AUTOMOTIVE


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING /

POWERTRAIN & CHASSIS TECHNOLOGY


€36.9 BILLION

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ZF Friedrichshafen

Easy handling of complex logistics tenders

Customer

ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. With its comprehensive technology portfolio, the company offers integrated solutions for established vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and start-up companies in the fields of transportation and mobility. In 2018, ZF achieved sales of €36.9 billion. The company has a global workforce of 149,000 with approximately 230 locations in 40 countries.

Since 2015, we have been tendering for air, sea, and land freight worldwide via Ticontract. As a result, we have increased speed and significantly reduced administrative expenses. In addition, we can ensure that all internal requirements and compliance guidelines are met.

Sarah Rebstein, Freight & Logistics Services
Purchasing ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Challenges

  • Difficult to keep track of changing markets due to increasing complexity and dynamics
  • Very complex to prepare and evaluate strategic tenders
  • Lack of centralization causes high manual effort to execute air and sea freight spot tenders
  • No guarantee of transparency and audit security for all involved parties

Solution

To address these challenges, ZF now uses the Ticontract platform for handling its complex logistics tenders with the following results:

  • Simple and clear management of tenders for air, sea, and land freight on the platform
  • Achieves competitive offers and enables comprehensive offer evaluation
  • Use of one central platform for all tenders worldwide
  • Ticontract logistics experts support ZF with tendering-related tasks (Managed Service)
  • Efficient execution of ad hoc tenders by using predefined templates
  • Access to a global carrier pool with over 40,000 logistics service providers

Results

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OPTIMIZED RESULTS

Includes analysis and evaluation options; a dedicated analysis module creates scenarios and reports

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BESPOKE SERVICE

ZF and its carriers receive a custommade service with best-practice experience and global support

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SUCCESSFUL PURCHASING

Achieving the best possible freight rates

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LESS EFFORT

Significant savings in administrative processes