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Vendor Management Systems (VMS)

Contingent Workforce Solutions for the Transportation and Logistics Industries

Agility is vitally important in the transportation industry. To operate an agile business for competitive advantage, you need an agile workforce.

This is why so many leading logistics and transportation companies supplement their permanent employees with an on-demand workforce of contingent staff, consultants, and service contractors.

Managing Your On-Demand Workforce


To take full advantage of the benefits an agile workforce can provide, you need a technology solution that can automate the talent acquisition process and track and manage every category of non-employee labor your company requires. That is where our vendor management systems (VMS) are so valuable.

Beeline VMS is a web-based application that automates every step of the engagement of non-employee workers, from job requisition through billing and payment to evaluation and reporting. In the process, it ensures that everything is done in accordance with company policy and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Transportation Employees

Risk-proof Your Non-employee Workforce


As contingent talent becomes an increasingly important part of your human capital strategy, it is important to understand the risks – and opportunities – these non-employee workers represent. Before your company can take advantage of an agile workforce represents, it is critically important to institute consistent governance, policies, and procedures for managing contingent workers. To maintain these policies consistently, approximately 70% of Global 2000 companies have implemented VMS solutions for contingent workforce management.

Transportation Leaders Trust Beeline

Many of the leading transportation and logistics organizations worldwide depend on Beeline to facilitate the management of their contingent workforce programs. From job requisition to job completion, from temporary staffing to complex, statement of work-based services, Beeline streamlines the entire process, allowing our customers to:

  • Reduce costs through the elimination of rogue spending

  • Improve business intelligence through analytics and forecasting

  • Provide real-time cost benchmarks across skill sets and geographical scope

  • Increase compliance through better categorization of workers

  • Find skilled talent faster and more easily through direct sourcing and talent pools

  • Improve the quality of contractors and staffing suppliers

  • Interface with existing IT infrastructure

  • Consolidate billing and improve invoice accuracy

Guidelines for Choosing a VMS Partner

Staffing and procurement industry analysts advise that minor differences in VMS functionality and service offerings can have a major impact on your contingent workforce program’s success.

Some of the factors you should consider:

Workforce Analytics

You program data is a treasure house. Beeline’s award-winning analytics toolkit will unlock it, to help you make better, more strategic staffing decisions.

Security

Peace of mind comes from knowing that your data is secure. Protecting our clients’ data is our highest priority. You can be confident that Beeline’s software, state-of-the-art data centers, and processes – regularly audited by recognized independent authorities –is designed to ensure the security of your data.

Global Expertise

When the time comes to implement your program internationally, you need both global and local expertise. We support successful programs in more than 120 countries, providing a deep understanding of local laws and business practices.

Customer Support

You need and deserve more than a 24-hour help line. With Beeline, you can depend on unparalleled strategic and operational support to ensure your success throughout your program’s lifecycle.

Scalability

As your contingent workforce needs change, your VMS partner keep you at least one step ahead. We make technology that adapts to your business needs, instead of forcing your business to fit our technology.

Innovation

You need a partner that understands how workforce trends and technological innovation intersect. We get it, and the result is customer-centric innovation that gives you a competitive edge.

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