Challenge: A company that offers 65,000 products in more than 40,000 stores across 100 countries was seeking more transparency in its supply chain. A recent promotion involved seven stock keeping unit numbers of new products — packaged in 196,000 cartons — which were to be shipped in over 150 ocean containers. The company wanted increased visibility and streamlined communication for a competitive, consistent price.
The United States is experiencing a capacity crisis — with roughly 10 loads to be shipped for every easily accessible truck — and shippers are scrambling to be able to service their customers without breaking the bank on every shipment.
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.