Transport Planning

We reduce your transport costs – through optimal transport planning and service selection

Transportation planning, tendering and contracting

Mit der Logistikberatung LOCOM Consulting die Transportkosten senken – wir reduzieren Transportkosten durch optimale Transportsegmentierung unter Berücksichtigung der Service-/Lieferzeitanforderungen und die Auswahl geeigneter Dienstleister

Starting Point

  • Many different logistics service providers
  • Different responsibilities (national organizations)
  • Lack of transparency on transport costs and services (no link between services and costs)
  • Inadequate quantity scaffolding (actual weight / volume vs. weight-weighted weight / volume)
  • Inadequately specified tender documents (risk of additional claims)
  • Chaniging service requirements. (Eg 24h availability)

Objectives

  • Provide transparency about the current transport structure and transport costs
  • Reduce transport costs
  • Avoid short trips
  • Increase vehicle load
  • Improve service (delivery quality / availability)

Method

Analysis and planning are tool-based using a transport model (Logistics Designer, XCargo, LOCOMC SCS)

Phase 1: Planning

N

IS analysis, record quantity framework / transport data / current transport structure

N

Evaluation of costs based on current tariffs

N

Develop process cost model / benchmark

N

Optimization / planning based on scenarios

  • Transport segmentation (regional forwarding, milk-run / tours, FTL / LTL, package)
  • Verification of alternative means of transport (for example railway / ship)
  • Transport (tour) planning
    Use of turnover points, consolidation, etc.
  • Optimization of fleet
N

Cost assessment of the scenarios and comparison with status quo

N

Business case / recommendation for future transport structure

Phase 2: Preparing tender

N

Quantity scaffolding / Tariff tables

N

Creation of specification sheet (specifications, requirements, process times, etc.)

N

Long list of possible transport/logistics service providers

Phase 3: Implementation of tendering and allocation to logistics service providers

N

Dispatch tender documents

N

Review and evaluation of tenders (possibly several rounds)

N

Support during negotiations

N

Contracting

N

Implementation for logistics service provider

Phase 4: Startup phase

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