Logistics Outsourcing and Tender Management

Logistics Outsourcing and Tender Management

Over time, following a period of growth, or international expansion, many companies may be required to select and outsource some of their fundamental Supply Chain operations, to a third-party- provider.

The Supply Chain Consulting Group has significant experience in outsourcing third-party- providers, specifically so, the outsourcing of logistics services providers (LSPs) or 3PLs. 3PLs offer customers the possibility to outsource logistics services for the complete range of supply chain functions and needs.

A popular choice, and a useful resource once correctly integrated into a company’s Supply Chain, 3PLs do however require an initial detailed sourcing and selection process, including the final negotiation and contract agreement.

This process of negotiation is referred to as: Tender Management; for which SCCG have worked in the bid-teams of leading logistics service providers, and on behalf of numerous major clients, within the procurement of logistics services.

  • Work with you to develop an insource vs outsource strategy
  • Help you to identify the relevant vendors for the logistics functions you plan to outsource
  • Manage the request for information (RFI) process to create a shortlist of key vendors to ask for a detailed bid
  • Specify your requirement in a detailed request for quotation (RFQ) process to ensure that meaningful, directly comparable offers are made
  • We will help you to evaluate the comparative bids enabling you to understand the value proposition and the risks involved with each provider
  • We will engage with you and the selected supplier in the negotiation and contracting phase advising you on what to expect and how you can drive further value for your business
  • Following selection and contract award we will support the implementation planning and review the operation to ensure what was promised has been delivered

3PL Contract Reviews

An additional service we offer is 3PL contract reviews.

It can be very tempting when you already have a logistics service provider and are looking for cost reductions to carry out a tender process for “benchmarking” purposes. The thing to remember is that it often takes significant time and resources for a 3PL to respond during a tender process.

Regularly running “benchmarking” processes with no intention of changing provider will risk damaging relationships with 3PLs they may even stop responding to your future requests.

The alternative is to review your existing contract and operation to identify where there is potential to find efficiencies. We can help you to carry out contract reviews when what you are looking for is a reduction in logistics costs rather than a change of provider.

SCCG can help you to manage your suppliers and operations to achieve the most value from your logistics functions and overall supply chain.

Clients Case Studies

XL Joinery Case Study

The Supply Chain Consulting Group Complete Warehouse Design Project For XL Joinery XL Joinery Ltd are market-leading suppliers and importers of quality Hardwood, Oak, and Pine Doors, offering their customers the most comprehensive range of wooden doors and associated joinery……
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World top 1% University

The client is in the world’s top 1% universities. The client was looking to have a complete review of the current warehouse operations across certain facilities within the estate. Go Supply Chain were asked to identify any improvement opportunities within……
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Weston Homes Case Study

The Supply Chain Consulting Group completes Warehouse Design and Optimisation Founded by Bob Weston in 1987, Weston Homes Plc (Weston) are a large and successful property construction company providing high specification traditional style homes, apartment blocks, large complexes; and refurbishments……
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Weird Fish

Weird Fish Case Study

The Supply Chain Consulting Group Reviews Logistics Operations For Weird Fish The Weird Fish clothing brand was born in 1993 and has grown its core business of wholesaling their unique and quirky range to 400+ independent retail outlets, with a……
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Weidmann Case Study

The Supply Chain Consulting Group Review Warehouse Operations For Weidman Weidmann Electrical Technologies (Weidmann) are a division of the WICOR Group based in Switzerland. In the UK, Weidmann have two divisions, electrical components and a papermill for the production of……
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Warehouse Optimisation for Global Manufacturer

Go Supply Chain was engaged in a warehouse optimisation project with a client who is a leading manufacturer of multi-industry equipment. The client is a large manufacturing company focused on the production and supply of highly engineered equipment for a……
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Davis and shirtliff

Warehouse Design Project for Davis and Shirtliff

Davis & Shirtliff (D&S) is the largest water-related equipment supplier and industry leader in the East African region. Based in Kenya, D&S operates through a network of 70 different branches within the country, whilst exporting to different regional affiliates in……
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Wacoal (Formerly Eveden Group) Case Study

The Supply Chain Consulting Group Implement Standard Global S&OP Platform Wacoal (formerly known as Eveden Group) is a leading manufacturer of intimate apparel, offering various brands including Huit, Fantasie and Freya. Wacoal designs and manufactures high quality, fashion conscious lingerie……
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Volvo Group Case Study

Volvo Group Choose The Supply Chain Consulting Group Volvo Construction Equipment (a division of Volvo Group UK Ltd) has a warehouse operation in Duxford that supplies parts and equipment directly to end customers nationwide and to regional Customer Support Centres.……
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Urban Retreat – Customer Case Study

GH Consulting implement Logistics and Distribution Strategy for Urban Retreat   Urban Retreat group are the luxury hair, beauty and spa specialists. “Working with Gideon Hillman Consulting has been very straightforward with an effective and practical approach that sets us on the……
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Triumph Motorcycles

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The Supply Chain Consulting Group Race Towards A Global Logistics Triumph Triumph Motorcycles engaged The Supply Chain Consulting Group (SCCG) to review and develop their consolidated Global freight and Logistics strategy, with the objective of engaging a single Logistics Service……
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ToffeIn Case Study

The Supply Chain Consulting Group Conducts Internal Process Review For ToffeIn  Toffeln is one of the world’s leading experts in the design and manufacture of specialist ergonomic design footwear for professionals working indoors in hygienic environments such as hospitals, kitchens,……
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The Supply Chain Consulting Group Supports Wahl

The Supply Chain Consulting Group Supports Wahl Wahl are the international leader in the manufacturing of professional barber and hairdresser clippers and trimmers. This quality and experience extends itself into our Men’s personal care range and Women’s hair styling products, massagers ,our market-leading animal grooming range and our kitchen products. As a brand you……
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The Supply Chain Consulting Group Supports United Technologies

The Supply Chain Consulting Group Supports United Technologies United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut. It researches, develops, and manufactures products in numerous areas, including aircraft engines, aerospace systems, HVAC, elevators and escalators, fire……
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Tropic Skincare

The Supply Chain Consulting Group Supports Tropic

The Supply Chain Consulting Group Supports Tropic Tropic Skincare, often just referred to as Tropic, is a British Multi-Level Marketing company which sells skincare and cosmetic products. The company does research at its London headquarters, where it designs, manufactures, markets,……
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