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Competition within the transport industry

As a carrier you have to compete with large companies that use competitive pricing and are capable of securing contracts. An hour more or less has little impact on them, seeing that they can switch faster and have the means to innovate. In addition, you have to rely on the planning and systems of forwarding agents, which makes it difficult for you to implement smart transport solutions.

As a result, the quality of goods transport suffers, but the requirements of customers become increasingly stringent.

Risk for carriers and shippers

The goods transport industry is at risk in terms of continuity and quality. We face a shortage of drivers, customers impose increasingly stringent requirements, and logistical processes are becoming increasingly complex. The question now is how to organise transport more efficiently in the future. And also how to establish reliable, transparent cooperation with forwarding agents as a carrier.

Organising smart transport

The control tower uses smart technology to connect transport orders to carriers. Independent price/quality comparisons are made to select the best carrier for all types of transport. Reliability and expertise take priority.

Cooperation and sharing data remain tricky subjects within the logistics industry. Who shares which data, and who has access to it? The control tower uses advanced software to bundle the various flows of data and goods within the supply chain.

Benefits for carriers

The control tower increases your prospects of finding new customers who value your specific expertise. The control tower finds the best match for you, giving you more time to focus on operations rather than on acquisition.

The control tower eliminates your dependence on the data and planning of forwarding agents. It provides a uniform system by which to exchange information. Each party has its own secured online environment in which only relevant information is generated.

The portal is a centralised point of reference for current loading and unloading times, enabling all parties within the supply chain to see where the goods are. Connections can be made with your current transport management system (TMS), which allows you to monitor the flow of goods and information on just one screen.

Advantages of the control tower:

  • Maximum loading factor, minimal number of empty kilometres
  • Orders that best fit your expertise
  • Less time spent on acquisition, seeing that the Control Tower increases the likelihood of a match with new customers.
  • Orders are received immediately due to connection with your planning system
  • The Control Tower enables you to deliver punctually
  • Improved administrative processing of all transports
  • Real-time insight into transport and documentation saves communication time and expenses
  • Spot-buying via e-mail quickly provides a rate for incidental haulage
  • Generates logistical data for monitoring performance (KPIs)
  • Invoice checking leads to faster payments