In a survey of consumer habits during Thanksgiving weekend, 44 percent more customers said they spent all of their retail dollars online than in previous years, according to the National Retail Federation. This trend will likely continue during the rest of the holiday shopping season. And with customers now accustomed to doing all of their shopping online, buying nearly everything online could become the new normal. Retailers need end-to-end international supply chain visibility to compete in this new world of commerce.
The first step is to complete visibility is to find a technology partner that can offer reliable, trustworthy support that meets your current supply chain goals and helps you prepare for future disruption.
Blume Global removes dark areas and provides clear end-to-end order, item and shipment visibility across the supply chain. This provides retailers with the most accurate location and status of orders, items (inventory in transit) and shipments. Blume has the only solution that works on a pervasive, global scale across all modes, making sure retailers always know where their goods are, no matter the mode. The solution is built on agility, allowing shipments to be easily rerouted to meet dynamically changing demand.
Real-Time ETA Updates for to single and multi-mode shipments allow retailers to improve resource planning, avoiding detention, demurrage and late OTIF penalties. Retailer customers can access a customer portal that creates an Amazon-like experience with on-demand access of order location, status and ETA. For retailers shipping sensitive goods, Bloom’s IoT sensor integration provides visibility into cargo location and quality including temperature, humidity, shock, genset status and door status.
Blume orchestrates supply chain execution for procure-to-pay and order-to-cash processes, enabling collaboration among buyer, supplier and logistics providers. With orchestration, all trading partners are in sync and benefit from more effective tactical planning, execution, identifying opportunities and exceptions while supplying recommendations.
Analytics support carrier and supplier scorecarding, KPI’s and dashboards.
Blume Global’s cognitive transportation management system is built on collective intelligence, technology that continuously collects and analyzes data in real time from the extensive Blume network, searching for opportunities to provide superior customer service while balancing cost. Blume’s International TMS offers:
With Blume Global, customers can digitize and streamline legacy purchase order interactions among shippers, brand owners, vendors and suppliers. We manage PO acceptances and proposed changes, as well as escalation and resolution of issues in real-time. All of this allows companies to create transformative supply chain strategies for their customers.
With Blume Global, retailers can also automate the order collaboration process, lower the costs and increasing the productivity of supplier interactions. Bring all of this together with Blume Global’s control tower solution that gives retailers a bird’s eye view across the entire supply chain. When using the control tower to correlate data from multiple systems to identify exceptions, prioritize exceptions based on business impact and recommend options to resolve exceptions, you’ll always know exactly where your shipments are or what steps to take to maintain an on-time arrival.