Logistics buying & tender management
Logistics buying & tender management
Logistics buying & tender management

Logistics buying & tender management

Logistical buying and tenders must fit with the supply chain strategy
Tender processes are taking a considerable amount of time from both the shipper and the participating logistics service providers. Therefore, the process should only be started if there is a clear need coming from the supply chain strategy.

This can be the case, for example, with:

  • review of the supply chain footprint with changes to logistical flows;
  • review of the logistics buying strategy;
  • changes in volumes or product mix, for example as a result of new products;
  • changing service requirements of major customers;
  • outsourcing of internal operations.

 

With a well-prepared and structured approach, tenders deliver results
It starts with the logistics buying strategy: does every service provider qualify or are there specific requirements? It is also important to determine which critical points need to be improved in the current situation. There may also be future developments that the new solution must be able to support. In any case, it is required  to make a good description of the various tasks on which the service provider has to quote for. In short, good preparation is key.

LogiLex's role in logistics buying & tender management
Many companies do not have the required internal experience to carry out larger logistical tender processes. Or decide to use external support to ensure the project gets sufficient management attention. 

LogiLex can be used for, among other things:

  • advising on logistics buying strategy;
  • selecting the logistics service providers to be invited;
  • drawing up tender project objectives, approach and planning;
  • coordinating and preparating RFI and RFP documents;
  • coordinating the tender process;
  • evaluating the received proposals;
  • supporting negotiations and contract preparation.

 

LogiLex's experience in logistics buying & tender management

  • logistical buying strategy and standard tender approach for warehousing and transport for a manufacturer of cleaning products and machines (Diversey);
  • coordination/execution of logistics tenders in England, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Central & Eastern Europe, Poland, Russia, Egypt (Diversey);
  • coordination/execution of FTL transport tenders for European intersite transport in the United Kingdom, Benelux/EDC, Southwest Europe, Central Europe (Diversey);
  • coordination/execution of tenders in Brazil, Poland, Sweden / Finland, Russia, Netherlands (Unilever);
  • coordination of preparing tender proposals for magazine distribution, clothing logistics, household products, sports shoes (Tibbett & Britten/DHL);
  • commercial and contract negotiations done for many tenders.
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Lex’ structured way of working, seniority and the speed in which he acquainted himself with our business were impressive. I highly recommend him for operational and strategic supply chain assigments.

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A committed colleague who takes his responsibilities seriously. Pursuing the agreed business targets but not losing sight of the interests of the stakeholders involved. In short: a great colleague to work with.

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Despite high time pressure, a thorough RFQ process has been carried out, in which Lex had an important role with his thoroughness and humor. A sound foundation for a successful implementation with the selected provider.

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During the many years I worked with Lex, he lead many succesful initiatives and implementations. I would recommend him to any organization who needs Supply Chain and Logistics leadership and expertise, with a good track record of delivering results.

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Great appreciation for the input Lex Kop gave to the distribution logistics roadmap for China. His down to earth approach, sharp analysis and open feedback greatly contributed to our thinking.

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Our succesfull outsourcing project in Brazil has been achieved with the excellent integration of the experience, knowledge and commitment of Lex Kop.

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Many thanks to Lex Kop for the excellent job done on the ice-cream cost reduction project and also for the patience demonstrated in handling such a project in difficult business environment.

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During my first years working at Unilever, Lex gave me the opportunity to understand how logistics work and that a simple way of thinking is usually the best way to solve very difficult problems. A great mentor !

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A great organizer who makes sure the project stays on track.

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Logistical buying and tenders must fit with the supply chain strategy
Tender processes are taking a considerable amount of time from both the shipper and the participating logistics service providers. Therefore, the process should only be started if there is a clear need coming from the supply chain strategy.

This can be the case, for example, with:

 

With a well-prepared and structured approach, tenders deliver results
It starts with the logistics buying strategy: does every service provider qualify or are there specific requirements? It is also important to determine which critical points need to be improved in the current situation. There may also be future developments that the new solution must be able to support. In any case, it is required  to make a good description of the various tasks on which the service provider has to quote for. In short, good preparation is key.

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LogiLex's role in logistics buying & tender management
Many companies do not have the required internal experience to carry out larger logistical tender processes. Or decide to use external support to ensure the project gets sufficient management attention. 

LogiLex can be used for, among other things:

 

LogiLex's experience in logistics buying & tender management

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