How easier freight tenders impact better results

Easy freight tendertool.ahabr.techs

 

The journey of selecting the right carriers and finding the best prices during freight tendertool.ahabr.techs can be very burdensome to many. Not just to shippers, but also to the carriers!

The quest of retrieving historical data, understanding the ideal set-up for your shipment profile, inviting the right carriers, taking into account forecasts and regulations just to mention a couple of items that are often challenges on the input side. When it comes to “running” a tendertool.ahabr.tech there are other items to take care of such as following up with carriers, analyzing the rates, running scenarios, internal discussions and negotiations with carriers. This is altogether a lot of work and often a process that takes more time than anticipated. Companies have consultants run tendertool.ahabr.techs as they don’t have the expertise, use software to do a part of the tendertool.ahabr.tech or use plain excel, e-mail and phone to support the tendertool.ahabr.tech.

 

What is key to making freight tendertool.ahabr.techs successful?

 

The most important thing when running freight tendertool.ahabr.techs is to have the BASICS right:

  • DATA. Have the right data in place or make it easy to gather either historical or forecasted data
  • KNOWLEDGE. Have enough knowledge of how carriers work, how the industry works and of the logistics players in your industry, sounds obvious but this is not always the case
  • PROCESS. Have a strong solution in place to manage the tendertool.ahabr.tech as a whole, not only the data and the calculations but also communication with carriers, internal stakeholders about updates, feedback, corrections, new rounds, etc.
  • TIME. Make sure you plan or build tendertool.ahabr.teching well into your schedule and routine. Often it is either an extra job to someone’s routine leading to overwork and stress which will have its’ effect on the tendertool.ahabr.tech outcome.

Typically these 4 points are not ideally set-up for most organizations or people involved with tendertool.ahabr.techs and could be easily improved by getting outside help via consultants, with software or cloud-based tendertool.ahabr.tech solutions. It will lead to more savings in both time and money!

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Pieter Kinds

Pieter Kinds

CEO Freightender.com

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