The globalization of markets, dynamic customer behavior, increasing product diversity and a progressive division of labor are creating ever more complex purchasing and sales networks. Especially present in supply chains grown over time are sub-processes that are shaped by function. This lack of continuity of processes contributes to high transportation costs, processing costs and low transparency on the status of shipments.
For the sake of greater transparency and lower costs, future-oriented businesses are opting for digital supply chains and digital transportation management.
Using an innovative approach, 4flow combines strategic, tactical and operational transportation planning and optimization with transportation order processing, event management, freight invoicing and reporting. The most important innovations are the continuity of processes, consideration of future data and network capability.
Sustainable cost reduction with digital transportation management
For digital transportation management, 4flow offers the integrated transportation management system (iTMS) in combination with the implementation of digital processes in the organization. Both reduce transportation costs sustainably and enable the active management of logistics. With the introduction of new processes and systems, 4flow typically achieves the following results:
- Reduction of transportation costs in the double-digit percentage range
- Increase in delivery date reliability
- End-to-end transparency
- Increase in process conformity
- Reduction in range of inventory
- Reduction of ramp contacts
- Reduction in CO2 emissions
- Integration of suppliers and logistics service providers
- Build-up of digitally-linked community