kg³ freight tender solution

the kg³ solution

the kg³ solution
kg³ was founded by specialist professionals with procurement, logistics & consulting backgrounds in 2013. We aim to offer innovative, lean and easily manageable technology solutions.
Besides a comprehensive SaaS suite, kg³ offers consulting and interim management in the areas of sourcing and procurement.
freight procurement software
logistics procurement solution
transportation procurement software

procurement

The kg³ procurement solution enables freight buyers to run large and complex transportation tenders. The powerful rate engine takes the effort out of analysis and ensures a correct comparison of complex rate structures. Provision of targeted and data-driven feedback enables bid participants to deliver significant savings.

a significant reduction of logistics cost
reduced workload with less complexity but with the flexibility to model scenarios
strengthen relationships through constructive feedback while helping improve competitiveness
shorter bid process means the new lower rate cuts in sooner, driving further savings
reduced risk of expensive errors and misunderstandings
audit trail of proven savings
post-bid on-going maintenance of rates using kg³ as your communication platform and archive

  1. 1

    prepare

    the customer uploads lanes, customizes the rate-template and invites participants to quote

    customer

  2. 2

    quote

    participants quote (either on-line or by uploading a pre-validated Excel template)

    participants

  3. 3

    analyze

    the customer uses the kg³ flexible analysis interface to compare submitted rates against each other and against baseline rates, and to run scenarios to test possible award strategies

    customer

  4. 4

    improve

    participants receive feedback driving improved rates in the next round

    participants

  5. 5

    award

    when bidding is complete, the customer finalizes the award scenario and communicates the result

    customer

  6. 6

    manage

    rates are maintained in the kg³ system during the validity period (e.g. surcharge updates, new lanes, invoice audit)

    all

tender management

For Logistics Services Providers to manage internal work-flow and respond comprehensively and efficiently to customer RFQs. Planning and coordinating quotation workload across large global organizations is a major challenge: late, inaccurate or inconsistent internal responses can prevent you from responding on-time and professionally to the customer. Be in control of a structured and accurate quotation process with the kg³ tender management solution.

streamlined process reduces workload significantly across the organization
quote accurately, comprehensively, competitively and on-time (and win more business as a result)
clear responsibility scope for each quoting party avoids missed or double-quoted charges
full audit-trail of quotation
win-rate analysis identifies strengths and areas for improvement pushing win-rates up over time

  1. 1

    prepare

    tender management quotation lead uploads customer lane data, validates locations and customizes rate template format

    tender management

  2. 2

    assign

    tender management quotation lead plans routing and assigns individual legs of freight to quoting parties

    tender management

  3. 3

    quote

    internal and/or external quoting parties quote on-line or with pre-validated Excel template (pre-populated with lane data and default rates)

    quoting parties

  4. 4

    buy

    (optionally) your procurement team can launch a competitive mini-RFQ to carriers for customer-specific rates using the kg³ procurement solution

    procurement

  5. 5

    merge

    tender management import submissions into master-file

    tender management

  6. 6

    approve

    executive management review and approve financial report of proposed rate before export to final customer submission

    management

  7. 7

    learn

    record awarded volumes in the system for win-rate analysis

    tender management

spot-quote

Use the kg³ spot-quote tool for urgent one-off premium shipments or for project-based freight movements. With a simple streamlined process you can launch a rate-request in minutes. As the quotation process is also just a few clicks for the Logistics Service Providers, they can focus on quickly pulling together the best and most economical solutions for your freight. The tool also includes an optional approval process helping you keep premium freight costs under control.

simple process means urgent rate requests get issued quickly and efficiently
as each shipment is a competitive tender achieve better rates
one-click approval process enables control of premium freight spend
root-cause analysis brings transparency to premium freight cost drivers
report of provider response time and competitiveness helps your partners improve performance

  1. 1

    request

    customer enters shipment details and requirements in a simple web interface

    customer

  2. 2

    quote

    participants enter their offers on-line into the kg³ system

    participants

  3. 3

    select

    the customer receives a summary e-mail comparing submitted rates and selects the best offer

    customer

  4. 4

    approve

    (optionally) the cost to ship is approved or rejected by the appropriate decision-maker (single click of link in request e-mail)

    management

  5. 5

    execute

    the winning provider receives detailed instructions and executes shipment

    provider

  6. 6

    manage

    the customer can download an activity report to use as the basis for KPIs on responsiveness and competitiveness

    customer

get in touch with kg³

request a demo

We will get back to you to agree a time for the demo. We will do it over the web, and will need 45-60 minutes to show you the full process and answer your questions. We will then provide you with access to our sandbox training system so that you can test-drive the software yourself.