Bust myths and bank benefits by joining the AI revolution

07/19/2023 | 12 min

The spot-buying arena is full of external frictions and uncertainties, including supply chain disruptions, market fragmentation and price volatility. Businesses can establish guidelines for operations by investing in benchmarking data, but that data often lacks practicality in the present. Although bid collection tools are widely used in the market, they fail to effectively explore the market or gather and utilize real-time data. Consequently, shippers find themselves becoming passive recipients of market rates, susceptible to price fluctuations, and acutely aware that they are not maximizing their potential earnings.

A clear demand for transformation

Industry leaders are starting to recognize the urgent need to transform transportation procurement processes. While achieving such a significant shift is challenging – especially considering the potential disruption to operations and competitiveness during the transition – the solution lies in harnessing the power of cutting-edge technologies. By combining big data from network-based transportation management platforms with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, businesses can unlock the benefits of AI-powered sourcing automation, known as autonomous procurement.

What is Autonomous Procurement?

Autonomous Procurement is cutting-edge software that reimagines the spot buying process, offering targeted rates to carriers based on differentiation, instant matching and walk-away pricing. It promises incredible things for your freight strategy, but what is it?  

Unlike rule-based automation, Autonomous Procurement operates within a constrained decision space, employing AI algorithms to make independent decisions based on predefined criteria. By trusting software to make strategic decisions, businesses can achieve productivity gains and focus on higher-value activities.  

One thing’s for sure – it’s not simply automated procurement; it goes far beyond that. Autonomous Procurement leverages AI and behavioral science to optimize the entire freight procurement process while empowering human resources.  

Our latest eBook explores the true essence of Autonomous Procurement and its benefits, debunks common misconceptions, and reveals the top five compelling reasons why your business needs to embrace the automation revolution.


Make an informed investment

The power to tame what was once the wild west of freight procurement is now in your hands.

If you’re tasked with the challenge of optimizing freight procurement from beginning to end, lowering transaction costs and speeding up the process for both shippers and carriers, you’ll love Autonomous Procurement.

Download the eBook for the tools you need to get started, and join the automation revolution.


Reduce average spot costs by 8-12% 

By applying advanced analytics to the spot market, you can consistently achieve the best spot market prices available. Slash your buying rates by 8-12% while still working with your regular base of trusted carriers. Become a price maker instead of a price taker.

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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.

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

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.

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.