SCS Adopts Rate Technology Platform
CargoSphere has announced that Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), has adopted the CargoSphere rate technology platform to systematize 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.
With the CargoSphere system, Supply Chain Solutions is achieving:
- Ability to quickly search and compare ocean rates across all rate sources - agent partner rates received over the CargoSphere Cloud-based Rate Mesh and their own carrier contracts
- Improved customer response with all-in, professional quotations in minutes
- Self-management of ocean carrier contracts, export and import, with CargoSphere’s SUDS (smart upload and diagnostic solution)
- A 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.