Business and Domain Experts
In order to drive real value to your organization, you need a partner who speaks your language and guides you in optimizing your specific business. We specialize in industry verticals and business process expertise. We are true transportation and logistics champions. Learn more about some of our key areas of business expertise.
- Logistics Marketing & Sales
As a Logistics Service Provider, your value chain starts with customer engagement, the management of leads, opportunities and a definition of a clear catalog of services. Ensure standardized sales processes and offerings while offering customers’ individual agreements. Embed service agreements in your operation to ensure the ability to execute. This domain is often referred to as the lead-to-contract process.
- Strategic Freight Sourcing
Forecast your transportation requirements, negotiate freight rate contracts with carriers and freight forwarders. Establish and manage volume commitments and space allocations. Companies who have optimized this business area run efficient demand-to-contract processes.
- Order Management
Identify transportation orders from customers and your own business units. Generate customer orders based on standardized service products and ensure the execution with standard operating procedures. Comply with trade and company regulations during order management.
- Freight Planning & Optimization
Achieve efficient route planning and space utilization across different modes of transport. Manage full and less than truck loads, consolidate into LCL containers or plan air consolidations. Handle full container loads and IATA direct shipments. Handle truck and trailer planning or manage your own extensive fleet of vehicles and assets. Visualize your shipments with sophisticated planning cockpits, Gantt charts and live transportation maps.
- Transportation Resource Planning
Keep track of large amounts of assets such as containers, ULDs and trailers, be these leased or owned equipment. Optimize global equipment movements, repositioning and demand forecasts to optimize routes and reduce detention/demurrage charges.
- Freight Execution
Generate and manage all shipment documents from bills of loading, shipping instructions, airway bills and advanced shipment notifications etc. Integrate state-of-the-art SAP warehouse systems to harmonize the picking/packing of your goods with transportation planning and carrier tendering. Stay ahead of your supply chain with shipment tracking and monitoring.
- Freight Charges and Settlement
Manage your freight rates based on cost estimations and draft invoices. Handle your customer invoices efficiently and avoid revenue leakage or overpayments. Collaborate with your suppliers via a web-based portal and pro-actively verify all your invoices in an efficient process guiding on any dispute cases.
- Analytics and Performance Management
Stay informed on all levels in your organization, from a rate comparison cockpit for your freight procurement department, customer cockpits with dispute cases and credit histories as well as consolidated management reports concerning on-time delivery rates, vehicle utilization, cost/revenue reports and landed cost analysis.
Key Business Challenges and how we overcome them
- Long lead times and quality issues in answering large customer RFQs as a logistics service provider:
By implementing a quotation and sales process you will be able to upload customer RFQs and answer them in a harmonized and standardized manner while ensuring margins and profitability.
- High cost of transportation during inbound and outbound processes:
Decrease various cost drives by optimizing your route and load planning, enabling collaborative and predictive carrier tendering and improved asset movements.
- Challenges in your process efficiency in order to handle increasing shipment demands in your growing business:
Achieve automated freight rate calculations based on harmonized master data, automate transportation planning and interaction and integration with partners.
- Overpayments and reactive management of invoices from Logistics Service Providers and Carriers:
Dramatically reduce overspending with carriers in a streamlined process of estimating freight rates, verifying actual carrier invoices and handling dispute cases in a pro-active manner.
- Penalties and shipment delays based on legal and trade compliance issues:
Reduction in compliance errors and customs penalties based on an integrated system with automated compliance checks.
- Lack of visibility for shipments as well as reactive management of incidents and delays:
Improvement of service levels based on visibility portal, workflow and monitoring via a control tower concept.
- Lack of integration and process harmonization between transportation and warehousing processes:
Integrate picking, packing, loading and transportation planning to achieve process excellence. Holistically manage warehouse and transportation charges for your customers.