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3PL Vendor Selection
With extensive knowledge and experience of working hands on both sides of the 3rd party operations scenario, we are well placed to advise on the benefits and pit falls of outsourcing part or all of logistics operations. We can conduct headline or detailed feasibility evaluations for outsourcing decisions.
Tender Management Process
Scorecard Assessment & Selection Criteria
Once an outsourcing concept has been proven we can support our customers through the tendering process, including appropriate vendor selection and management of the entire tendering scoring and final decision-making process. We can work as part of a client team or equally as happy to project manage the entire process on behalf of our clients.
We have tried and tested scoring mechanisms to ensure that the tendering process is conducted openly and fairly, involving cultural as well as competency and cost evaluation, and in doing so ensure that the best 3PL partnership for a specific client is reached.
Negotiation & Contracts
Once a 3PL partner is selected it is imperative that the operating contracts not only support both innovation and openness from the 3PL, but provide clearly documented and measured SLA’s and penalty / incentive matrices, where appropriate, to ensure the future relationship remains a mutually beneficial partnership.
We can offer hands on implementation and project management support during any transition to a 3PL arrangement. This process can be a very tricky process fraught with pitfalls and risks to service and continuity. Transfer of staff and operations requires meticulous planning and execution, we support our client on this ‘journey’ for as long as is required.