Challenge: A U.S. multinational had 14 manufacturing sites in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Each site booked transportation using a carrier-specific terminal and website, which resulted in a multitude of site-specific and carrier-specific shipping systems. Consequently, the company lacked centralized visibility for shipment movements and transportation spend.
Solution: The company decided to standardize shipping across EMEA. Compliance was a critical requirement, as the company is subject to U.S. export controls. Due to the clear linkage between shipping and export compliance, the company chose QAD Precision’s integrated global trade and transportation solution.
Results: QAD Precision was deployed across all 14 EMEA manufacturing sites. This resulted in standardized shipping, visibility into shipment movements and ensured export compliance. The company was able to aggregate shipping data to leverage volume discounts from carriers, saving them millions of dollars a year.
Followingly this successful EMEA project, the company standardized with QAD Precision globally, deploying the solution in over 70 locations across all regions.
About the Solution Provider: QAD Precision, a division of QAD Inc., provides industry-leading global trade compliance, and multi carrier transportation execution solutions from a single, integrated platform. An ISO-certified company, QAD Precision assists companies to streamline their import, export and transportation operations, optimize deliveries, and increase logistics ROI.
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