Transportation management

The potential for cost savings in transportation is substantial. For many companies, transportation costs make up more than half of all supply chain costs. 4flow optimizes networks and transportation and handles transportation management long-term.

Network optimization

Due to the globalization of markets and the international orientation of most businesses, planning and managing supply chain networks is becoming more complex. Global supply chain networks are often not planned systematically, but result from growth over time. This can lead to non-transparent material flows and cost allocations.

4flow plans supply chain networks according to individual requirements or adjusts them to align with new situations. This results in new structures and optimized processes.

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Distribution optimization

Outdated distribution structures that have not recently been optimized from the bottom up often fail to meet current requirements. An increasingly broader product assortment with ever-shorter product life cycles calls for fast-responding supply chains. With consumer behavior changing and new distribution channels opening up, the process of distributing goods is becoming more complex.

With targeted actions, 4flow works with clients to reduce distribution costs while boosting delivery performance and improving product availability at the same time.

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Dynamic slot management

Slots for loading and unloading often have to be replanned. Shipping delays or early deliveries, unexpected staff shortages or delays at preceding loading points can make changes necessary. As a result, slots go unused and slot management can fall behind. Pallets prepared for allotted trucks block shipping areas and must be re-loaded to fill other orders first. All of these loading and re-loading operations require time and effort.

4flow’s dynamic slot management combines real-time tracking data from individual shipments with integrated slot management and the ability to react to operational changes in transportation execution. Delayed shipments are identified proactively and time slots are re-booked to reduce unnecessary preparation and waiting time. Time slot booking based on real-time tracking data increases efficiency in warehouses and distribution centers.

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Carbon tracking in transportation networks

Sustainability is on everyone’s agenda today. Customers, investors, regulators, and even employees are demanding the reduction of carbon emissions to meet sustainability benchmarks. A business’s ability to quickly reduce carbon equivalent (CO2e) emissions in its supply chain will be an important factor for competitiveness.

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Supply chain control tower solutions

Gain end-to-end visibility in your supply chain with 4flow’s control tower solutions

4flow’s control tower solutions enable customers to increase transparency, improve network performance and reduce costs and waste – no matter the industry and no matter the size, location, or span of a supply chain.

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Supply Chain+

An efficiently designed supply chain has immediate long-term benefits – from significant cost reductions to network performance improvements. 4flow works with customers to achieve these goals using proven methods and innovative technology solutions in Supply Chain+.

In the current market, there are numerous challenges that businesses identify as their main pain points. These range from high cost pressures, performance issues and a general lack of innovation to insufficient data, dynamic changes and teams fully absorbed by everyday operations.

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