Today’s logistics management environment is growing in complexity as global growth escalates. Managing change and volatility is what delineates the best in-class companies from those that get left in the dust…
The daily maze of supply chain decisions is where competitive advantages are often created. Understanding the impact of lead-times, in-transit inventory and optimal transportation choices is where the hidden cash is discovered. Logistics management is a game of speed and responsiveness, quick decisions influenced by cut-off times and delivery expectations cross-sections with business conditions that are constantly changing. The key challenge is to harness and encapsulate vast amounts of dynamic information to execute a profitable corporate strategy. In the past the technology needed was only available to the most elite global corporations.
Logistics and the cloud
Logistics cloud technology unlocks a new age of competitiveness giving every business equal opportunity to participate in global markets with smart logistics tools and greater agility. Freightgate has been the early pioneer in cloud computing and mobile applications for logistics and global supply chain management.
Not too long ago carrier capacity felt virtually limitless with logistics providers fighting for cargo by relentlessly cutting rates. Now capacity is the new constraint and frequent rate increases are becoming the norm. Optimizing shipments based on carrier allocations, freight-cost, transit time and inventory demand cycles is becoming more complex for manufacturers. Connecting your global supply chain to a best-in-class logistics cloud solutions is now making the difference between success and failure.
“As enterprises strive to show almost-immediate return on investment, they seek solutions that are globally accessible, scalable, and require minimal up-front investment. Maintaining a vast connectivity network, promoting leading-edge web service solutions, and fueling continued innovation is a pricey proposition, so sharing these infrastructure costs among many users makes sense. Both global leaders and small or mid-size players can realize dramatic improvement when switching to a configurable – yet secure – cloud platform,” states Martin Hubert, CEO, Freightgate.
When orchestrating your supply-chain, look for reliable transportation partners, match-planning horizons with rate validity and capacity commitments from carriers, plus leverage technology to manage a bigger carrier pool with more diverse choices to proactively align total transportation costs with strategic business plans.
The Freightgate Universe
One AMR Analyst once remarked: “Freightgate is one of supply chain’s best kept secrets”. Freightgate’s Logistics Cloud Platform, known as the Freightgate Universe, enables solutions empowering professionals on all levels to collaborate with global vendors and logistics providers seamlessly on a single common transportation sourcing platform for informed decision-making across the entire network. It encompasses ISO9001:2008-certified end-to-end transportation management processes from procurement, rate management, optimization, execution and visibility, carbon footprint, through invoice audit & pay. The Freightgate Universe is comprised of adaptive easy-to-deploy modules to help companies leapfrog into the 21st century with minimal start-up cost. Freightgate is the only commercial EFM compliant platform enabling standardised web-services as promoted by the US-DOT and Transport-Canada.
Source: The New Europe Magazine
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Based in Huntington Beach, California, the Freightgate team has been developing Internet solutions for the freight and logistics since 1994, such as its industry-leading Logistics Cloud Platform, offering Supply Chain Collaboration & Visibility; TMS, Global Tender Bid Management; Least Cost Routing, Service Contract and Quote Management; Regulatory Compliance CBP and FMC; Automated eInvoice Audit and Payment; innovative What-If-Scenario Analysis tool; interactive online Sailing Schedule; BFN (Built for NetSuite) approved SuiteApps. Freightgate is ISO 9001:2008 certified.