Yusen Logistics – Procurement Strategy Review


To undertake a detailed review of current 4PL operations and procurement activities whilst assessing current and future needs.

To identify a proposal for the company to follow in developing their 4PL service offering into a market leading business work stream.


Undertook a detailed study of Yusen UK’s business work-streams

  • Assessed current business practices and processes – Carrier Management, Freight Planning & Carrier Auditing
  • Assessed quality of team skills and experience
  • Analysed data sets
  • Met with internal stakeholders across all business sectors and suppliers – Carriers, IT providers etc

Prepared a detailed review document

  • Confirmed current strengths of logistic services
  • Highlighted areas of potential improvement
  • Created a revised team structure and reporting line
  • Built value scenario

Presented proposal to client at Board meeting

Delivered a detailed proposal which was accepted by the board

  • This resulted in a further 6 months assignment to deliver savings and benefits – running tenders, carrier negotiations, staff training etc.