Transportation sourcing optimization and automation

Join leading transport & logistics companies like CJ Logistics, ArcBest and Hub Group to drive better sourcing outcomes for strategic, tactical and tail spend in their logistics procurement.


Better sourcing outcomes in logistics procurement

Use Keelvar across all modes of transportation shipping to optimize carrier decisions, given the many factors to consider. Leverage sourcing bots to efficiently react to ongoing changes to rates, carrier availability, and real-time logistics needs.

Shippers and 3PLs use Keelvar for all transportation categories

Ground: Trucking and Rail

Ocean Freight

Air Freight



Truck Rentals

Warehousing and fulfillment

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Why Keelvar for logistics procurement?

Automation for spot buys

Automated bots enable end users to source directly from suppliers for spot buys


Easily mange events with hundreds of lanes, thousands of carriers and millions of bid data.

Efficiency and tracing

Boost agility by conducting a range of transportation events quickly, with intuitive reporting.

Decision quality

Reduce supply chain risk with price and non-price bid analysis for better decision-making.

The right solution

Get more advanced and user-friendly features not found in TMS or generic e-sourcing tools.


Easily integrate with other upstream and downstream systems via API

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achieved greater efficiency, control, and decision-making in their logistics sourcing processes


in logistics spend optimized

Logistics complexities and decision factors

Enable logistics procurement buyers to make optimal decisions given a range of category-driven price and non-price inputs

Number of potential carriers

Size of spend

Number of lanes

Alternative lanes

Capacity requirements (i.e. FTL/LTL, FCL/LCL)

Capacity constraints

Rate fluctuations

Detailed cost breakdowns

Equipment and handling requirements

Transit times

CO2 emissions

Service reliability

Sourcing for logistics procurement success stories
What our customers say about us

“We now have standard elements that can be followed for road transportation events, making it much more efficient for the team, and for leadership.”

Koteswara Rao Malipeddi, Group Senior Category Manager for Logistics - Carlsberg

“We figured out a better way to do these larger events. And because the bids weren’t so painful, we were able to go more frequently. So we started to do many more events throughout the course of the year.”

Basil Weaver, Director of Supply Chain Solutions and Analytics - CJLA

“With Keelvar, Mars now has a fit-for-purpose optimizer that we use to run large scale, complex sourcing events and autonomous sourcing which is built onto the optimizer and very intuitive. Our Associates can leverage AI to build and create events”.

Sam de Frates, Vice President, Commercial – Europe, CIS & Turkey, Mars

More sourcing for logistics procurement resources

Sourcing Optimization

Drive better sourcing outcomes for strategic spend

Autonomous Sourcing

Extend sourcing best practices to the entire business