10 tips for transport tendering: The objectives must be clear! (Part 1)

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Transport tenders can have different reasons and targets. In order for them to be successful, there are a number of points that must always be observed. I would like to follow up on these points here in the blog and discuss the most important steps of a successful transport tendering. The hints and tips are the result of many years of experience in advising and accompanying our customers in various tendering projects.

Define clear objectives for the transport tendering

Tenders are often issued to benchmark the agreed rates against the market, especially when current contracts with existing service providers expire. Perhaps you also have the explicit goal of optimizing freight costs. If the goal is to achieve maximum savings, you should allow sufficient time for the tendering process.

Cost effects from transport bundling

Each round costs time, but presumably also brings the desired cost effects through appropriate transport bundling. A tender to which you only invite the existing service providers and make few adjustments to the transport bundling, on the other hand, usually takes less time, as all parties involved are already aware of the required service. Thus, objectives and time planning are closely linked.

So much for my tip today on the objective of the transport tender. In the next blog I will deal with the correct timing of a tender.

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