The client is a European lead logistics provider (4PL) offering seamless supply chain optimization services in countries like the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Poland. The company generates more than $3 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 10,000 supply chain professionals. The client has its own logistics facilities globally and operates in 24 million square feet of warehouse and distribution centers. Business lines of the client include dedicated transportation management, brokerage, global logistics, 3PL & supplier management, and intermodal. With A3logics as a transportation technology partner, the client was looking to optimize its supply chain operations by maximizing automation and improving integrations.
A3logics as its premier technology partner, the client was facing a multitude of challenges like:
Inefficient Operations: 4PL sought to streamline its operations related to order handling and management by introducing automation. Its current transportation management software (TMS) was a decade old and underdeveloped to keep up with changing market demands. The limited automation capabilities of existing TMS were limiting its employee's productivity.
Poor Visibility: The customers of 4PL were facing hard times interacting with them due to poor TMS interface and integration support. They were unable to get instant updates about orders, load capacity, and deliveries. Due to poor carrier connectivity, the 4PL was unable to fulfill orders.
Productivity: The employees of 4PL were wasting too much time in manual, redundant processes because of the poor performance of its legacy TMS. This was hampering 4PLs ability to deliver efficient, cost-effective, and reliable services in the market.
Route Optimization: The legacy TMS of the client was unable to support sophisticated optimization algorithms and data analysis tools for finding the best route in real time that can be executed. Adding to that, the system was not intuitive enough to be utilized for complex projects.
Given the bulk of technology challenges in TMS, the client was actively looking for a new, advanced TMS solution in the market that could fulfill their business needs. The company's unit managers, warehouse coordinators, and supply chain analysts were all in unison to find a transportation solution that could speed up integrations, improve automation, and bring Visibility to their supply chain processes. After many system reviews in the market, the company selected A3logics to build a customized TMS solution for eliminating its supply chain chaos.
A3logics crafted a customized, intuitive, and multi-mode TMS for the 4PL vendor that optimizes the organization's transportation operations. The European 4PL giant prefers the A3logics solution as it is robust and provides them the flexibility to configure the system as per their business needs. The other reason behind this engagement was the A3 team's commitment to delivering a solution that overcomes their key performance bottlenecks. A3logics worked closely with 4PLs supply chain partners and employees to understand their issues for building a TMS that accelerates the order-to-cash cycle within a single system by keeping everyone in the loop.
By utilizing sophisticated transportation algorithms, multiple data entry points in the supply chain, and actual rate cost, transportation software development experts at A3logics came up with an intelligent TMS solution that determines the best plans that can be actually implemented. Performing route design, optimization, and execution - all can be done within a single system for handling even the most complex projects. Despite handling complicated projects, the solution from A3logics is intuitive and simple to use.
"We think the TMS should manage most of the transportation administrative process so our people can focus on what's more important - serving customers. A3logics custom TMS helps us exactly achieve that and unlock real-world savings by providing actionable insights,"-said a business unit manager at the 4PL. Let's StartTechnologies & Tools Used
- Artificial Intelligence
- Distance API
- Direction API
- Mongo DB
- Google Cloud
Stats The Defines
Improvement in the order-to-cash cycle.
of the order, inconsistencies were eliminated
Improvement in supply chain team productivity.
Increase in customer satisfaction level.
improvement in customer onboarding time.
The given case study articulates the technology expertise of A3logics in the transportation industry. With a decade-long experience in transportation software development, A3logics possesses the skills and capabilities to craft truly customized transportation solutions that boost productivity, improve automation, and provide cost savings to its clients. In the highlighted case study, the client was able to realize cost savings of around $1 million after 11 months of project implementation. Overall project savings will be around $3 million (base estimation) and at least $7 million (upper case) in the longer run. Such cost savings are now put forward by the client for business expansion.
If you are also looking to automate and streamline your transportation operations using a single solution, schedule a free call with our technology experts at A3logics. Our transportation software developers have decades of experience in building the most reliable solutions that bring Visibility into your supply chain operations, providing continuous savings.