How to plan and execute effective ocean freight tenders
We work with ocean freight procurement and logistics teams within global manufacturers and retailers, advising and guiding them through complex sourcing events while applying the latest best practices to reduce costs and maximise productivity and performance.
Our new e-Sourcing Ocean Freight Solution (eSOFS™) is a cutting-edge advisory and sourcing event execution service which brings efficiency and transparency to the management of the most complex and data intensive sourcing events.
eSOFS™ is part of an end-to-end ocean freight procurement solution providing lifecycle and event support combining industry best practices with real-time freight rate benchmarking data to enable your organisation to achieve, sustain and deliver future competitive advantage. This rigorous cost management and procurement solution draws on a rich seam of maritime industry experts with experience supporting complex multimode /multi-route instructions for an elite client base of global brands in retailing and manufacturing.
By combining real-time market intelligence, industry experience and cutting-edge technology, we help ocean freight procurement teams achieve their commercial objectives.
eSOFS™ is designed to help ocean freight procurement teams achieve better results and reduced cost from their procurement processes.
At its core, the service provides:
“As a global leader in protection solutions seeking to transition from NVOCC to direct ocean carrier contracts, we selected Drewry’s e-Sourcing Ocean Freight Solution (eSOFS™) to manage this year’s ocean freight procurement event. Drewry’s advisory team brought professionalism and invaluable insight to all stages of the RFI and RFQ process, from managing the global tender and liaising with bidders to scenario analytics and inter-party communication and co-ordination.
Our team was impressed by both the team appointed and the solution presented - and very satisfied with the results achieved. I would be happy to recommend Drewry to other companies.”
Andrew J. Gillespie, Director, Global Logistics, Ansell Healthcare Products
"We engaged Drewry to provide advisory RFI/RFQ services for our group’s large and complex Ocean Freight Global Procurement Event. Drewry met our requirements and provided a high level of expertise, advanced analytics and responsive communication with all parties, under tight deadlines. As a result, we were able to obtain improved contractual terms and services from ocean providers."
Vice President, Indirect procurement, US-Headquartered, global technology company