18 Feb Logistics as a Service Technology
If you’re like most manufacturers and distributors in the midwest, you’re exhausted by reacting to transportation issues, frustrated with a lack of visibility and communication, and worried that new regulations might be leaving you open to liabilities and excessive costs. After all, the logistics industry has changed a lot in the past 10 years, and the changes are going to keep coming.
Technology and the use of Big Data promise to help forward-thinking manufacturers grow their businesses and advance in a competitive market where reporting will be leveraged for greater productivity and efficiency. In fact, the integration of advanced technologies will create enhanced visibility and agility, as well as greater insight into risk management.
Here’s where small to midsize manufacturers and distributors are missing out. Finding and implementing new and relevant technologies is a full-time job, and too often your logistics department is busy vetting carriers and booking loads. They simply don’t have the time to study technology.
This is where Logistics as a Service comes in.
90% of Fortune 500 companies rely on 3PLs for outsourced logistics services because they know that logistics providers can help them control costs and increase supply chain efficiency with advanced and integratable technologies. In fact, the larger the company, the more likely they are to use outsourced logistics services.
Here at AMT, we love working with large companies, but our Logistics as a Service offering provides a lot of bang for your buck. Especially if you are small-to-midsize. You see, we have 30 years in the transportation business, and while we work with companies of all sizes, we love to build long-lasting, long-term relationships with our customers, and it’s extra rewarding to help small-to-midsize manufacturers and distributors.
Our technology is designed to create a formalized process that boosts your efficiency and consistency. We’ve been using a transportation management system (TMS) for 25 years because we realized this technology was going to change the industry. We were right, and it gave us a big head start in figuring out what’s important and what’s not as far as technology goes.
We have an unparalleled understanding of the capabilities necessary to implement a solid logistics system. In fact, we use the same technology system we provide for our customers. Too often companies sell technology they haven’t mastered because they don’t use it in their own operations. That’s not the AMT way.
Our TMS incorporates these four pillars to be truly flexible and dynamic.
- Software as a Service: Any adaptable and scalable TMS must be cloud-based for security, flexibility, and accessibility.
- DIY Robust Reporting: Our TMS is designed to help you create powerful, “move-the-needle” reports because YOUR capabilities are coupled with an easy-t0-use system.
- Open API: An open API automatically extends the shelf life or your TMS.
- Supply Chain Visibility: Our system is agile enough to provide end-to-end visibility based on YOUR requirements.
Logistics as a Service
Logistics as a Service at AM Transport Services isn’t just for the big guys. We’d love to explore how Logistics as a Service can save you money, boost efficiency, and get you back to doing what you do best. Schedule a call today.
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