Your customer’s expectations are rising. Their businesses demand that they serve their customer’s with greater speed, agility and precise ETA’s. For you, this means digitizing much of your business to enable the operational efficiencies needed to serve your customers effectively. How can you provide better service while controlling costs?
Within the supply chain, changes in a shipments’ delivery time due to unexpected events such as weather, port congestion, or truck shortage are inevitable. However, most companies still struggle to solve and mitigate shipment problems, especially in real-time.
The challenges facing Intermodal Marketing Companies (IMCs) aren’t new, but the competitive landscape is changing fast. Escalating customer demands, exacerbated by capacity shortages and unpredictability through the system, are increasing the pressure on IMCs to find ways to transform their business. And while the challenges seem clear at the surface, the solutions don’t necessarily come easily.
Shippers today are navigating in an era of ongoing technological disruption. Digital transformation and the influx of smart technologies have led to an increase in customer expectations for responsiveness, instant gratification and seamless, high-quality experiences across all channels.
The logistics and freight forwarding industry is rapidly changing – with disruption from new kinds of competitors, expanding global supply chains, increasing fleet and capacity restrictions and high fixed and variable costs, the industry is seeing significant transformation.
With our latest guide, LSPs can learn how to use technology to fulfill and exceed customer expectations, optimize their operations and go beyond existing industry standards to compete.
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To make your supply chain a true enabler for your business, which digital technologies and trends should you be focusing on? How will they impact your business? And how do you maximize the value from both current and future technology investments?
Today’s freight forwarding landscape is transforming like never before—fueled by a combination of heightened customer expectations, new “digital first” market entrants and great advancements in technology…
With rising consumer demands contributing to high growth in the intermodal market, there is a prime opportunity for small to mid-size intermodal marketing companies (IMCs) to leverage technology to compete with large IMCs. However, in order for these IMCs to have a competitive advantage over high-volume incumbents, they will need better visibility into intermodal market conditions and shipment locations.
Blume Global serves as the neutral booking platform for IMCs to book space on all Class 1 Railroads and provides a digital platform to manage end-to-end supply chain operations. For 25 years, Blume Global has served the majority of the 400 Intermodal Marketing Companies in the United States, as the technology enabler to reserve space on all the Class 1 Railroads. Today, Blume also offers IMCs a host of leading technology solutions to manage their network-bookings, motor carrier selection, intermodal visibility with dynamic ETAs and invoicing, and audit & payment processes. Blume Global is the ideal technology partner for IMCs to optimize their operations, with unique drayage motor carrier and rail networks.
Blume has a history of working with the world’s largest ocean carriers to provide solutions that enable scale, automation, optimization and efficiency. Currently, Blume serves as a “white label” solution that enables end-to-end digitization for ocean carriers, including: instant price quotations, booking for intermodal transport, digital document management, visibility with dynamic ETAs and automated invoicing and audit processes.
Today’s freight forwarding and logistics execution landscape is transforming like never before—fueled by a combination of heightened customer expectations, new “digital first” market entrants and great advancements in technology. Logistics service providers (LSPs) are likely evaluating how technology can help them best compete in today’s new market landscape along with which technologies and providers can enable them to not just survive, but leapfrog and thrive in the years ahead.
Blume Finance enables consistent, fair and frictionless billing. Automation of the audit and payment processes eliminates manual reconciliation and inaccurate spending. With cost data by carrier, charge-type and season, users can identify patterns to leverage in their logistics planning.
Blume Optimization maximizes asset utilization, minimizes empty miles and reduces carbon emissions. Navigating today’s resource-constrained environment successfully means making the most of every leg of the journey. Blume Optimization helps its users save money, miles and the planet—all while operating at peak efficiency.
Why Freight Digitization Will Save You Time and Lower Costs With manual processes costing logistics managers profit, and customer demands increasing due to on-demand shipping, the freight industry has a unique opportunity to onboard new technologies to meet these challenges. In Blume Global’s webinar, “Manual to Digital: Why Freight Digitization Will Save You Time and Lower Costs,” learn steps organizations can take to digitize once manual processes, empower internal stakeholders and exceed customer expectations.
Blume Global presents, “Human with Machine: The Benefits of an AI-Enabled Supply Chain.” During this webinar we explore the benefits of an AI-enabled supply chain, the challenges that it solves, and the use cases and applications, including extracting information, data analysis, supply and demand planning, autonomous vehicles and warehouse management. In this webinar, our product team and data scientists will demystify and discuss the positive impact AI can bring to the supply chain.