Challenge: Global automakers have highly optimized supply chains, yet a lack of end-to-end visibility limits their ability to make further gains. For one carmaker, this made it difficult to provide accurate ETAs. In turn, this led to significant buffering and higher opportunity costs.
Challenge: A global third-party logistics provider (3PL) was looking for distance calculations between fixed locations to be used for cost analysis, bid response and rate quoting. The company also wanted predictive calculation capabilities for shipment delivery delays based on real-time traffic incident data.
Challenge: A European leader in freight exchange solutions wanted to further enhance its successful planning and calculation program for transport companies by providing near real-time truck location information to telematics and logistics managers.
Challenge: A U.S. furniture importer with over 100 shipments per month from China experienced costly demurrage and delays due to untimely entry filings. Lengthy and complex invoices made it difficult to determine whether the goods — which included bed parts and other furniture components — should be classified as individual parts, complete beds or other complete furniture items. These time-consuming entries resulted in late filings, and the delays put the company at risk for chargebacks from big-box retailers.
Challenge: A shipper’s procurement team, responsible for moving tens of thousands of truckloads per day, was manually aggregating carrier bids — a costly, time-intensive process. The shipper needed a solution that could handle its high volume and manage relationships with several hundred carriers.
Challenge: A company needed to leverage supply chain and sales and operation planning (S&OP) processes to increase efficiency across its expanding product portfolio — and become a top supplier to its customers.
Challenge: A company has a highly complex supply chain and ships more than 1.1 billion units internationally each year. It needed an effective way to manage transportation operations to cut costs, identify improvement opportunities, and gain visibility, traceability and control over global logistics operations.
Challenge: A leading software retailer planned an e-commerce expansion to the Canadian market, and wanted to ensure deliveries would be commensurate with U.S. service levels. The retailer was surprised to learn that most carriers do not offer comprehensive coverage throughout Canada — or a broad range of service options — which meant shipments would arrive days later than anticipated.
Challenge: A global logistics company’s contract packaging operations relied on a paper-based system. Outdated processes increased complexity, response time for track-and-trace requests, and errors from manual data entry.