About 4flow

Awards and recognition

4flow has received numerous national and international awards.

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.
 

Awards and recognition 2024

Top mid-sized employer 2024

FOCUS Business, a Germany-based news publication, again awarded 4flow as a top mid-sized employer this year. 4flow earned eighth place in the transportation and logistics category. The ranking is based on 650,000 employee evaluations on online portals as well as an employee survey performed by the research institute FactField. Out of 36,000 businesses evaluated in Germany, 4flow was awarded as one of approximately 4,000 top employers.

Awards and recognition 2023

Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2023

As part of the Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2023 presented in London, UK, Mars Europe and 4flow received the Food & Drink Supply Chain Excellence Award and the Supply Chain Strategy and Design Award. The award recognizes organizations around the world that demonstrate excellence in their supply chain operations.

2023 Gartner® Market Guide for 4PLs

4flow was recognized as a Representative Vendor in the newly published Gartner® report: 2023 Gartner® Market Guide for 4PLs*. “This Market Guide covers the fourth-party logistics outsourcing market and looks at key service providers and market players who offer 4PL services”, states the report.
*Matthew Beckett, David Gonzalez, Michael Dominy, September 19, 2023

2023 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy, Planning and Operations Consulting

4flow was listed as Representative Vendor in the 2023 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy, Planning and Operations Consulting*. The report recognizes 4flow for its services in Consulting, System Integration and BPO/Managed Services. This is the fourth year in a row that 4flow has been included in this report.
*Michael Dominy, November 27, 2023

2023 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies*

4flow was listed in the Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2023. “Supply chain technology leaders should use this Hype Cycle to grasp the maturity, viability and riskiness of evolving supply chain execution technologies.” This is the fourth year in a row that 4flow was included as a Sample Vendor in the category of Transportation Forecasting.
*Gartner, Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2023, Dwight Klappich, July 13, 2023

Forbes – 4flow listed among world’s best management consulting firms 2023

Forbes and the statistics portal Statista once again named 4flow in the second edition of “FORBES – World’s Best Management Consulting Firms” in 2023. 4flow was listed in three categories: Automotive; Travel, Transportation and Logistics; and Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

Handelsblatt – 4flow named among top consulting firms 2023

4flow appears on the Handelsblatt list of best consulting firms, published by the Handelsblatt Research Institute (HRI).

4flow recognized as kununu top company 2023

The German employer rating platform kununu has named 4flow a top company 2023. The award reconigzes the top 5% best ranked employers based on employee reviews published on the kununu website.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top Supply Chain Projects award, 2023

4flow received a Top Supply Chain Projects award for successfully completing the launch of a new inbound warehouse and cross-dock facility for a globally operating automotive manufacturer. Presented by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the Top Supply Chain Projects award profiles innovative case study-type projects designed to automate, optimize, streamline and improve supply chains. This is the second consecutive year 4flow has received this award.

4flow again named a top mid-sized employer 2023

FOCUS Business, a Germany-based news publication, again awarded 4flow as a top mid-sized employer this year. The ranking is based on 338,000 employee evaluations on online portals as well as an employee survey performed by the research institute FactField. Out of 35,000 businesses evaluated in Germany, 4flow was awarded as one of approximately 4,000 top employers.

2023 Gartner® International and Europe Context: ‘Magic Quadrant™ for Transportation Management Systems’

4flow was recognized as a Notable Vendor in 2023 Gartner® International Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems’*, a new report that focuses on the international subsegment of the TMS market. It was also the third year in a row that 4flow was mentioned as a Notable Vendor in 2023 Gartner® Europe Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems’**, which examines the European segment of the transportation management market. In both reports, 4flow was recognized for the 4flow iTMS.
*Oscar Sanchez Duran, Brock Johns, March 28, 2023.
**Oscar Sanchez Duran, Brock Johns, March 28, 2023.

2023 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Tools

4flow was listed as a Representative Vendor in the 2023 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Tools*. This was the second year in a row 4flow was recognized in this report for the software product 4flow vista® – software for network optimization and transportation planning.
*Vicky Forman, Kamala Raman, Pia Orup Lund, February 15, 2023

brand eins – 4flow named for tenth consecutive year as a top consulting firm

4flow was once again named one of the best consulting firms in the category “Procurement and Supply Chain Management” and in the industries “Transportation, Shipping and Logistics” and “Automotive and Suppliers”.

Awards and recognition 2022

2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy, Planning and Operations Consulting

4flow was listed as a Specialist Services Provider in the 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy, Planning and Operations Consulting*. The report also includes 4flow as an Example Provider with BPaaS offerings. It is the third year in a row that 4flow has been included in this report.
*Michael Dominy, November 9, 2022

Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2022

4flow was listed in the Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2022*. The report helps supply chain leaders “to grasp the maturity, viability and riskiness of evolving supply chain execution technologies.” This is the third year in a row that 4flow was included as a Sample Vendor in the category of transportation forecasting.
*Dwight Klappich, June 27, 2022

4flow ranked among most family-friendly employers

For the seventh time, the employer platform kununu and the media brand freundin have published a ranking of the most family-friendly employers in Germany. In 2022, 4flow was listed among the top 10 in transportation and supply chain.

Forbes - 4flow listed among World’s Best Management Consulting Firms 2022

Forbes in collaboration with statistics portal Statista have included 4flow on their list of the World’s Best Management Consulting Firms. 4flow was recognized in three categories: Automotive, Procurement & Supply Chain Management, and Travel, Transport & Logistics.

Handelsblatt - 4flow recognized among best consultancies 2022

The Handelsblatt Research Institute has recognized 4flow as a top consulting firm in five areas in its first-ever analysis – in the categories digitization, purchasing and procurement, automotive, industrial goods, and consumer goods and retail.

Product of the Year 2022

Over 15,000 readers of materialfluss, a German magazine for intralogistics and supply chain, cast their votes for “Product of the Year 2022” and selected 4flow TORO (transport optimized release orders) as a winner in the supply chain software category. 4flow TORO, an SAP add-on, is a cloud-based software solution.

4flow receives Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Top Supply Chain Projects award 2022

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, a leading supply chain publication, has selected 4flow as a recipient of the Top Supply Chain Projects award for 2022 for the successful completion of a strategic network design project for a consumer electronics manufacturer. The strategic network design reduces costs and optimizes transportation.

Gartner® Europe Context: ‘Magic Quadrant™ for Transportation Management Systems’*

4flow was named a Notable Vendor in 2022 Gartner® Europe context: ‘Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems’. The report states: “Supply chain technology leaders can use this research to expedite and enrich their selection of TMS technology relevant to Europe”. This was the second year in a row 4flow was recognized in this Magic Quadrant report for the 4flow iTMS – for integrated supply chain optimization and transportation management.
*Gartner, “Europe Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems’”, Oscar Sanchez Duran, Brock Johns, March 29, 2022.

2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Tools

4flow was listed as a Representative Vendor in the 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Tools*. The report states, “As internal and external factors require more frequent supply chain design reviews, the use of analytical tools to support these initiatives is becoming ever more critical. Supply chain technology leaders can leverage this Market Guide in their search for supply chain design tools.” The report lists 4flow as a Representative Vendor for the software product 4flow vista® – software for network optimization and transportation planning.
*Vicky Forman, Kamala Raman, Pia Orup Lund, February 28, 2022

4flow has SAP Recognized Expertise in supply chain planning and logistics in Germany

4flow is now an SAP partner with SAP Recognized Expertise in the area of supply chain planning and logistics in Germany. This designation acknowledges 4flow’s experience using SAP supply chain products in successful customer projects, as well as 4flow’s plans to continue developing its SAP practice.

Green Supply Chain Award 2022

For the fifth time, 4flow has been recognized with the Green Supply Chain Award. Granted by the US business magazine Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the award recognizes businesses that make green practices or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy and work to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and/or supply chains.

4flow again named a top mid-sized employer 2022

To begin the award process, FOCUS, a Germany-based news publication worked with FactField to conduct an online evaluation and survey of employees across Germany. In total, 550,000 evaluations of 38,000 businesses were considered. Around 4,000 businesses achieved scores high enough to qualify for the list of top mid-sized employers.

brand eins - 4flow again top consultancy 2022

4flow is once again among the winning consulting firms in the area “Procurement and Supply Chain Management” and in the industries “Transportation, Shipping and Logistics” and “Automotive and Suppliers”. This is the fifth time 4flow has been awarded this distinction by brand eins and the statistics portal Statista.

Awards and recognition 2021

4flow selected as family-friendly employer

For the sixth time, the employer platform kununu and the media brand Freundin have named the most family-friendly employers in Germany. In 2021, 4flow is again ranked among the top 10 employers in transportation and supply chain.

2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy, Planning and Operations Consulting

4flow was listed in the 2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy, Planning and Operations Consulting*. The report includes 4flow as an example provider of supply chain business process as a service (BPaaS) and lists 4flow as a specialist provider for supply chain strategy and planning and for supply chain operation for all market segments. This was the second year in a row 4flow was listed in this Gartner Market Guide.
*Michael Dominy, November 10, 2021

Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2021

4flow was listed in the Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2021*. The report helps supply chain leaders “understand the maturity, viability, and riskiness of evolving supply chain execution technologies.” 4flow was included as a Sample Vendor in the category of transportation forecasting.
*Dwight Klappich, July 6, 2021

MINT Minded Company

For the first time, 4flow has received the MINT Minded Company award. The award by the initiative “MINT Zukunft schaffen” together with audimax MEDIEN is given to employers who promote STEM talents. For this award, all university students in Germany who are enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects are annually asked to submit the names of their preferred employers. Following a certification phase, 4flow received the MINT Minded Company award for 2021.

Gartner® Europe context: Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

4flow was named a Notable Vendor by Gartner in its report, Europe context: Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems*.
*Oscar Sanchez Duran, Bart De Muynck, Brock Johns, Carly West, March 31, 2021

Leading Employer 2021

Every year, the Duesseldorf-based Institute of Research & Data Aggregation conducts a meta-analysis of over 100,000 German businesses. The institute evaluates businesses holistically and ranks them according to over 200 global sources, including employer ratings on platforms such as kununu, LinkedIn, Indeed and Glassdoor. Following this analysis, the award distinguishes 4flow as the top 1% of German employers in terms of team satisfaction and outstanding opportunities for professional growth and support.

brand eins - 4flow again top consultancy 2021

For the fourth time, 4flow has been selected by the business publication brand eins as one of the best consultancies in Germany. Together with the statistics portal Statista, the magazine conducted surveys with customers and other consultancies. More than 2,000 professionals and 1,500 project managers submitted their recommendations. This year’s list of winners includes 16 industries and 18 consulting categories. 4flow received top marks in the areas of “Procurement and Supply Chain Management”, “Transportation, Shipping and Logistics” as well as “Automotive and Suppliers”.

ISO 45001 certification

After a successful audit, 4flow has been certified with ISO 45001, the internationally recognized standard for current work and health safety management. This means that 4flow offers its team members occupational health and safety (OSHA) according to the latest and most up-to-date occupational health and safety management system with a uniform approach that has been fully integrated into the existing management system.

Awards and recognition 2020

Gartner® Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning Technologies, 2020

4flow was included in the Gartner® Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning Technologies, 2020*. In the report, 4flow was listed as a sample vendor in 6 different supply chain planning (SCP) technologies used to support planning decision-making at all levels of the supply chain.
*Tim Payne, Amber Salley, Pia Orup Lund, November 12, 2020

Gartner® 2020 Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy, Planning and Operations Consulting

4flow was included in the Gartner® 2020 Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy, Planning and Operations Consulting*. In the report, 4flow was listed as a specialist provider for supply chain strategy and planning and supply chain operations.
*Michael Dominy, Kamala Raman, August 18, 2020

2020 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies

4flow was listed in the Gartner® Hype Cycle™ for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2020*. The report helps supply chain leaders “to understand the maturity, viability and riskiness of various emerging supply chain execution technologies.” 4flow was included as a Sample Vendor in the categories of transportation forecasting and predictive analytics in supply chain execution.
*Dwight Klappich, July 7, 2020

TOP-Employers 2020

Together with the employer rating platform kununu, the German news publication FOCUS Business carried out a cross-industry survey and analyzed over 4 million employer ratings to select the 4,000 best mid-sized employers with headquarters in Germany. 4flow was named as a TOP employer and took second place in the logistics and transportation category.

Family-friendly employers 2020

For the fifth time, the media brand Freundin and the employer platform kununu have named the most family friendly employers in Germany. 4flow was ranked 6th in transportation and supply chain. The ranking is based on more than 2 million reviews of 200,000 companies in Germany and Austria in 2020. The compatibility of family and career, a good work-life balance, factors for well-being and equal career opportunities with employers were recognized.

FOCUS Growth Champion

Due to continuous strong growth in recent years, 4flow is once again among the 500 fastest-growing businesses in Germany – the 2021 Growth Champions. In cooperation with the statistics company Statista, the business publication FOCUS carried out a cross-industry survey in which independent businesses with German headquarters were evaluated and ranked based on their average revenue growth from 2016 to 2019.

Product of the Year 2020

4flow vista® as an SAP add-on has been awarded as one of the Products of the Year 2020 in the software catergory by the German business publication materialfluss. The solution took third place in the software category.

ISO/IEC 27001-2017 certification

4flow has been certified with the internationally recognized standard for high information and data security, ISO/IEC 27001:2017, for its location in Berlin, Germany. This standard defines the methods and procedures for setting up, implementing, maintaining and continuously improving an information security management system (ISMS). Using a risk management process, the ISMS ensures the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information and is therefore the most important certification for a company’s information security.

brand eins – Best consultancies

For the fourth time, 4flow has been selected by the business publication brand eins as one of the best consultancies in Germany. Together with the statistics portal Statista, the magazine conducted surveys with customers and other consultancies. 4flow received top marks in the areas of “Procurement and Supply Chain Management”, “Transportation, Shipping and Logistics” as well as “Automotive and Suppliers”.

brand eins – Best consultancies

For the fourth time, 4flow has been selected by the business publication brand eins as one of the best consultancies in Germany. Together with the statistics portal Statista, the magazine conducted surveys with customers and other consultancies. 4flow received top marks in the areas of “Procurement and Supply Chain Management”, “Transportation, Shipping and Logistics” as well as “Automotive and Suppliers”.

TISAX® certification

4flow has been certified according to TISAX® (Trusted Information Security Assessment eXchange) for its location in Munich, Germany. This testing and exchange standard for the automotive industry ensures that all value chain participants have a uniform level of information security. After six months in which all organizational processes and procedures were evaluated, the European Network Exchange Association, a TISAX® audit provider, certified 4flow at the highest security level - Assessment Level 3. This signifies that service providers can handle and exchange highly sensitive external data.

Awards 2019

Focus Money: Top Career Opportunities

4flow provides top career opportunities and is the top choice for engineers and college graduates. In a Focus Money commissioned evaluation conducted by the research institute IMWF, factors such as support for training, professional development opportunities, and access to leadership positions were evaluated.

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.

Awards 2018

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.

Awards 2017

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.

Fair Company

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.

Awards 2016

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.

brand eins - Germany’s top consultancies for 2016 

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.

Awards 2015

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.

brand eins - The best consulting firms in Germany 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.

Awards 2014

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 so many times.

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.”

brand eins - 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.