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Awards

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 2016

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. Read more about the award in the press release.

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.

Siegel „Innovativ durch Forschung“ des Stifterverbandes

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

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.      
 

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. Read more in the 4flow press release.

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.  More information can be found in the press release.

Awards 2015

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. Read more about the iTM in the press release and newsletter article.

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. More information can be found in the press release.

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. More information can be found in the press release.

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. More information can be found in the press release.

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 as many times as 4flow. Read the press release for more details.

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.  More information can be found in the press release.

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.” More information can be found in the press release.

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.

Awards 2013

For the sixth time, 4flow is among the winners of the renowned Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award. Deloitte determines the cumulative revenue growth of the last five years to identify the award winners. During this period, 4flow was able to increase revenue growth by about 200 percent. The supply chain company’s revenue growth was due in part to its own software 4flow vista® and 4flow turn which are both developed in house. Only a few of the participating companies have received the award as often as 4flow.  Besides 4flow, just four companies out of more than 300 winners have won the award since Deloitte began presenting it in 2002. More information can be found in the press release.

In 2013 the renowned market research institute Lünendonk has published a comprehensive report on the management consulting sector in Germany. With an average growth rate of 10 percent, revenue at management consulting firms has continued to grow over the past year according to the study. 4flow was able to increase its revenue by about 30 percent in fiscal year 2012, putting 4flow among the consulting firms with an above-average rate of growth. The in-depth study published in German titled “Leading Management Consulting Firms in Germany” examines figures and trends from the management consulting market in 2012, 2013, and following years.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 2013

Berlin, Germany-based 4flow has been named to the SDCE 100 by Supply & Demand Chain Executive, a leading supply chain publication. Published annually, the magazine focused the criteria for this year’s "100" feature on supply chain excellence and measurable gains in return on investment (ROI) through cost-cutting, and increased efficiency. It is the third time 4flow has earned a spot among the SDCE 100. You can find more information in the press release.

Technology Fast 50 2012

4flow has received the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award once again. The award is presented to fast-growing companies in cutting edge technology fields. The ranking is based on the revenue growth percentage over the last five years. With a five-year growth rate of 237 percent, 4flow has ranked in the Top 50 for the fifth consecutive time. You can find more information in the press release.

Cool Vendor in Supply Chain Management 2012

4flow has been included in the list of “Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Management, 2012” released by Gartner, Inc., the information technology research and advisory company. The analysts from Gartner emphasized innovation and sustainability as two areas of focus for the providers selected. You can find more information in the press release.

Technology Fast 50 2011

4flow has received the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 award for the fourth time. It makes them one of only two supply chain companies to receive the award this year. The award recognizes businesses that get outstanding results for clients, and achieve steady sales growth even in dynamic times. The ranking is based on the companies’ relative sales growth of the past five years. You can find more information in the press release.

Best Workplaces in Europe 2010

4flow has been honored as one of Europe's best employers in the "Best Workplaces in Europe 2010" competition. Among "Companies with up to 500 employees," the leading provider of supply chain consulting, software and services was ranked sixth, making it the only supply chain company in the top 10 and Germany's second best candidate. You can find more information in the press release.

MAN Best Practice Award 2009

The MAN Best Practice Award is annually presented by the MAN Group Management Board for excellent processes, methods and procedures. The award-winning project was set up to realign the container management strategy for the MAN Nutzfahrzeuge Group. 4flow consulting and MAN container management deployed an application developed by inet-logistics which resulted in significantly enhancing the reliability of empties supply, increasing the visibility of empties orders and inventory and sustainably facilitating overall processing of empties.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 2009

4flow vista® and 4flow turn were selected for the prestigious Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 list in 2009. The award is presented annually and distinguishes supply chain solution providers who support their clients in achieving sustainable supply chain optimizations. The two 4flow solutions assist companies in making the supply chain manageable by creating transparency and flexibility.

Best Workplaces in Europe 2008

4flow has been named one of Europe’s 2008 top employers. Participating for the first time, the company reached an outstanding 3rd place in the category "Best Small and Medium-sized Workplaces" of the "Best Workplaces in Europe 2008" competition. Thus, 4flow is the only supply chain and logistics expert among the most attractive European employers.

"Prize for Innovation 2007 ITK" in the category of logistics

The standard web-based inventory optimization software 4flow turn was awarded the "Prize for Innovation 2007 ITK" for its innovativeness in the logistics category for medium-sized companies. An independent selection committee composed of experts and ITK editors from the German initiative for medium-sized companies, PresseBox® and it-Medien award the Prize for Innovation to companies providing the most innovative products, services and solutions with a particular focus on medium-sized companies.

Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2006

As one of few logistics candidates, 4flow is among this year’s winners of the Technology Fast 500 EMEA award which honors 500 fastest-growing technology companies of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Companies in the software, telecommunications, Internet, energy and life sciences industries belong to this segment.

Technology Fast 50 2006

4flow has been recognized with the renowned Technology Fast 50 Award 2006 by audit and consulting firm Deloitte, in collaboration with the business magazine Capital. 4flow ranked 35 out of 50 companies and was the only candidate from the supply chain management sector.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 2006

4flow vista made the prestigious Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 list in 2006. The Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Award honors companies in the field of Supply Chain Management and logistics for demonstrating superior leadership in their respective industry. This year’s focus was on innovation. The business magazine Supply & Demand Chain Executive identified the leading providers of supply chain technologies that are at the forefront of innovation. 4flow is one of the two European vendors that qualified for 2006’s top 100.

National Prize for Transport Logistics 2005

4flow, in co-operation with MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG as well as inet-logistics and Nexolab, was nominated for the National Prize 2005 in the category "Products and system solutions used at the market." Honored was a transport management module used by MAGNA STEYR. The National Prize of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology was awarded to honor excellent logistics projects and their professional and innovative potential.

e-logistics Award 2004

4flow won the prestigious AKJ Automotive e-logistics award for the successful implementation of their logistics software application 4flow vista® at MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG. The awarded transportation management solution is based on 4flow vista® and was implemented for the purpose of efficient transportation planning and inet-logistics for transportation control.

Project of the Month 2001

The Berlin Senate Administration for Economy, Labor, Women, Media and Communication has selected 4flow AG as "project of the month" for November 2001. 

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