Our offer

bp2r provides a setup to accompany clients towards excellence.

This cycle of continual improvement is enabled through our consultancy expertise (Evaluation & Transformation) and top of the range services (Control & Improvement).

Each phase leads to a “smart move” that increases the client’s competitiveness.

 
Cycle
 
 
Rates benchmark

Description

  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Understand the client’s transport organisation
  • Collect data for benchmark (detailed shipping information, receivers’ details…)
  • Collect other relevant data (transport specifications, contracts, rate grids, fuel surcharge mechanism…)
  • Gather data in bp2r’s Data Lake
  • Qualify the relevant flows
  • Benchmark each individual line for every flow
  • Define guidelines and recommendations

Goal

  • Identify transport flows (origin-destination) that do not correspond to current market rate
  • Define a roadmap to optimise flows above market rate and secure flows below market rate
Best practices benchmark

Description

  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Understand the client’s transport organisation
  • Present bp2r’s Transport Excellence Framework to the team
  • Adapt the Transport Excellence Framework to client’s organisation
  • Select ‘test’ cluster
  • Prepare and assess test site
  • Compile report on test site

Goal

  • Identify best practices within complex organisations
  • Share best internal practices
  • Compare with companies within the same industry
  • Define corporate roadmap
  • Prepare plan of action per cluster according to the assessment results
Performance improvement assessment

Description

  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Understand the client’s transport organisation
  • Collect data for benchmark (detailed shipping information, receivers’ details…)
  • Collect other relevant data (transport specifications, contracts, rate grids, fuel surcharge mechanism…)
  • Use bp2r’s Transport Excellence Framework
  • Benchmark rates
  • Identify levers: technical, organisational and procurement
  • Calculate potential gains for each lever

Goal

  • Assess current transport organisation
  • Identify performance-enhancing levers (quality, cost, CSR)
  • Evaluate each lever’s complexity
  • Present a list of possible improvements with estimated results
TMS assessment

Description

  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Understand the client’s transport organisation
  • Collect data for benchmark (detailed shipping information, receivers’ details…)
  • Collect other relevant data (transport specifications, contracts, rate grids, fuel surcharge mechanism…)
  • Use bp2r’s TMS Utility Framework
  • Estimate potential productivity increases that a TMS would achieve
  • Calculate ROI
  • Present guidelines for TMS provider selection

Goal

  • Assess current transport organisation
  • Estimate potential productivity increases that a TMS would achieve
  • Calculate TMS project’s ROI
  • Present guidelines to choose the adapted TMS and implement its deployment
Flow engineering

Description

  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Understand the client’s transport organisation
  • Collect data for benchmark (detailed shipping information, receivers’ details…)
  • Collect other relevant data (transport specifications, contracts, rate grids, fuel surcharge mechanism…)
  • Model current organisation
  • Apply technical optimisation levers to current and projected transport organisation
  • Make an estimate of the economic gains for each lever

Goal

  • Model current organisation
  • Create projected model (as-is with volume variations)
  • Apply technical optimisation levers
  • Make an estimate of economic gains for each lever
Network design

Description

  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Understand the client’s transport organisation
  • Collect data for benchmark (detailed shipping information, receivers’ details…)
  • Collect other relevant data (transport specifications, contracts, rate grids, fuel surcharge mechanism…)
  • Take market evolutions into account
  • Select the best qualitative scenarios
  • Evaluate the economical and CSR impact of these scenarios
  • Identify the best scenario’s key factors for success

Goal

  • Map the current organisation
  • Identify alternative technical scenarios in order to select the best one
  • Make an estimate of selected scenario’s added value
  • Define set up guidelines
Transport tender management

Description

  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Withdraw from all ongoing contracts
  • Prepare consultation documentation
  • Define a list of sourced carriers
  • Contact carriers
  • Send consultation folder
  • Analyse incoming offers
  • Prepare and set up meetings with carriers
  • Define and analyse scenarios
  • Select and deploy best scenario

Goal

  • Implement a new transport plan by selecting the best possible carriers on every target perimeter
TMS tender management

Description

  • Prepare consultation documentation
  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Define list of sourced TMS editors
  • Contact editors
  • Send consultation folder
  • Analyse incoming offers
  • Prepare and set up meetings with editors
  • Elaborate database for the editors’ Proof of Concept (POC)
  • Drive the Proof of Concept editor
  • Select best scenario

Goal

  • Select and deploy the TMS that best fits the client’s short, medium and long term needs
Traking of performance levers

Description

  • Collect data to assess results (shipping information, performance indicators…)
  • Quantify results monthly for each deployed lever
  • Identify, analyse and interpret potential discrepancies between objectives and real results
  • Give monthly feedback to client
  • Adjust lever in the event of discrepancies

Goal

  • Ensure the performance improvements (quality, cost, CSR) match the objectives defined during the project’s transformation phase
  • Guarantee the durability and sustainability of results
  • Identify potential performance issues
Greehouse Gas Emissions control

Description

  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Understand the client’s transport organisation and flows
  • Setup bp2r’s collaborative platform to incorporate the client’s organisation
  • Collect data for greenhouse gas emissions control (shipping information, paper and electronic invoices, tools used to measure emissions)
  • Enter criteria and causes of emissions into bp2r’s system, integrate shipping information and carrier invoices
  • Identify and categorise emission discrepancies
  • Give feedback to carriers on discrepancies

Goal

  • Measure and control greenhouse gas emissions stemming from transport operations
Accruals

Description

  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Understand the client’s transport organisation and flows
  • Decide on a schedule for accruals calculation
  • Collect data for taxation on shipping transactions (shipping information, contracts, rates, settlement rules)
  • Enter contractual parameters into bp2r’s system and integrate in shipping information and carrier invoices
  • Price every line of the shipping database according to contract rules
  • Provide client with accruals at the beginning or end of each month

Goal

  • Ensure accurate and reliable transport accruals information
  • Industrialise the processes enabling clear visibility on transport accruals information
Freight audit

Description

  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Understand the client’s transport organisation and flows
  • Adjust parameters in bp2r tools’ to fit the client’s specifications
  • Collect data for invoice control (detailed shipping information, paper and electronic invoices, contracts, carrier rates)
  • Establish a clear picture of current contractual relationship with each carrier
  • Enter contractual parameters into bp2r’s system, integrate shipping information and carrier invoices
  • Identify and categorise billing discrepancies

Goal

  • Control transport expenditure
Dashboards

Description

  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Understand the client’s transport organisation and flows
  • Collect data to feed into dashboards (client information, carrier information)
  • List the company’s departments that will have access to the dashboards
  • Select the dashboards to create (expenditure, volumes, key ratios, quality of service…)
  • Integrate data and create dashboards
  • Establish access rights for the various dashboards
  • Publish dashboards in the Cloud

Goal

  • Have visibility on all transport data to drive performance efficiently
  • Have a clear understanding of each carrier’s performance
  • Gain time and visibility in the creation and analysis of the transport dashboards
Performance monitoring

Description

  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Create dashboards to monitor performance levels of service providers
  • Coordinate monthly meetings with client, and bring in carriers and logistics service providers when needed
  • Define and deploy action plans following monthly meetings to further drive performance
  • Negotiate contract terms and conditions with service providers at contractual maturity

Goal

  • Drive and maintain carrier relationships based on contracts and transport specifications
  • Guarantee performance levels expected by the client
Market intelligence

Description

  • Pick team and organise the project
  • Understand the client’s transport organisation and flows
  • Select key indicators to include in the report (transport supply and demand, transport rates and costs)
  • Identify recent influencing factors (both internal and external) through a market watch unit
  • Compile report
  • Present and comment on reports to the client
  • Provide an estimate of potential evolution of transport markets

Goal

  • Understand and interpret transport markets
  • Estimate transport markets’ price and capacity variations
Market watch

Description

  • Define client’s needs
  • Begin preliminary research
  • Set the market watch unit parameters based on keys words, themes and various identified sources
  • Collect and analyse content
  • Adjust and fine tune the watch unit parameters and classify the content
  • Analyse content to highlight conclusions
  • Compile report

Goal

  • Gain in-depth understanding of a given market (competition, legislation, technology…)
  • Identify potential variations stemming from minor shifts in the market
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