This cloud-based logistics platform enables easy access to best-practice intelligent transport processes. It connects the world’s largest collaborative network of logistics professionals, including more than 1,000 leading companies in every industry, simplifying shipper-carrier communication and achieving smarter, transparent and more cost-effective movement of goods around the globe.
Logistics costs are an important factor for building materials manufacturers. It is also increasingly important to ensure high levels of delivery quality and customer service. A particular challenge when shipping building materials is just-in-time delivery, for example to large construction sites where space is often extremely limited and loading conditions constantly change. Customers need reliable notification of each delivery and proactive updates in the event of any delay. Added to this, building materials manufacturers are under pressure to optimize costs and achieve competitive edge.Read more
For many shippers in the paperboard and print industries, transportation consumes a disproportionate chunk of the budget. In addition, delivery quality and customer service are becoming increasingly important as many customers (for example, printers) need to plan ahead. Digitization of logistics processes is a valuable opportunity for paperboard and print shippers to reduce transportation costs, improve efficiency, and increase customer service.Read more
Companies that are operating in today’s chemical industries face many different logistics challenges. The chemical supply chain can be long, volatile, and highly complex. Mistakes during handling and transportation can have serious impact. Also, the sensitive nature of your products makes robust tracking essential. And public image – which is improved or impaired by logistics performance – is a crucial success factor for your organization.Read more
The supply chain in the FMCG industries is characterized by seasonality issues, uneven distribution of truck arrivals, orders on short notice, and special requirements such as returning empties to beverage producers. Making certain food and beverages items available year-round and keeping them fresh are other challenges for the FMCG supply chain. All of this creates massive complexities in logistics management.Read more
For many shippers in the metal and steel industry, transportation consumes a disproportionate chunk of the budget. And because customers, particularly those in the automotive industry, often depend on just-in-time delivery to dovetail with production or construction schedules, they don’t tolerate missed transportation deadlines and are frustrated by poor transportation visibility. Added to this, deliveries of raw materials in high volumes contribute to uncontrolled flows, traffic congestion at each location, and more complicated complaints procedures.Read more
The retail supply chain has become very complex in recent years. Across this sector, key logistics challenges include volatile customer demand and changes in customer behavior, high delivery frequencies, and an increase in the variety and perishability of goods. This makes smooth communication and cooperation between retailers and their suppliers and carriers much more important than ever before. What counts are punctuality in goods receipt as well as fast shelf availability and high efficiency at storage locations. In addition to all this, retail continues to be characterized by high cost pressure and low margins. The role of logistics in general and of incoming goods processes in particular can profoundly impact the retailer’s profitability and competitive edge.Read more