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.