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    Karl Baker
    Additive Tendering - Tender to an Increasing Number of...Answered
    Topic posted February 26, 2018 by Karl BakerBronze Trophy: 5,000+ Points, last edited February 26, 2018, tagged Tendering and Booking 
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    Title:
    Additive Tendering - Tender to an Increasing Number of Carriers
    Summary:
    Since lead time are short and equipment tight we add carriers to our outstanding tenders until someone responds - can this be handled in OTM?
    Content:

    We have a lot of smaller owner operator carriers that we use - for the last few years, before OTM, we've been using a method where we tender to our best lowest cost carrier first then if they don't respond in a couple hours we open up another tender for our next lowest price carrier - but we keep the first tender open.  We keep adding carriers to the list until we have no more carriers to tender to or we run out of time - the first carrier that responds back get's the business.  Is this something that OTM can support? 

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    Karl Baker

    I'm not sure - OTM supports something called Step Tendering which sounds like what you are doing.  There is a good section that describes the functionality in On-Line Help.

    Description from Help.

    When step tendering, carriers are sent tenders one at a time starting with the best/lowest cost service provider. Every time Oracle Transportation Management sends a step tender, it starts a step tender timer. If the carrier responds within the regular response time, but outside of the step tender timer, they are not guaranteed the tender. Instead, after the step tender time is reached, a new step tender is sent to the next best service provider. Any service provider with pending step tenders can respond to the tender. Thus preference can be given to the best service providers, but you do not have to wait the full regular response time before sending tenders to other service providers.

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    • Karl Baker

      I'm not sure - OTM supports something called Step Tendering which sounds like what you are doing.  There is a good section that describes the functionality in On-Line Help.

      Description from Help.

      When step tendering, carriers are sent tenders one at a time starting with the best/lowest cost service provider. Every time Oracle Transportation Management sends a step tender, it starts a step tender timer. If the carrier responds within the regular response time, but outside of the step tender timer, they are not guaranteed the tender. Instead, after the step tender time is reached, a new step tender is sent to the next best service provider. Any service provider with pending step tenders can respond to the tender. Thus preference can be given to the best service providers, but you do not have to wait the full regular response time before sending tenders to other service providers.