BBA gives you the ability to focus on management, not on clerical functions.




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