E-procurement automation in the Logistics Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

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INFOGRAPHIC – How severe can the lack of automation and data use be in the logistics procurement cycles of global manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers?


In 2016, shippers and LSP’s are still not shifting towards the use of freight sourcing technology on a large scale. Despite a broader availability of (dedicated) procurement tools and software, and a broader understanding of them.

In this article (+ infographic), we are trying to unravel why. Why do we cling on to manual or spreadsheet-based procurement practices?


What is Logistics E-Procurement or procurement automation exactly?


What important is it understand, is that the implementation of procurement technology does not mean the expulsion of all human interaction. Instead, automated procurement means a company is employing a substantial amount of technology to support its transportation buying process, allowing staff to interact where necessary to solve problems and optimize the process.


In this infographic, we have gathered data from multiple resources to investigate how transportation procurement fits within companies. What are the factors holding technology adoption back? Are there key area’s to focus on? What transportation mode requires automation the most? And what are the procurement pain points Logistics professionals must address in 2017?

Shippers and E-Procurement automation


Transportation is of vital importance to retailing and manufacturers. According to almost 75% of retailers, transportation plays a critical part in their companies’ omni-channel strategy. Freight Procurement is a periodic and returning process multiple times per year, often for multiple transportation modes. But the way shipper approach carriers during tendertool.ahabr.tech processes leave much room for improvement. In this infographic, we address procurement pain points that shippers can address with E-procurement automation in 2017.

LSP’s and E-procurement automation


Carriers and global freight forwarders need to distribute the tendertool.ahabr.techs they receive throughout the organization. Since LSP’s easily receive hundreds of tendertool.ahabr.techs on an annual basis, this ‘big burden’ for LSP’s will touch the surface during the upcoming years.

Next to that, Logistics Service providers are challenges to improve the overall procurement process. Therefore, to manage and respond to as many Transportation Tenders, they must work closely together with shippers. Whom from their perspective must focus on making their tendertool.ahabr.techs more carrier-friendly and efficient. The infographic takes this subject into account along the road.


The state of E-procurement and automation Infographic 





1. The eighth annual American Shipper Transportation Procurement Benchmark report is produced in partnership with the National Retail Federation (NRF), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA).

2. Shipper, sell your tendertool.ahabr.tech in order to buy your freight! Pieter Kinds’ blog on Linkedin

3. Freight bids leave plenty room for improvement, Dan Goodwill.President of Dan Goodwill & Associates Inc.


About Freightender – The independent Freight E-sourcing platform


Freightender is a technology-driven E-sourcing platform, focussed on the logistics industry. With our cloud-based and mobile-friendly solution, we aim to make freight tendertool.ahabr.teching as easy as possible. We have automated many Excel calculation functions, reporting and scenario building within our tool. Furthermore, we reduce the time spend on a tendertool.ahabr.tech severely with fast, cloud-based communication flows between shippers and suppliers. Optimize logistics costs, improve carrier relationships and improve decision-making based on solid logistics data.



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