Logistics executives are challenged by their internal operations, sales, planning, and financial groups for more accurate and timely information on shipments. Today, identifying what’s in transit, where it is, when it will arrive, and how much it will cost, requires piecing together information from internal and external data sources – an extremely time consuming, inefficient process. When shipping involves international tracking, across 3rd parties in a multi-modal manner, the process becomes even more inefficient.
Speed to Market: Development time for custom application would take anywhere between 12 – 30 days. Project is costly and data would need to be transformed between data services. Data is in a number of formats that complicate the process (i.e. EDIFACT, RosettaNet, STEP, AnsiX12).
Cost reduction: The custom alternative estimates were a 25 – 30% increase in budget.
Integration across diverse data sources: