Executive Briefings

Centralized Transportation Command and Control for Operational and Financial Benefits

Challenge: The Company's growth was due to acquisitions that were allowed to continue to manage operations independently. No centralized logistics group existed. The company's 17 manufacturing sites managed their own logistics and operated independently.

Solution: The Company collected best practices from their operations and determined that they needed a TMS to manage the centralized operation and enforce best practices.  They also accumulated divisional shipment history data to model the network and determine where opportunities existed for savings from consolidation.  Since their centralized operation would resemble a 3PL, the company confined their technology search to those TMS vendors that could provide 3PL network management.  The company interviewed three vendors and selected MercuryGate due to its flexible operational model and its system's rapid implementation time.

Results: The company has achieved exactly what they wanted.  They have centralized operations and integrated the systems in their headquarters, reducing the personnel required by 50%.

About Solution Provider: MercuryGate delivers a multi-modal enterprise TMS solution that allows shippers, freight brokers and 3PLs to plan, execute, track, and settle domestic and international freight movements.  Customers use a SaaS or self-hosted application to optimize transportation with consolidated loads, improved carrier selection and other process improvements.

Web:  www.mercurygate.com

Email:  sales@mercurygate.com

Phone: 919-469-8057

Solution: The Company collected best practices from their operations and determined that they needed a TMS to manage the centralized operation and enforce best practices.  They also accumulated divisional shipment history data to model the network and determine where opportunities existed for savings from consolidation.  Since their centralized operation would resemble a 3PL, the company confined their technology search to those TMS vendors that could provide 3PL network management.  The company interviewed three vendors and selected MercuryGate due to its flexible operational model and its system's rapid implementation time.

Results: The company has achieved exactly what they wanted.  They have centralized operations and integrated the systems in their headquarters, reducing the personnel required by 50%.

About Solution Provider: MercuryGate delivers a multi-modal enterprise TMS solution that allows shippers, freight brokers and 3PLs to plan, execute, track, and settle domestic and international freight movements.  Customers use a SaaS or self-hosted application to optimize transportation with consolidated loads, improved carrier selection and other process improvements.

Web:  www.mercurygate.com

Email:  sales@mercurygate.com

Phone: 919-469-8057