Schneider Logistics has launched the next generation of its Bid-Smart transportation bidding tool. Using a Web-based bid format, BidSmart enables pre-qualified carriers to view a shipper's transportation requirements and bid on individual lanes, or packages of lanes, that best optimize their assets. In turn, carriers can also enter their rates and service capabilities, create their own packages, review specific freight service requirements and analyze bid results. The added functionality of scenario analysis now enables shippers to perform on-the-fly trade-off analysis for easy comparison.
"By combining technology with decades of transportation expertise, Schneider's BidSmart has saved shippers millions in transportation spend," says Dave Cobb, general manager, Transportation Advisory Service for Schneider Logistics. "Shippers benefit from improved service and capacity commitments at optimal pricing, while carriers can increase volume commitments on the lanes they service. This tool creates a real 'win-win,' and we have seen proven results across various modes."
BidSmart is offered through Schneider Logistics' Transportation Advisory Service, the company's global transportation consulting service that leverages technology and analytics. BidSmart replaces the company's collaborative transportation procurement product, SUMIT CVA.
Visit www.schneider.com for the latest information on the bidding tool.
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