With Pagero TMS, all freight invoices are checked continuously and automatically , against both shipment information and price agreements. SSAB just needs to review and take action in case of deviations.
For SSAB, this was a substantial and comprehensive procurement, and the company was looking for a system that would eliminate manual, highly time-consuming work. TenderEasy was chosen for its user friendliness, both with regard to SSAB and the transport companies, and the project team only needed a short training session to use the system. The tender templates were prepared in TenderEasy, together with all important information that the transport companies needed.
A web-based startup meeting was held with all participating transport companies. At the meeting, they were introduced to the procurement and SSAB’s requirements, and they were instructed in how the tender templates should be completed. The transport companies then submitted their tenders through the system, allowing SSAB to review, compare and analyse tenders from many different suppliers in a simple and repeatable manner.
When the procurement was concluded, it was easy to import the new transport agreements into Pagero TMS, as the tender templates used in the procurement were compatible with Pagero right from the start.
All freight invoices are checked continuously and automatically in Pagero, against both shipment information and price agreements. SSAB just needs to review and take action in case of deviations. Combined with Pagero, the new contracts have made it possible to ensure that the right price is paid for freight transports. All deviations surface automatically, with minimal input from staff.
“With the help of Pagero, our aim is to ensure that the agreements we have negotiated are followed,” says Maria Weibull, Unit Manager Logistics, SSAB Special Steel. “Also, Pagero gives us the support we need to analyse our freight costs historically. The system allows us to break down costs so that we can identify any additional potential for improvement before the next procurement.”
By using Pagero for invoice control and TenderEasy for procurement, SSAB aims to automate and optimize its freight service process, from purchasing to payment. That means getting better control of how costs arise and how they are distributed internally. Costs savings have also been achieved through both efficient procurement and automatic invoice audit.
SSAB is a highly specialised, global steel company. The company is a leading producer on the global market for Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) and Quenched & Tempered Steels (Q&T), strip, plate and tubular products, as well as construction solutions. SSAB’s production plants in Sweden, Finland and the US have an annual steel production capacity of 8.8 million metric tons.