RFQ (Request for Quotation) tender selection Tool – Ewals Cargo Care
|Company Name / Department||Ewals Cargo Care|
|Location||Tegelen, Ariënsstraat 61-63|
Operations Management and Logistics (OML) / OPAC
The Master Innovation Management (MSc IM) ITEM
Information Systems (IS) / IS
|Start Date||1 February 2021|
|Housing arranged by company||No|
€450 euro per month
Ewals Cargo Care is a fourth-generation family business. With 2400 employees in 17 countries, we are one of the European market leaders in the future-oriented logistics sector. Flat hierarchies, direct contacts, mutual support and a unique family culture characterize our way of working.
Ewals Logistics Control (ELC) is separate entity within Ewals Cargo Care, responsible for Control Tower solutions in the form of 4PL/3PL/3PL+. ELC executes, optimizes and performs continuous improvement projects in the area of transportation for customers in different industries on a European-wide scale.
ELC is responsible for Control Tower solutions and also managing the (group) RFQ (Request For Quotation) & Solutions Desk, which handles all multi-country RFQ’s for the whole Ewals Group.
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The (group) RFQ & Solution Desk processes over 1000 RFQ’s per year. Our 4 colleagues do this together with all our offices (approx. 25 people). On less than 30% of these processed RFQ’s we actually win something (Tender Hit Rate), and less than 10% if we look at offered revenue (Revenue Hit Rate) . This means there is big waste of resources and time (between 70-90%) in this process.
Therefore there is a need for a (Artificial Intelligence) tool that can support to get an improved tender selection process and thus increase the hit rate.
- A tool is needed that can help us (based on data) to assess if it makes sense to participate in an RFQ’s.
- To develop a tool, an assessment should be made which data parameters are of importance (these should still be identified):
- Importance of customer for the Ewals Network
- Product Portfolio
Goals of the Project
Goal is to develop a system in what RFQ’s ELC should participate and create an offer. This system should increase the potential of winning business, which is positively correlated with a higher hit rate-rate (both tender, and turnover wise).
- Insight in which parameters have an effect on Ewals’ hit (win) rates.
- Determine if we measure the right parameters (and in the right ‘way’).
- First outline of an ‘automated’ tool to support the RFQ selection process.
Determine if a tool should be based on AI (Artificial Intelligence) or not.
Essential Student Knowledge
- Business administration
- Programming skills
- Financial and commercial knowledge
- Analytical skill
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