Posted on April 29, 2021
RFQ…. Many of you are familiar with the acronym RFQ. A request for quote (RFQ) is a process in which a company selects certain suppliers and contractors to submit price quotes and bids for the chance to fulfill specific tasks or projects, like the movement of freight. However, some of you may not know how our Logistics Team uses a very automated Support Central process to accomplish this.
There are typically six steps in an RFQ: prepare RFQ, define Supplier list, send out RFQ’s, receive responses, analyze results, select the winner and notify the unsuccessful bidders.
Before automation, our process was:
After automation, our process is:
A conservative estimate is that this reduced our process time by 50%. This is just another endeavor by the Allyn Logistics Team to streamline our processes and value our customers.
Contributor: Brent Hendricks
About Allyn International
Allyn International is dedicated to providing high quality, customer centric services and solutions for the global marketplace. Allyn's core products include transportation management, logistics sourcing, freight forwarding, supply chain consulting, tax management and global trade compliance. Allyn clients range from small local businesses to Fortune 500 firms. Allyn conducts business in more than 20 languages and has extensive experience in both developed and emerging markets. Highly trained experts are positioned throughout North America, Europe and Asia and Allyn regional headquarters are strategically located in Fort Myers FL USA, Shanghai P.R. CHINA and Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC. For more information, log on to www.allynintl.com.