4flow strives to find the best solution for each client, implement highly effective processes, and constantly innovate to improve our services. This is reflected in the many awards we have continued to win over the years. We have received accolades for client projects, the software solutions we develop in house, and as an employer.
Automotive Logistics Awards Europe 2019 – Packaging Innovation
4flow was named as a top-three finalist for the Automotive Logistics Awards Europe 2019 in the Packaging Innovation category for its ongoing partnership and collaboration with Opel/Vauxhall. It was the second year in a row that the project partners were nominated, following a win in the Better Visibility category in 2018. The Packaging Innovation award recognizes excellence and innovation in packaging technology and processes across the automotive supply chain. Among other achievements, 4flow’s collaboration with Opel/Vauxhall has generated significant process efficiencies and cost savings using the Container Management System (CMS) that the partners jointly created and operate on a continuous basis.
brand eins – Best Consultancies
4flow was once again named one of the Best Consultancies in Germany by business magazine brand eins. In collaboration with statistics portal Statista, brand eins surveyed a broad range of consulting firms and customers, who awarded 4flow top marks in the categories “Procurement and Supply CHain Management”, “Transportation, Shipping and Logistics”, and “Automotive and Suppliers”.
Best Supply Chain Brand
4flow has been recognized as a Best Supply Chain Brand (Beste Logistik Marke) in two categories of the expert and reader ranking presented by BVL International and the supply chain publication Logistik Heute. 4flow was voted one of the top three firms in both the “Supply Chain Consulting” and “IT for Transportation Management” categories.
AGCO Partner Supplier
4flow’s sustained excellence, reliability, and global value creation earned AGCO’s coveted Partner Supplier designation. The status had previously been achieved by only five of AGCO’s 3,150 global suppliers and recognizes the significant added value that 4flow’s supply chain solutions represent for the global agricultural machinery manufacturer.
Green Supply Chain Award 2018
Presented by US publication Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the annual prize recognizes companies that make green practices or sustainability a key part of their supply chain strategy, as well as providers of supply chain solutions and services that assist their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals. This is the fourth time 4flow has received the award, following wins in 2010, 2016 and 2017.
Food Logistics FL100+ Award
4flow was honored with the Food Logistics FL100+ Award 2018 for successfully optimizing supply chain structures for its customers in the fast-moving consumer goods industry. Following an initial win in 2017, this marks the second time that 4flow has received the award, which is presented annually by US publication Food Logistics.
China Automotive Logistics Innovation Award
4flow and AGCO, the global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions, were named as joint winners of the China Automotive Logistics Innovation Award 2018. The distinguished award is presented annually by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP), the premier professional organization for supply chain management in China. The CFLP selected this year’s winners for their successful, ongoing collaboration in digitizing ACGO’s supply chain in China.
Sustained Excellence Award 2018
Deloitte awarded 4flow the Sustained Excellence Award for long-term growth, innovativeness, entrepreneurship and sustainable leadership. This is the second time the company has received the award, having won it already in 2016. The deciding factor for this year’s renewed honor was 4flow’s continued strong growth.
Automotive Logistics Awards Europe 2018 – Better Visibility
4flow won the Automotive Logistics Awards Europe 2018 in the Better Visibility category for its ongoing partnership and collaboration with Opel/Vauxhall. Among other achievements, the partners generated total visibility, efficient communications, and full materials traceability along Opel/Vauxhall’s entire European supply chain. The judges were also impressed by the significant and sustainable savings in annual freight costs offered by the Transportation Control Center (TCC) that the collaboration partners jointly implemented and continue to operate. The flexibility of the TCC also enables Opel/Vauxhall to quickly respond to changes in market and network conditions. The panel of judges for the award included top supply chain experts from AGCO, BMW Group, Continental, Groupe PSA, Magna International, Volvo Car Group, and others.
Food Logistics FL100+ Award
In naming Food Logistics 100+ recipients, the US publication Food Logistics selects companies whose products and services are deemed critical to the global food supply chain. 4flow was named a recipient of the 2017 Food Logistics 100+ Award for its excellence as a top supply chain software and technology provider.
Green Supply Chain Award 2017
With its 2017 win, 4flow has earned its third Green Supply Chain Award from US publication Supply and Demand Chain Executive. The award recognizes providers of supply chain solutions and services that assist their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals and making green practices and sustainability a key part of their supply chain strategy. 4flow won the award twice previously, in 2010 and 2016.
4flow has been recognized for its responsible and transparent company culture in addition to fair treatment of student interns and new professionals beginning their careers. The initiative, organized by the German business publications Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftswoche, aims to create more transparency for young professionals entering the job market. 4flow has won the award several times in previous years.
2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100
4flow was named to the 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, which makes it the sixth time 4flow received the award. Supply & Demand Chain Executive, selected the winning companies for successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the supply chain.
ELA Award Project of the Year 2017
4flow and AGCO received the ‘ELA Award Project of the Year 2017’ from the European Logistics Association (ELA). The globally operating agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO and its collaborative digital supply chain partner 4flow were recognized for their efforts in digitization and end-to-end integration of partners within AGCO’s international inbound supply chain. The ELA, a federation of 30 national organizations from across Europe, awards the most innovative logistics and supply chain transformation projects each year. The contest is played out amongst 30 award-winning projects from national competitions. The ELA jury selected the AGCO and 4flow initiative as the best this year.
Brose Key Supplier 2017
The globally operating automotive supplier Brose recognized 4flow with the Key Supplier Award 2017 for its successful cooperation. 4flow plans, manages and optimizes the Brose European transportation network using integrated transportation management (iTM) developed by 4flow. Brose had previously honored 4flow as a Top 3 supplier in the “Brose Service Supplier” category.
ISO 9001:2015 certification
4flow has been certified to the standard ISO 9001:2015, the most widely applied standard in quality management at national and international levels. Implementation of the standard ensures optimal information flow, a sophisticated service level and best possible time management, thereby assuring the highest level of quality from 4flow’s integrated transportation management (iTM) at a global level. Read more.
Financial Times FT 1000
The British news publication Financial Times ranks 4flow among the strongest growing businesses in Europe. Companies qualifying for this ranking had primarily organic percentage revenue growth between 2012 and 2015. Since its founding in 2000, 4flow has grown sustainably. In 2016 for the seventeenth consecutive year 4flow grew significantly, with growth higher than the market once again. The growth was brought about by a large number of new customer orders and many existing long-term and international customer relationships.
AGCO Supplier of the Year 2017
AGCO, global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural solutions, recognizes top suppliers for their dedication and contribution to its success. 4flow was named Supplier of the Year 2017 in logistics. The award was presented to 4flow for supporting AGCO’s globally integrated supply chain and logistics evolution. Awards were presented in several other categories including collaboration, innovation, quality, and logistics among others. For more details, read the press release.
General Motors 2016 Supplier of the Year
With this award GM recognizes its best suppliers that consistently exceed GM’s expectations, create outstanding value or bring new innovations to the company. This is the second time 4flow has received the award. Winning suppliers were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics. For more details, read the press release.
2016 Green Supply Chain Award
4flow was presented with the Green Supply Chain Award for the second time. Awarded annually by the US publication Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the Green Supply Chain Award recognizes companies that make green or sustainability a key part of their supply chain strategy as well as providers of supply chain solutions and services that assist their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.
Growth Champion 2017 by FOCUS magazine
With continuous growth of more than 20 percent in the last three years, 4flow has made it once again to the list of Germany's fastest-growing companies. The FOCUS ranking presents the 500 German companies with the highest growth rate between 2012 and 2015. The ranking was performed in cooperation with the statistics company Statista. Prerequisites for the award are that companies operate independently, are not subsidiary enterprises, are based in Germany, and had minimum revenue of at least 100,000 euros for 2012 and 1.8 million euros or more for 2015.
Sustained Excellence Award and Technology Fast 50 2016
For innovativeness, entrepreneurship, long-term growth and sustainable leadership, Deloitte presented 4flow with the Sustained Excellence Award. 4flow has had a steady growth rate of more than 20 percent in recent fiscal years. In addition, Deloitte named 4flow to the Technology Fast 50 for the ninth time, as one of Germany’s 50 fastest growing technology companies. For more details, read the press release.
German Award for Supply Chain Management 2016
AGCO and 4flow received the German Award for Supply Chain Management 2016 from BVL International for successfully implementing their innovative concept to digitize the tractor and agricultural equipment manufacturer’s inbound supply chain. In just 18 months, the cooperation partners implemented the AGCO Smart Logistics initiative for the global leader in agricultural solutions. AGCO and 4flow successfully reduced costs by more than 25 percent for the entire inbound supply chain and increased on-time delivery performance by 10 percent, among other achievements. Find out more about the AGCO and 4flow collaboration.
Germany’s top consultancies for 2016 by brand eins
For the third consecutive year, 4flow has been selected by the business magazine brand eins as one of the best consulting companies in Germany. Customers and other consulting companies alike gave 4flow top marks in purchasing and supply chain management, putting it among the top five. 4flow also received an above-average number of peer recommendations in transportation and logistics, and was listed as one of the leading German consultancies.
Innovative through Research
Stifterverband, one of Germany’s largest private research donors, awarded 4flow with its “Innovative through Research” seal. The award is presented to organizations that make a positive contribution to public policies and society with their research. 4flow research collaborates with leading research institutions and private businesses for projects in areas such as risk management and green logistics.
Growth Champion 2016 according to FOCUS magazine
FOCUS magazine has named 4flow a Growth Champion for 2016. With steady growth in recent years between 20 and 40 percent, 4flow belongs to the list of “Growth Champions 2016” according to the FOCUS special issue bearing the same title. The FOCUS ranking considers the 500 companies with the largest revenue growth between 2011 and 2014 and selects the companies from a variety of industries. The list was drawn up in cooperation with the statistics company Statista and included both privately owned and publicly traded businesses. Prerequisites for the award are that companies operate independently, are not subsidiary enterprises, are domiciled in Germany, and had minimum revenue of at least 100,000 euros for 2011 and 1.8 million euros or more for 2014.
General Motors Supplier of the Year 2015
4flow was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors. Together, GM and 4flow established a transportation control center in Aftersales, covering all transportation planning and execution activites. 4flow operates this center as a 4PL. GM and 4flow both use 4flow’s industry-leading software solution, the integrated transportation management system.
GM recognized 110 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company. Winning suppliers were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing, and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992. GM’s 2015 supplier recognition represents a nearly 40 percent increase in the number of suppliers honored compared to 79 recipients in 2014. More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2014.
Lear Corporation Supplier of the Year
Lear Corporation recognized 4flow for its outstanding performance by naming it Supplier of the Year 2015. 4flow has worked together with the leading supplier of premium automotive seating and electrical distribution systems to design and successfully implement a centralized integrated transportation management at all of Lear’s plants in all of its divisions in Europe and Africa.
Bosch Global Supplier Award
Around the world, Bosch has more than 35,000 suppliers. For 2013 and 2014, Bosch has awarded its best suppliers in five different categories, recognizing 4flow for innovation.
4flow and Bosch have worked together to develop and implement an integrated transportation management concept. Using new processes and systems developed by 4flow, Bosch is now organizing its worldwide road transportation operations even more efficiently and economically. The result has enabled the company to reduce costs significantly. One of the key elements of the concept is to integrate all of the participants into one universal standardized management process.
Technology Fast 50 2015
For the eighth time in total, 4flow received the Technology Fast 50 Award from Deloitte in 2015. The evaluation criterion consists of the average revenue growth percentage over the last four years. For this time period, 4flow’s growth was over 120 percent. This prize has been awarded to companies in the IT, communication and life sciences fields in Germany by Deloitte since 2002.
The best consulting firms in Germany by brand eins 2015
The widely read German business publication brand eins once again ranked 4flow among the best consulting firms in Germany in transportation, logistics and supply chain management. The publication cooperated with statista, an online statistics portal, to survey experts from the supply chain industry as well as clients that had worked with consulting firms in the last four years. More than 1,400 consulting experts and another 1,300 project managers made their recommendations.
2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100
4flow was named to the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 (SDCE), which marks the fifth time the company has received this honor since its founding. The award recognizes 4flow’s capability of repeatedly producing measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting and increased efficiency in end-to-end supply chains for customers.
Technology Fast 50 2014
4flow is among the 2014 winners of the prestigious Technology Fast 50 award from Deloitte for the seventh time. Fast 50 award winners are honored for excellent growth and innovative technology. Deloitte compiles the percentage revenue growth over a period of five years, and during this time, 4flow grew its revenue by over 200 percent. 4flow is one of just a few companies that have received the award as many times as 4flow.
Best of Consulting 2014
4flow was presented with the Best of Consulting award for an innovative transportation optimization project. The renowned German business publication WirtschaftsWoche recognizes outstanding consulting firms on an annual basis. 4flow received 3rd place in the supply chain management category, recognized for a collaborative project with Lear, a global automotive supplier. In addition to the assessment by an independent jury, the opinions of a variety of 4flow’s clients on the consultancy’s performance were key criteria for the award. The results of a survey of 1,500 large German companies are also part of the assessment. The companies surveyed were asked to indicate whether they are familiar with certain brands and how they rate the reputation of the consulting firms.
Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 2014
For the fourth time, 4flow has been named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 focusing on "100 Great Supply Chain Transformation Projects". Barry Hochfelder, editor of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive, a leading U.S. trade publication said, “The projects featured can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operation.”
The best consulting firms in Germany 2014
The popular business magazine brand eins put 4flow at the top of the list as one of the best consulting firms in Germany for the transportation management and logistics industries. According to the brand eins survey, 4flow was evaluated by clients as far above average and was highly recommended by consultants from other firms. Both factors were used to comprise the overall rating. In the area supply chain management 4flow also received a listing as a top-consultancy based on positive evaluations.
The lists are the results of surveys held by the magazine in cooperation with Statista, the largest online statistics site worldwide. The magazine asked 1,500 consulting experts from various firms to name another firm that they would recommend for consulting in selected industries and fields. In addition almost 1,400 project managers and partners of consulting agencies were asked to make recommendations.
An overview with more awards will follow soon.