Ocean capacity crunch fuels the importance of modern logistics software

Ongoing extreme events that impact global trade and logistics keep on happening and require logistics teams to be more flexible and agile to handle chaos and the unforeseen. While strategic thinking is very much required, tactical action is key. The right partnerships are more important than ever to move goods and that means you need to have the right tools (logistics software!) to select them.

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Carriers and partnerships are key to logistics teams

So why are carriers so silent when they receive yet again a tender via Ariba or have to decipher overloaded excel files they have to fill out and quote to? Why do carriers not invest in best practice and share knowledge about how to buy freight? Shippers could actually learn a lot from carriers as often rate sheets are made very complicated and nobody knows why but they just go with it anyway. But a lot of work goes into it on the carrier side which goes unnoticed by the Shipper.

Specialized freight sourcing platforms are dedicated to making the procurement process faster and better yet very few carriers embrace the change and make it their unique selling point. A freight sourcing process takes two sides to be successful!

When resources are short, market dynamics unpredictable, capacity limited and costs enormously increasing you may want to move away from running a multi-million freight sourcing event from a spread sheet

Pieter Kinds – CEO and founder of Freightender

The importance of transportation procurement software

Generic transportation procurement tools are not equipped to support local teams and excel only goes so far in being efficient and fast in running tenders. Dedicated logistics sourcing platforms are where you get value.

Get the demo and see how you can change logistics procurement! On average, shippers that run a tender with our software ensure 10% more savings in the tender than without a platform. Get out of Excel and get into Freightender!

freight sourcing features of freightender
  • We integrate logistics procurement with rate management and carrier management
  • The digital process gives real-time visibility while people work from home.
  • Digital gives structure to the process while automating most processes
  • Better carrier managementOnline Q&A
  • A platform can make millions of calculations in seconds….
  • Process and selection accountability is transparent
  • No EXCELlent skills needed to run a tender
Pieter Kinds

Pieter Kinds

CEO Freightender.com

Freightender is the standard in freight tendering. It makes the tender process lean, smarter and much faster. 
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9 crucial tips for your freight RFQBest practice in freight procurement

9 important suggestions based on our experience of working
with 100's of companies on their freight tenders.