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Transport Planning

Transport Planning

We lower your transport costs—by choosing the right service providers and optimizing transport segmentation based on the required service and lead times

Starting point

  • Many different transport service providers
  • Different responsibilities (national organizations)
  • Lack of visibility of transport costs and services (no link between services and costs)
  • Inadequate quantity structures (actual weight/volume vs. chargeable weight/volume)
  • Insufficiently specific documentation in calls for tenders (danger of additional requirements after the fact)
  • Modified service requirements (24-hour availability, etc.)


  • Establish visibility of current transport structure and costs
  • Lower transport costs
  • Maximize payloads
  • Make better use of available vehicle capacity
  • Improve service (availability/on-time performance)

Solution methodology

Phase 1: Planning
  • Analyze current situation, add quantity structure / transport data / current transport structure
  • Assess costs based on current rates
  • Develop process cost model / benchmark
  • Run scenario-based optimization/planning
  • Segment transports (regional carrier, milk run / tours, FTL/LTL, package)
  • Review use of alternative modes of transport (rail/ship, etc.)
  • Plan transport tours
  • Use transfer points, consolidation, etc.
  • Optimize fleet
  • Assess costs of scenarios, compare against actuals
  • Prepare business case / recommendation for future transport structure
Phase 2: Prep for call for tenders
  • Develop quantity structure / rate tables
  • Create product requirements document (specifications, requirements, process times, etc.)
  • Draw up long-list of possible transport service providers
Phase 3: Issue call for tenders and award contracts to transport service providers
  • Send out documentation for call for tenders
  • Review and evaluate the tenders (in multiple rounds if necessary)
  • Support negotiations
  • Award contract
  • Implement transport service provider
Phase 4: Support ramp-up phase
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