Shippers are now able to upload metrics and overall grades for their Network Partners through the use of Carrier Scorecards. This feature allows shippers to view carrier metrics and consider metrics within optimization and awarding.
Carrier Scorecards include metrics uploaded by shippers as well as auto-populated FMCSA Safety and Operational details for all Network Partners. This information is accessible throughout various parts of the RFP application. Click here to jump to How to Utilize Carrier Scorecards.
If you have any questions about this or any other part of the Shipper Dynamic RFP Portal, please reach out to your Solutions Engineer or Sales Representative directly.
NOTE: All carrier scorecard data shown below is test data and does not reflect any actual metrics or FMCSA information. The Carrier Scorecard feature is currently only available on RFP Events with a mode type of FTL. (Additional modes will be supported in future)
How to Upload Carrier Scorecards
Click the NETWORK PARTNERS tab on the left hand side of the screen.
Click MANAGE NETWORK PARTNERS and select Edit Existing Network Partners.
Click Download template on the pop up window that appears.
You will now see in columns I through M fields for Grade (%), Pickup Ontime (%), Delivery Ontime (%), Tracking (%), and Acceptance (%). You can enter these numbers (0-100) for any or all of the fields, which are all independent of each other. The information entered in the Grade (%) column will be translated into the letter grade to be displayed throughout the application. This grade is determined using standard grading scales (70-79 = C, 80-89 = B, 90 - 100 = A, etc.). Once you have entered your metrics for your Network Partners, save the document.
Either click BROWSE FILES or Drag & Drop the file into the Edit Existing Network Partners pop up window and click SUBMIT once it is finished uploading.
You can now see the Grade you assigned to each of your Network Partners in the Grade column. NOTE: These grades can be edited any time by following steps 2 through 5.
Click on the name of Network Partner to see their full scorecard. You will see their Performance ratings on the left-hand side based on your uploaded values (Grade and Metrics). You will also see their Safety and Operations details provided by FMCSA in the Details & Operations sections.
How to Utilize Carrier Scorecards
Carrier Scorecards can be viewed and utilized in a number of places in the Dynamic RFP Portal.
When you create an RFP Event and begin to invite your Network Partners, you are able to view and filter by Grade.
Any time you see the name of any of your Network Partners, you can click it to view the Carrier Scorecard sidecar.
You can view Network Partner’s grades by clicking the Participants section of the RFP Event once it’s been created.
Awarding RFP Events
You can view your Network Partner’s grades and Scorecards once they have uploaded bids to an RFP by clicking into each Lane that was open for bidding. Click the name of the Network Partner to view their Carrier Scorecard.
You can consider scorecard data within Constraints when awarding with optimization.
Once you select the Grade option in the drop down menu, you can choose to only award to Network Partners with a grade of “B” or higher, for example.
When selecting Network Partners to award to, you can view Network Partner’s grades by clicking into each individual lane. You can also view their grades by clicking UPLOAD ALLOCATIONS.
Click Download template to view each carrier’s bids and choose their allocations.
When you download the template, you will see the grades and metrics of all participants that you previously uploaded in the spreadsheet itself.
You can also view Network Partner grades when viewing their allocations on a lane by lane basis once the template has been uploaded.
You can also view their grades when optimizing awards by clicking into the Participants section.