Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. The company pursues to be the preferred supplier for its steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to its customers worldwide. Bekaert Corporation, a subsidiary of Belgium-based NV Bekaert SA (Euronext Brussels: BEKB), was established in 1880 and is a global company with almost 30,000 employees worldwide. In late 2015, Bekaert Corporation implemented the Transporeon platform to help align strategic sourcing and executional transportation management across its North American operations.
From a commercial aspect, Transporeon allowed for a higher level of transparency and the ability to build a controlled strategy for the transportation spend of the business.
Matt Watring, Transportation sourcing manager North America
All five of Bekaert’s U.S. manufacturing facilities plus three additional business units now use the Transporeon platform, achieving:
better planning & execution
An “appointment-only” model ensures time slots are set up to match shipping capacity
Transportation for incoming freight, returns and LTL is now centralized and much simpler given the ability to handle more volume with less effort
ease of reporting
Significant reduction in carrier payment processing effort with quicker issue resolution
Ability to independently validate tenders assigned to lowest-cost provider in an audit-proof system