Startup Interchains and Adaption IT are working together on a logistic control tower functionality within the existing system of Adaption: Logistics Cloud Suite. Based on this standard cloud solution Interchains will be the pivot in the game of transportation supply and demand. The signature for the collaboration was set during the trade fair ICT & Logistiek in Utrecht.
Both companies work closely together in order to achieve attractive functionality for companies that do not want to be fussed around the application and handling of transports. During the process, the wishes and ideas of Interchains were combined with the (market) knowledge and experience of Adaption in comparable processes and projects. The real challenge lays in defining and realizing the actual control tower. This concept has many forms of explanation, but according to Adaption it is basically a traffic control center with complex data traffic.
Derk Klaver is co-founder of Interchains. He started his business from his graduation assignment at Windesheim in which he made an analysis of the software possibilities around control towers. For the concrete success of Interchains, a reliable core, which ensures a data exchange, is essential. To make the proposition appealing to potential customers, an intuitive and low-threshold user interface is also important. The solution must be available on every device. Finally, it is also important that developments and adjustments can be realized quickly and easily, also in order to be able to respond directly to (changing) wishes of customers. Interchains searched and found the combination of all these elements in the collaboration with Adaption.
“Adaption offers us the right software that already fits in with the existing solution,” says Klaver. “We have added a number of functions to this and that is the control tower. We are the pivot between carrier and client and take care of the independent matchmaking between the parties. The customer logs into the Adaption portal and uploads a transport order. We match this with the right transporter and do the complete handling. ”
Securely sharing data
Interchains creates a pool with carriers and tariffs and works according to a fee per assignment. They stand for a fair price for the transporter and do not work with preferred transporters. The data remains within the same secure environment. The information is only shared with parties that have a real interest in it, not between transporters themselves.
In December is the release of Adaption which contains the control tower functionality. At the start of 2018, the companies expect to be able to go live with the first customers.