CargoSphere, a cloud-based global rate management solution and confidential Rate Mesh for the ocean and air transportation and logistics industries, announces that Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), a supply chain management company, has adopted the CargoSphere rate technology platform to systematise rate and contract management and rate mesh networking.
SCS’s primary objective is to transform time-consuming, inefficient manual rate processing practices into one comprehensive, efficient rate system including connecting in real-time with global branch offices and agent partners. CargoSpehere said that by adopting its platform, SCS achieves the ability to quickly search and compare ocean rates across all rate sources; improve customer response with all-in, professional quotations in minutes; self-manage ocean carrier contracts, export and import; and rate database of past, present and future rates including surcharges and GRIs.
The next phase of SCS’s CargoSphere implementation will include: Tariff management – self-filing of FMC tariffs all in one system for greater cost savings and processing ease; EDI-integration with SCS’s ERP software system; and adoption of the CargoSphere air and land modules.
Prior to CargoSphere, it could take 2-3 days before SCS received rate information via email from agent partners. Customer quotations were sent out after several days vs. within minutes as they are now using CargoSphere. Cloud-based, online rate technology is real-time, 24/7/365 access to rate data and partners located throughout the world.
“We are now sending customer quotes faster and more effectively using timely, accurate freight rate data housed in one, easy-to-use, all-inclusive system. From a customer service point of view, CargoSphere has been a pleasure. They are responsive, professional and ready to assist where needed. That especially includes implementation and training which was fast and extremely useful,” said Melissa Hermenitt, SCS’s international pricing and carrier development manager.Speeds rate quoting to customers with systematised rate database and rate mesh connections; increases productivity, time and cost savings.
“We are invested in developing long-term customer relationships and rate solutions. Supply Chain Solutions is a company that will enhance our connected global user community,” said Neil Barni, president of CargoSphere.