Publications

Check out our library of reports, white papers and eBooks, featuring market experts' views and insights.

Freight Sourcing

Freight Marketplace: More Partners, More Offers, One Neutral Space

Freight Marketplace: More Partners, More Offers, One Neutral Space

Freight Marketplace connects buyers and sellers with the future of freight procurement. 

 

 

  • Fair prices faster

  • Expanded business network

  • Trust and transparency

  • Find available capacity quicker

 

9 steps to leverage the spot market

9 steps to leverage the spot market

This eBook provides a comprehensive overview of the spot freight market and explains how to leverage it to improve your procurement strategy, your transport assignment operations and your business’s bottom line.

 

Read it now and gain an understanding of:

 

  • The dynamics of the spot market vs. contracted freight

  • Which lanes to assign via spot market for optimal efficiency

  • The benefits of automating the assignment process

 

Science-based transportation: shifting the portfolio mix

Science-based transportation: shifting the portfolio mix

Written by Dr. Angela Acocella, a Researcher at Tilburg University School of Economics and Management and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, this report contains actionable insights, based on scientific research.

 

Find out:

 

  • How shippers can identify network segments unsuitable for contracts and strategically opt for spot assignments
  • How alternative contracts like dynamic pricing can outperform traditional fixed-price contracts

Mastering Freight Procurement: 10 expert tips for launching better RFQs

Mastering Freight Procurement: 10 expert tips for launching better RFQs

Our experts share their accumulated knowledge in this whitepaper to equip you with invaluable process-based expertise and dramatically increase your Freight Procurement RFQ success.

 

What’s inside:

 

  • 10 detailed and universal tips derived from years of experience
  • Expert-approved checklist to launch a well-prepared bid invitation

Five reasons why your business needs to join the automation revolution

Five reasons why your business needs to join the automation revolution

The spot market has always been a challenging place. Supply chain disruptions, market fragmentation, and pricing uncertainty all contribute to a complex, fluctuating marketplace dominated by manual effort and time-consuming procurement processes.
 

Dive in to discover how to:
 

  • Increase productivity by 20% 

  • Achieve average match times of just one to two hours 

  • Reduce costs by 8-12% on average

From Gut Feelings to Data-Driven Decision Making: How to Unlock New Value in Transportation Management

From Gut Feelings to Data-Driven Decision Making: How to Unlock New Value in Transportation Management

Our report presents and assesses the countless advantages to exploiting data for all its worth.

 

Find out how to:

 

  • Use market intelligence to save time and money
  • Exploit freight audit as a source of actionable transportation data and intelligence 
  • Deepen the value of network-based transportation management platforms with automation

Network Horizon Report 2022: 7 key discoveries from carriers

Network Horizon Report 2022: 7 key discoveries from carriers

The report summarizes the findings of our Global Carrier Survey 2022. Use it to:

 

  • Support your efforts to stress-test your current strategies with a deepened understanding of the entire logistics landscape based on market-leading logistics data and trusted insights 
  • Make progress towards stabilizing relationships with shippers based on new findings representing industry-wide sentiment, despite major pressure caused by supply chain shortages and energy prices 

How to become a Shipper of Choice: Rate Structure

How to become a Shipper of Choice: Rate Structure

Receiving as many good quality rates as possible is one of the most important outcomes of a tender. But how do you achieve this?

 

  • Keep it simple 
  • Use an efficient rate structure 
  • Optimise your tender strategy 
  • Allow flexibility in your bidding process

Navigating supply chain risks: Three strategies to create resilience during uncertain times

Navigating supply chain risks: Three strategies to create resilience during uncertain times

In today's dynamic business landscape, supply chain professionals face a variety of challenges. While unpredictable events are unavoidable, their impact can be mitigated – and even used as a force for transformative change. 

Discover the three key strategies that will help you supercharge your supply chain:

 

  • Carrier management 

  • SWOT analysis and sanity check  

  • Forecast & action methodology 

Dock & Yard Management

Dock Delays: The true costs and how to cut them

Dock Delays: The true costs and how to cut them

In this paper we shed light on the real costs of dock and yard inefficiencies and explain how to mitigate them with Time Slot Management. We’ll share real-world examples of how you can effectively tackle each type of cost, with success stories from market leaders.

Find out how to:
 

  • Evaluate the real costs related to dock and yard delays for your business
  • Effectively mitigate those costs by leveraging dock and yard management solutions
  • Transform your yard from a cost centre into an efficient hub

Contemporary Trends in Grocery Retail Logistics

Contemporary Trends in Grocery Retail Logistics

Learn how digital technologies can help food supply chain players to manage developments in the urban grocery retail game in this new report. Think of it as your recipe book for success.
 

Key Takeaways:
 

  • Exclusive insights on major trends emerging in grocery retail transport
  • Digitalisation & Consumer-led Innovations
  • Real-Time Data Visibility

Leveraging Real-Time Data and the Network Effect for Next Level Time Slot Management

Leveraging Real-Time Data and the Network Effect for Next Level Time Slot Management

Transporeon collaborated with ARC Advisory Group to conduct a survey report that uncovers the true power of time slot management, how to optimize its value by leveraging the network effect, and the impact of current tech trends.
 

Dive in to discover how to:

 

  • Leverage the network effect
  • Commit to using real-time data
  • Continue to innovate

Transport Execution

Science-based transportation: shifting the portfolio mix

Science-based transportation: shifting the portfolio mix

Written by Dr. Angela Acocella, a Researcher at Tilburg University School of Economics and Management and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, this report contains actionable insights, based on scientific research.

 

Find out:

 

  • How shippers can identify network segments unsuitable for contracts and strategically opt for spot assignments
  • How alternative contracts like dynamic pricing can outperform traditional fixed-price contracts

McKinsey Research Report

McKinsey Research Report

A balancing act: How trucking companies can find the optimal spot/contract mix

 

Dive in to discover how to:

 

  • Understand lane differences and make decisions lane by lane, rather than adopting a “one size fits all” approach 

  • Leverage demand forecasting to improve decisions and predict changes in rate differences between spot and contract per lane

Understanding Ocean Freight Handbook

Understanding Ocean Freight Handbook

28 graphs to help you understand the basics of container and maritime transport logistics, including:
 

  • The basics of container and maritime transport

  • Global container transport networks

  • Ocean carriers and Alliances

  • Rates and contracts

  • Bunker and GHG reduction

Four steps to smart transport assignment and execution

Four steps to smart transport assignment and execution

The way we use the spot market has changed.

 

Get smarter about how you plan and execute transports with a highly flexible assignment strategy.

 

Work your way through our four simple steps to define your perfect mix of contract volumes and spot buying.

Freight Audit

From Gut Feelings to Data-Driven Decision Making: How to Unlock New Value in Transportation Management

From Gut Feelings to Data-Driven Decision Making: How to Unlock New Value in Transportation Management

Our report presents and assesses the countless advantages to exploiting data for all its worth.

 

Find out how to:

 

  • Use market intelligence to save time and money
  • Exploit freight audit as a source of actionable transportation data and intelligence 
  • Deepen the value of network-based transportation management platforms with automation

Forward to the future: Freight Spend Insights

Forward to the future: Freight Spend Insights

This eBook offers an inside look at the current state of data management in supply chain management — and how you can use new technology to harness the power of big data in strategic decision-making.

 

  • The evolving role of data in supply chain management
  • The limitations of early technology and legacy systems
  • The benefits of an interactive, personalizable data dashboard for different teams

How to generate business-wide cost savings with Transporeon Freight Audit

How to generate business-wide cost savings with Transporeon Freight Audit

The world of global trade and manufacturing is increasingly complex and varied.

 

Freight Audit offers you a simple solution to your logistical operations through cost savings, streamlined processes, data visibility and much more.

 

 

5 reasons why you need Freight Audit

5 reasons why you need Freight Audit

Discover how outsourcing your freight audit will give you a tighter grip on your finances, enabling you to make better business decisions.

 

Our platform streamlines your financial processes, by capturing and analysing data across all transport modes. This single source of audited data provides complete visibility, giving you a true view of your logistic operations.

Visibility

TOP 5 Real-Time Visibility myths impacting Logistics Service Providers

TOP 5 Real-Time Visibility myths impacting Logistics Service Providers

In this whitepaper we debunk five common myths, backed up by the experiences of our Visibility Hub customers. We want to show that by embracing real-time visibility you can take the leap into the future of logistics.

 

Learn how to:

 

  • Cut check-calls by up to 50% 

  • Reduce waiting times by up 15%

  • Enjoy 5% savings

How to win freights and influence people with real-time visibility

How to win freights and influence people with real-time visibility

Everyone’s talking about it, but is it really possible to win new business with real-time visibility?

 

In this eBook, we decode the technology to explain how you can expand your business using Transporeon Visibility.

 

 

Insights

Elevate your logistics game with Freight Perspectives

Elevate your logistics game with Freight Perspectives

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In each issue, Transporeon’s Market Intelligence team demystifies market complexities, providing you with the latest trends and actionable information.

 

Stay ahead in the dynamic world of freight and transportation with Freight Perspectives.

 

360° Insights

360° Insights

Discover how Knauf and Pfeifer benchmarked their data to gain a competitive edge.

 

This white paper has been written by logistics business journalist Paul Hamblin, in conjunction with Knauf, a world-leading manufacturer of construction materials, and Pfeifer who is one of the top three timber manufacturers in the EU.

 

Together they offer insights into how data is the key to solving your logistics challenges.

 

McKinsey Research Report

McKinsey Research Report

A balancing act: How trucking companies can find the optimal spot/contract mix

 

Dive in to discover how to:

 

  • Understand lane differences and make decisions lane by lane, rather than adopting a “one size fits all” approach 

  • Leverage demand forecasting to improve decisions and predict changes in rate differences between spot and contract per lane

Forward to the future: Freight Spend Insights

Forward to the future: Freight Spend Insights

This eBook offers an inside look at the current state of data management in supply chain management — and how you can use new technology to harness the power of big data in strategic decision-making.

 

  • The evolving role of data in supply chain management
  • The limitations of early technology and legacy systems
  • The benefits of an interactive, personalizable data dashboard for different teams

Network Horizon Report 2022: 7 key discoveries from carriers

Network Horizon Report 2022: 7 key discoveries from carriers

The report summarizes the findings of our Global Carrier Survey 2022. Use it to:

 

  • Support your efforts to stress-test your current strategies with a deepened understanding of the entire logistics landscape based on market-leading logistics data and trusted insights 
  • Make progress towards stabilizing relationships with shippers based on new findings representing industry-wide sentiment, despite major pressure caused by supply chain shortages and energy prices 

Sustainability

The 2024 Green Freight Report: Is transportation on track?

The 2024 Green Freight Report: Is transportation on track?

Compared to 2023 reports, carriers and shippers are collaborating less. Get the latest insights and use the findings to foster further conversations about major sustainability challenges, and opportunities to adopt greener practices. 

Use the report to guide:
 

  • Scenario planning;
  • Decarbonisation strategies;
  • Target setting;
  • Action planning.

Sustainability made Simple

Sustainability made Simple

Confused by sustainability jargon? We joined forces with Smart Freight Centre and Accenture and put together a dictionary that demystifies key terms around environmental impact and decarbonisation, within this dynamic industry. 


From Carbon Border Tax to Well-to-wheel, Sustainability made Simple offers 49 easy-to-understand definitions, which will empower you and your business to go green! 


Download it now and take your first step toward sustainability literacy.

Are you Fit for 55?

Are you Fit for 55?

The European Union’s plan to cut CO2 emissions by at least 55% by 2030 is set to go into effect in 2023. This ambitious target — part of the overall European Green Deal — requires both strategic and technical shifts for transport and logistics organizations.

 

Plan ahead and determine which tools you need to help you measure and reduce your CO2 emissions. Join the Carbon Intelligence Mastermind community to download the checklist.

Decarbonizing Freight 2022

Decarbonizing Freight 2022

Get fresh insight into:
 

  • The shift in attitude towards sustainability from companies responsible for scope 1 emissions

  • Preferred alternatives to fossil fuels – and analysis into how these choices are being formed

  • Sustainability trailblazers’ perspectives on routes to decarbonizing freight and achieving sustainability targets

The Road to Net Zero

The Road to Net Zero

The European Union has set a goal to be climate neutral by 2050. Today, road freight accounts for 20% of all CO2 emissions from transport in Europe, and is still growing.

 

This in-depth report is the result of expert interviews with supply chain leaders who share their outlook on how we can meet the EU’s 2050 goal as well as focus on immediate steps for today and tomorrow.

Platform

Transportation Pulse Report 2024

Transportation Pulse Report 2024

Prepare for dark clouds on the horizon.

 

Find out from industry experts why automation, real-time insights and collaboration are more important than ever to prepare and respond effectively to the challenges ahead.

 

Adrian Gonzalez has curated a comprehensive view of the industry's trajectory, using exclusive insights gained from interviews at Transporeon Summit 2023.

 

IN SYNC magazine - 2023 edition

IN SYNC magazine - 2023 edition

Access the latest transportation news, thought leadership insights and success stories.


Read about:
 

  • The impact of new regulations on our industry, in terms of electronic documents and forthcoming CO2 compliance 
  • The advantages our customers have gained from transacting on the Transporeon platform
  • The latest hot topics, such as the driver shortage and empty loads, and how we can manage these challenges

Transportation Pulse Report 2023

Transportation Pulse Report 2023

Welcome to the Platform Era.

 

Bridging the gap between the transportation of today and tomorrow: gain insights into transformational trends, greater collaborations and new platform solutions.

 

Authored in collaboration with Adrian Gonzalez, Founder of Talking Logistics and President of Adelante SCM, the third edition of our annual Pulse Report is based on the views and experiences of industry leaders from around the world.

Transportation Pulse Report 2022

Transportation Pulse Report 2022

Building a Better Tomorrow in Transportation.

 

Findings unveiled in the second edition of our Transportation Pulse Report 2022 provide food for thought for the experts, and unrivaled insight to guide us forward in the face of uncertainty.

 

  • The Physical vs. Digital Supply Chain 
  • A Trust Problem in Supply Chains
  • Not Just Software Eating the World Anymore

2021 Supply Chain Retrospective Magazine

2021 Supply Chain Retrospective Magazine

This past year has been a challenge for everyone, especially within the transport industry. And with that comes the opportunity to learn and grow.
 

We’ve collected the top insights from industry insiders to help us make sense of the past year — and set us up for success in 2022. 

Transportation Pulse Report 2021

Transportation Pulse Report 2021

Trust the Network.

 

Together with Adrian Gonzalez, President of Adelante SCM, we have conducted a survey among 300 industry stakeholders around the globe on desired outcomes re-thinking the current transportation process.

 

  • Pulse check - current state of play in the logistics industry

  • Diagnosing the issues - global leaders highlight opportunities to strengthen what works and fix what doesn’t

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Our solutions for your transport and logistic needs

Visibility Hub

Visibility

Visibility
  • Reduce check calls and automate processes.
  • Increase performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Reduce wait and dwell times with more accurate ETAs.
  • Increase your on-time performance and avoid penalties  
  • Reduce CO2 emissions and empty mileage.

Freight Audit and Payment Hub

Analytics

Analytics
  • Pre-fill and validate fields from the Transporeon platform.
  • Easily transfer documents to ERP systems via the interface.
  • All relevant parties maintain access to the latest versions of all documents.
  • Get automatic reminders and notifications for requirements documents.
  • Instantaneous and traceable digital transmission of all documents.

Transport Execution Hub

Attachment Services

Attachment Services
  • Pre-fill and validate fields from the Transporeon platform
  • Easily transfer documents to ERP systems via the interface
  • All relevant parties maintain access to the latest versions of all documents
  • Get automatic reminders and notifications for requirements documents
  • Instantaneous and traceable digital transmission of all documents

Freight Sourcing Hub

Autonomous Procurement

Autonomous Procurement
  • Automates procurement using data and behavioural science.
  • Analyses how carriers make pricing decisions.
  • Achieves requested capacity at lower freight rates for road transports.
  • Fully automated process of predicting, framing offers, and concluding assignments.
  • Entirely carrier specific and automated process.

Transport Execution Hub

Best Carrier

Best Carrier
  • Access the spot market more easily.
  • Cut transaction costs by up to 19%.
  • React quickly to market fluctuations.
  • Improve process efficiency with better integrations.
  • Cloud-based system provides real-time transparency.

Freight Sourcing Hub

Carrier Premium Account

Carrier Premium Account
  • Apply for suitable calls for bids with one click and win new customers.
  • Make your business known on the platform and in the service provider database.
  • Clear distribution of competencies and tasks between Head Office and Branch Office.
  • Optimize internal processes through additional functions and reports.

Dock & Yard Management Hub

Digital Transport Documents

Digital Transport Documents
  • Paperless management of the consignment note through all involved parties
  • Easy usage due to conveniently comment and signing of the eCMR on a mobile device
  • Provide the eCMR in real time via Transporeon platform plus additional communication channels

Platform Capabilities

ERP Interfaces

ERP Interfaces
  • Integrate the Transporeon platform into your ERP system using the ERP interfaces.
  • Stay within your ERP system while using the full-service power of the integrated Transporeon platform.

Transport Execution Hub

Event Management

Event Management
  • Track transports from collection to end-point delivery with digital event management.
  • Events can be defined and provided to customer needs.
  • View actual delivery status and trigger subsequent processes.
  • Reliable information about time of arrival for all parties.
  • Enable proactive reactions or automated platform based mitigation tasks.

Dock & Yard Management Hub

Extended Yard Management powered by Peripass

Extended Yard Management powered by Peripass
  • Reduce manual efforts by digitising the registration process.
  • Save on reception costs and reduce waiting times.
  • Keep an overview of your site and how capacity is used.
  • Shorten lead times, increase volumes and reduce waiting costs by 85%.
  • Get a real-time overview of all trucks, containers, trailers etc on site.
  • Centralise and digitise the operations of shunters, forklift and truck drivers and security personnel on site.

Freight Audit & Payment Hub

Freight Audit

Freight Audit
  • Full visibility of process, data and carrier performance.
  • Logistics should no longer deal with invoicing.
  • Underbilling is reported.
  • Receives alerts about rejection/approval.
  • Cost allocation of freight audit costs are automated.

Transport Execution Hub

Freight Matching

Freight Matching
  • Maximize profitability and productivity by equipping your teams to utilize available capacity opportunities within your trusted network, faster.
  • Enable your carriers to realize their full potential by matching with the loads that are right for them.
  • Manage your carrier relationships with more transparency from increased number of data points.
  • Stay in control of your shipments and provide end-to-end visibility to your customers, and eradicate check calls.
  • Reduce manual effort, and increase accuracy with full digitalization.

Freight Sourcing Hub

Freight Procurement

Freight Procurement
  • Smart purchasing strategy.
  • Achieve optimum freight rates.
  • Reduce administrative effort and costs.
  • Find suitable partners worldwide.
  • Audit-proof the tendering process.

Freight Sourcing Hub

Procurement Advisory

Procurement Advisory
  • Save up to 19% on freight costs.
  • Save 30% on administrative effort with e-sourcing.
  • Use only quality-approved data for tender processes and RFQ events.
  • Ensure 100% compliance with tendering processes.

Freight Audit & Payment Hub

Freight Settlement

Freight Settlement
  • Save time by resolving billing issues before the invoice is sent.
  • Simplified control of individual invoice items.
  • All settlement transactions are displayed in their entirety to provide complete transparency.
  • Company-wide and standardized coordination process.
  • Can be also used as stand-alone-solution also compatible with other products.

Insights Hub

Market Insights

Market Insights
  • Monitor the contractually agreed rates between shippers, logistic service providers, and the spot market.
  • Use important "indirect" indicators to illustrate the capacity situation on any given lane or market.
  • Define the lanes and metrics that you want to monitor.
  • Get a clear overview of the biggest market changes and top movers.

Freight Sourcing Hub

Strategic Benchmarking

Strategic Benchmarking
  • Persistent freight cost savings with up to 8% with our state of art benchmarking approach.
  • Get the most comprehensive overview of all markets and for all modes.
  • Profit from insights into latest market developments & forecasts.
  • Get a deeper understanding of rate developments & costs drivers.
  • Receive regular information with market overviews, developments, cost drivers.

Transport Execution Hub

No-Touch Order

No-Touch Order
  • Automated shipment execution processes.
  • Fewer empty runs.
  • Cut process costs by up to 30%.

Transport Execution Hub

Rate Management

Rate Management
  • All freight rates and freight contracts in one centralized database.
  • Rate query engine factors in multiple currencies, surcharges and total chargeable cost per available carrier.
  • Optimization of inquiry processes and better usage of internal resources.
  • Fully integrated process of assigning transports and management of rates in an organization.
  • Centralized interfaces and import/export functions.

Visibility Hub

Real Time Workflow

Real Time Workflow
  • Less labor-intensive solution due to electronic workflows and paperless management of transport documents.
  • Integration of drivers into the digital workflow.
  • Immediate updates about status changes and shipping stages of the goods to be delivered.
  • Photographic documentation of transport damage and proof of cargo safety.

Dock & Yard Management Hub

Real-Time Yard Management

Real-Time Yard Management
  • Improve overall visibility and ability to predict changes.
  • Combine yard, transport, and warehouse management.
  • Automate arrivals, check-ins, and call-offs.
  • Avoid costs and fees caused by idle and inefficient processes.
  • Monitor, measure, and improve KPIs.

Dock & Yard Management Hub

Time Slot Management for Retail

Time Slot Management for Retail
  • Increase handling capacity by up to 20%
  • Reduce driver wait times by up to 40%
  • Shorten loading times by up to 60 minutes
  • Audit and legal security
  • Completely documented processes

Platform Capabilities

SAP Add-on

SAP Add-on
  • The SAP Add Ons integrates all Transporeon functionalities without a need for interfaces or middleware into the SAP ERP system.
  • Benefit from the Transporeon UX within your standard SAP system.

Market Intelligence & Benchmarking

Supply Chain Advisory

Supply Chain Advisory
  • Know-How from more than 1,700 supply chain projects and 25+ years of experience 
  • Gain full global network transparency  
  • Achieve cost savings through supply chain optimization
  • Support for all phases, from conception to implementation into your supply chain
  • Deep knowledge of all modes of transport
  • Specialized Benchmarks with proven Market Intelligence methodology