Supply Chain Assessment Tool

The AML Overview is a powerful supply chain assessment tool that has been carefully designed to grade risk, identify gaps and create opportunities across your international business operations.

Managing economic supply lines can present as a challenge to all businesses, from start-ups to multinational corporates.

Business growth can create gaps and blind spots in the supply chain, while business consolidation can lead to waste and lost efficiencies.

Risk profiles shift quickly in volatile conditions, opportunities can be missed in emerging markets and changes in global trade practices, compliance and laws can be missed.

The AML Overview is a tool used by our Global Trade Advisory team to quickly assess supply chain health, grade risk areas, identify how to close gaps and provide practical steps to implement.

Why it is important to review and update your supply chain strategy regularly

Changes to your business or the environment your business operates in can result in obsolete systems that no longer add value and disconnect important links in your supply chain.  A regular assessment of your supply chain can help business to:  

  1. Clarify insurance coverage, risk of carriage and cost of risk
  2. Understand areas of financial exposure and opportunities to improve cashflow
  3. Discover changes in global trade practices, compliance and laws
  4. Decipher ways for creating efficiency in procurement functions
  5. Achieve cost reduction in fulfilment operations
  6. Identify how to globalise and mitigate supply risks
  7. Create alignment with service providers

Expected Outcomes

  • Immediate Results. We help you to obtain a high-level overview of your supply chain health straight away.
  • Transparent Solutions. We help you to identify specific risk areas in order of priority and how to close gaps.
  • Practical Steps. We provide you with simple and practical steps to implement.

Key Assessment Areas

  • Insurance and Risk. Insurance, cost of risk and INCO Terms.
  • Finance. Payment terms and trade finance.
  • Trade and Compliance. Due Diligence, Chain of Responsibility, Illegal Logging, Modern Slavery, Sanctions, Trade Controls.
  • Procurement. Sourcing, ordering, purchasing and quality assurance.
  • Fulfilment. Delivery and distribution.
  • Supplier Management. Globalisation, supplier and product management.
  • Shipping and Logistics. Shipping, logistics, customs brokerage and tariffs.


Minimal preparation is needed because the AML Overview starts with an initial assessment deigned to discover your objectives, challenges and blind spots.  A deeper review will be recommended for areas where gaps are identified.

How it works

The AML Overview is conducted in three phases.  First, an initial 45-minute consultation which includes a data-point assessment and discussion about the results.  Second, we conduct a deeper analysis of the assessment and provide you with a detailed report.  Third, we provide strategic recommendations and advice.

Creating more value

Some of our recommendations may include a deeper review, audit or steps to be taken.  In many cases you will be able to do this within your own business, however we may also offer additional services that create value.

How to get started

To get started, contact us here and type “AML Overview” in the message field.

Our AML Global Trade Advisory team will contact you and go through the next steps.

Ocean Freight Spend Forecasting Tool

The AML Forecaster has been carefully designed to provide importers and exporters with financial projections and customised strategies for their seasonal ocean freight trends.

It can be difficult to decide on the right ocean freight strategy in volatile markets, with so many options and tactics to consider.

Named Accounts and Annualised Contracts can afford volume importers and exporters with a greater level of consistency in pricing, transits and routes, but timing and conditions can be difficult to navigate.

Freight of All Kinds (FAK), Market and Spot rates offer flexibility and room to pivot in fluid conditions with more scope to capitalise on under-utilised voyages, but can expose importers and exporters to higher freight rates in peak periods.

Basket and Quarterly arrangements can act as a more balanced approach, but with more “pros and cons”.

Delivering accurate projections in a time of uncertainty

The AML Forecaster is a supply chain assessment tool designed to provide volume importers and exporters with an ocean freight spend projection across multiple scenarios so they can make informed decisions and adopt the right ocean freight strategy for their business.

How it works

First, we need to understand your seasonal trends in order to plot a monthly or weekly volume forecast. We recognise that ordering and shipping cycles can be difficult to predict especially in volatile markets, however our sophisticated analytics will allow us to use your previous year volume statistics.

Then with our AML modelling tools, we use your seasonal volumes to project an overall freight spend in each scenario.

This allows us to analyse named account, basket and market rate options for your business and provide strategic ocean freight recommendations supported by a summary of the powerful modelling used.

Expected outcomes

  • Compare the latest NAC, BA and FAK options
  • Obtain annual ocean freight spend projections
  • Determine most optimal ocean freight product for your business
  • Measure contractual, basket and market scenarios against your seasonal trends

How to get started

To get started, contact us here and type “AML Forecaster” in the message field.

An AML specialist will contact you and go through the next steps.