4PL supply chain optimization

Reduce waste & improve effectiveness.


The challenge

Efficient supply chains are one of the main drivers of a successful business model. Optimized supply chains are flexible, lean, transparent, innovative, customer centric and aligned to the overall company strategy. But supply chains need to deliver in a world of constant change, driven by many internal and external influences, i.e., changing customer needs, M&A, cost pressures, governmental and environmental requirements, competition and the need to innovate. Supply chains need to be better, faster, cheaper, and everywhere all the time.


The solution

With our extensive global network of supply chain experts, LEAN processes and supply chain optimization tools, we help clients optimize their supply chains and prepare for future growth. Our solutions include 4PL control tower management, value engineering, optimization of freight networks, supply chain and warehouse design, freight procurement, freight audit and pay.

A key differentiator in our solution is the way SPARQ360 utilizes the collective intelligence and expertise of the client organization. The deployment of the Value Circle™ guarantees the optimal combination of the client’s and SPARQ360’s expertise and knowledge. With a supply chain spend under management of $600M for multiple clients in different sectors, we have generated significant savings while also improving service levels.


The results

significant cost savings

Freight cost savings up to 5%.

increased performance

Increased service performance to the market of 15% at same or lower costs.

compliance programs

Compliance programs for suppliers and carriers with related costs reductions up to 10%.

continuous improvement ideas

Structured continuous improvement programs with idea funnels of 100 plus per client.

sharing best practices

Structured process to leverage best practices between business units and regions.

Case study


The clients demand

A leading producer of bottles and cans experienced increased supply chain costs and operational disruptions.  

The Solution

SPARQ360 applied all elements of our value circle – engagement, ideation, and realization. We provided skilled LEAN resources such as engineers, operators, and procurement consultants to assess the current state and develop a plan for a future state.  

The Result

The client realized lower supply chain costs by $8 million dollars. We implemented the full Value Circle, which added capacity and optimized the operations for ongoing savings.

A best in class Supply Chain is the perfect balance between service levels, costs, flexibility, reliability, risk, and innovation.. With our expertise in global 4PL Transport and warehouse management, IT, S&OP, SPARQ360 has generated over $1Billion savings Supply Chain spend. 

Today’s world of exponential change push organizations to adapt. It´s a matter of improve, innovate or die. How to stay one step ahead? SPARQ360 has a unique solution to activate the collective intelligence of the people in your organization to the max.

For any change to be sustainable, it needs to be embedded in a safe and trusted culture, and become part of the daily routine. Change becomes an opportunity, leadership supports, employees execute and are engaged. SPARQ360 helps you to create this culture. 

In this sector we help to increase profitability and sharing of best practices by deploying the SPARQ360 Value CircleTM.
Enabling PE’s to improve visibility and value growth across their portfolio.

We help to connect with citizens, implement effective processes for change and offer tools to communicate with stakeholders, communities to generate support and invite input for ideas.

 We engage with multiple hospitals and healthcare organizations to create better care, more cost efficiency and higher levels of employee engagement. 

Around the world we help clients  to optimize their supply chain. With our deep experience in 4PL  and global expertise we have generated large savings. 

For successful change, acceptance and support in the organization is crucial. Projects will fail without the decent buy in and involvement of the workforce. SPARQ360 helps to increase speed of change, people acceptance and program effectiveness.