Every year, logistics and supply chain leaders across the globe survive the holiday season, and then get right back to work.
An in-depth hindsight process typically marks Q1; shippers look to understand successes and opportunities for improvement, before looking to lower prices and improve their ROI.
However, not every RFP approach is optimized.
Many shippers fall into a trap, asking for the same things from a new provider, and failing to really identify the goals of the review. It’s one thing to say, “we want a provider who’s going to hit our SLAs more often.” It’s something entirely different to realize that the incumbent may have been at the mercy of a shipper’s warehousing team, missing deadlines because a warehouse was understaffed.
It’s also critical to realize that while RFPs can be for two to three years, a supply chain will change dramatically over that time, and ensure that the selected vendor has the flexibility to make the necessary changes.
Today, we released a paper detailing five questions that help shippers create more impactful RFPs.
Click here to download the report.