Flexport, a technology company specializing in global trade, has announced the launch of Flexport Order Management, a Flexport Platform solution that enables consignees and their suppliers to plan, collaborate, validate and optimize their supply chains.
Within the Flexport Platform, Flexport OM allows for collaboration between consignees and suppliers through order-level messaging, automatic reminders and built-in approval flows. SKU and unit cost data associated with a PO is automatically linked with any bookings and shipments on the Platform. Logistics managers are able to improve the timeliness of bookings, accuracy of shipments, and collaboration with vendors. The platform features:
“In an ever complicated supply chain, Flexport OM works to simplify life for both Globe [Electric] and our suppliers,” said Jason Starr, Director of Operations at Globe Electric, a Flexport OM pilot client. “With this new innovative technology, we are now able to have visibility in our supply chain even before the cargo is booked. Real time conversation with our suppliers overseas, and being able to manage by exception, gives us the power of information to make timely and informed decisions. The best part of this new feature is Flexport built this not only for their customers, but with their customers, taking all feedback into consideration.”
“Flexport Order Management comes at a time of unprecedented freight volumes and capacity crunches, when a single erroneous PO could put a shipment at risk of missing a key date or incurring additional costs,” said Yuko Kamae, Flexport VP of Product Management. “Orders managed through the Flexport Platform grew by 96% year-over-year. Flawless PO discipline only becomes harder as volumes go up. Centralized, rules-based tools like Flexport OM provide greater collaboration and agility during these turbulent times; a core part of our product vision.”
Flexport is the technology company for global trade. Companies use the Flexport Platform to move freight, clear customs, and make smarter decisions about their supply chain - all powered by a unique combination of technology, logistics infrastructure and expertise. Today, Flexport connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 116 countries, including established global brands as well as emerging innovators. Flexport offers a full range of services, including ocean, air, truck and rail freight, drayage and cartage, warehousing, customs and trade advisory, financing, and insurance.
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