The world of supply chain and logistics management is undergoing rapid changes and developments. With the ever-evolving environment, enterprises are facing new challenges and have to look for new solutions and alternatives for successfully addressing them.
Freightgate, a provider of advanced Internet solutions for the freight and logistics sector, has introduced a list of predictable trends for the year 2012, and has also offered suitable solutions for the freight and logistics enterprises according to these trends.
Based in Huntington Beach, Calif., the company has been providing a number of state-of-the-art solutions, such as PLTX Platform with Internet Supply Chain Collaboration & Visibility; least cost routing; TMS for global tender management; automated invoice audit and payment and an innovative What-If-Scenario Analysis tool to its customers since the year 1994.
The first trend predicted by Freightgate is that vested outsourcing will be leveraged by a greater number of companies for supply chain and logistics requirements. These companies will enter tie-ups with transportation software companies focusing upon scalable cloud computing solutions, the company adds. As a solution, Freightgate has proposed that using its Supply Chain Solutions, enterprises can get a customized product for collaboratively managing their freight rates, lead times and capacity allocations.
Further, it states that shippers and transportation service providers will prefer to leverage Dynamic Customer Engagement in the year 2012, as more and more enterprises need integrated and time-sensitive information flow so that all the concerned people can be informed at the same time. Freightgate has emphasized that its Electronic Freight Management is an enhanced solution that complies with DOT recommendations to enable comprehensive on-demand logistics execution and supply chain collaboration. It allows the customers to effectively deploy cloud computing web services.
Freightgate predicts that a bigger number of companies will be adding cloud computing and mobile applications within their supply chain and logistics processes during the current year, as the seamless integration of cloud, mobile and information technology has been affecting IT decisions and marketplace competitiveness to a great extent. As a suitable solution, Freightgate has been leveraging cloud computing and mobile applications within its solutions for a long time, and its solutions offer support to all Supply Chain Management transportation functions.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf