We believe what primarily sets ATA Freight apart is its relentless drive to do its part in bringing the inevitable transformation to our -in many ways- conventional industry. We see our working environment dramatically changed within the upcoming years, an environment that hosts a network of conversations driven by intelligent automation. We see today’s challenges in information management arena as opportunities to transform customer experience.
TOP 10 Freight Management Solution Providers 2017
Freight Management has become a hot topic among the shippers today, due to the growing pricing pressures and service options from carriers, combined with the increasing demand from customers for more frequent and time-bound shipments. Keeping the accurate shipping records, handling freight data, managing transportation and making payments—are all key to a smooth running supply chain.
A robust Freight Management system streamlines and optimizes the efficiency of commercial freight operations, through proper freight route planning, carrier selection, shipping scheduling, load planning, guidelines compliance and auditing, invoicing, and reporting. It also automates the process of outsourcing freight bill processing and payment— saving time and expenses for the companies, while reducing errors like duplicate billing, overcharges, incorrect freight rates and more.
Today, the profound impact of technologies like cloud, big data analytics, Internet of Things, and self-learning systems are contributing considerably to the freight management landscape, enabling customers to better reap rewards from quicker and safer delivery of cargo. In this scenario, companies look for innovative vendors and partners who can help them with the right technology and assist them through implementation. In the last few months, we have analyzed and shortlisted hundreds of freight management solution providers that are the forefront of tackling the challenges in the industry.
Our selection panel analyzed the vendor’s capability to meet shipper’s needs in managing the freight operations through the amalgamation of latest technologies into their solution.
We present to you the Logistics Tech Outlook’s Top 10 Freight Management Solution Providers- 2017.
A Personalized Logistics Partner
Since its inception, ATA Freight has evolved from an international freight forwarder to one of the global providers of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions. In recent years, “We see a dramatic change in the environmentwithin logistics industry—an environment with expanding number of nodes in the shipper distribution networks, aimed at reducing delivery time to customers from days to hours,”expresses Matt Goker, COO, ATA Freight. Organizations are demanding an efficient freight management system in order to optimize this distribution network, improve customer service and generate cost savings.
“While most providers focus on conventional solutions that require continuous investment of client's time and resources, ATA Freight carries a different approach, aimed at contributing to the customer’s decision by providing complete transparency into their logistics planning,” adds Goker. ATA Freight’s Vizio MyWay system is specifically designed to enable proactive management of shipments through improved, end to- end visibility into their inventory, order and shipment status; as well as dynamic, and intelligent exception alerting.This web-based shipment management solution is developed by the joint efforts of ATA Freight’s in-house R&D unit, CATI - Center for Advanced Technologies and Innovation and Vizio Software Solutions divisions. Vizio MyWay is capable of handling a variety of tasks—from real time PO level tracking to order planning, shipments scheduling and event management, as well as generating reports based on users’ requirements. While bringing inan inevitable transformation to the logistics industry,
ATA Freight’s key differentiating factor, Goker says, "Lies in developing pragmatic solutions—especially in the challenging information management arena." ATA Freight has developed a wide range of information management services, employing advanced analysis and modeling tools to evaluate the breadth of options against identified cost and service objectives. The best example is ATA Freight’s proprietary predictive engine, which powers Vizio MyWay to provide users with an unprecedented level of business-critical information and predictive insight—eliminating the burden of scrutinizing innumerable pages of data.
ATA Freight complements Vizio MyWay with ATASOT, a proprietary interactive 3D container space optimization solution that enablescustomers to use a container to itsfull capacity, minimizing the waste. In one instance, ATA Freight enabled a VIP client to achieve major productivity gains by implementing ATASOT proprietary software. “Our space optimization team noticed opportunities for the Fortune 50 client who utilized ATASOT solution and increased the capacity usage from 62 to 84 percent, dramatically reducing the overall logistics spend,” affirms Goker.
MyWay also comes with a dedicated virtual assistant—Soul, which knows the customers and their individual needs. “Soul is available on all our platforms, including our smartphone and smartwatch apps,” asserts Goker. “While we leverage the advanced capabilities of our information tools to create plug and play solutions, we always carry our unique sense of personal touch for each customers,” adds Goker. Established in 2005, ATA Freight’s highly acknowledged Customer Service Program—ATACares provides individual attention to the customers by conducting regular meetings on business reviews;how to anticipate and adapt to the changing environment, as well as alerts on latest industry happenings.
“Our premier goal is to make every customer a partner and be an extension of their company. We do that by tailoring a personalized savings plan in return for their business with us,” states Goker.
Forging ahead, ATA Freight’s key ambition is to become a top 50 3PL logistics company by 2026, and its entire personnel is working tirelessly to make this a reality. “As for technological advancements, our proprietary operational software—Vizio will receive a major overhaul in 2017— and will be integrated with all our software capabilities on a single three tier architecture platform for both internal and external users,” concludes Goker.
October 6, 2016
Please be informed due to Hurricane Matthew set to strike Florida’s East Coast, there are multiple port terminal closures throughout the area as well as evacuation orders.
Port Miami cargo terminals are now closed. Port Everglades on Florida’s southern east cost is also set to close today, October 6, at 12 noon. All vessels currently docked were required to depart the Port by 4AM on Wednesday, October 4.
Operations at the Area Port of Savannah, Georgia (Ports of Brunswick, Georgia and Savannah, Georgia) will also be temporarily suspended on Thursday, October 6, at noon and will remain closed through COB on Friday, October 7, 2016. Commercial trade operations will resume normal operations on Tuesday, October 11.
CBP is extending an additional day, without penalty, for any entry summaries and payments of duties that were due on October 6 – October 7, 2016, in the Ports of Savannah, Georgia and Brunswick, Georgia.
We wish everyone’s family and friends stay safe during this time and we will continue to keep everyone posted on the status of these closures. If you have any immediate concerns, please contact your local ATA Freight representative for assistance and more information.
SITUATION IN TURKEY
ATA Crisis Management Team Reports…
Notice #3 - This notice is in interest of who have shipments in/out of Turkey
This notice is a follow up to our Notice #2 that we published yesterday and the last one. We are happy to inform you that there is no longer any restriction/ban on any of the Airlines as of today. We would like to sincerely thank you for your patience and support during the crisis situation in Turkey for the past few days.
1. Turkish Airlines flights, to/from USA, are now open and back to their regular flight schedule.
2. Etihad Airlines is now accepting cargo to/from Turkey.
There is no any other known notice/indication by the Airlines/FAA of a ban or stoppage in/out of Turkey to anywhere in the World.
OCEAN and LAND SHIPMENTS
Ocean and Land shipments are running as scheduled.
If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact with your local ATA Freight team member.
SITUATION IN TURKEY
ATA Crisis Management Team Reports…
Notice #2 - This notice is in interest of who have shipments in/out of Turkey
This notice is issued as a follow up to our Notice #1 that we published yesterday.
We would like to emphasize once again that our local management teams will be able to give you further details on your individual shipments. Please do not hesitate to contact with your local ATA Freight team member.
1. U.S.A. Bans Direct Flights from Turkey
This restriction is valid for the airlines who flies direct to/from the U.S. Only Turkish Airlines flies direct and their flights are cancelled at this time. Officials have not yet published a specific restart date.
2. British Airlines resumed their flights between Turkey/U.K.
3. Etihad Airlines is not accepting cargo on their passenger or cargo air crafts to/from Turkey, until further notice.
4. There is no any other known notice/indication by the Airlines/FAA of a ban or
stoppage in/out of Turkey to Other Countries.
The seaport terminals are open and the ocean carriers are on schedule at this time.
LAND SHIPMENTS (Local deliveries & Turkey to/from Europe and Other Countries)
Local deliveries within Turkey and to/from Europe and Other Countries are running as scheduled.
We will keep our communication channels open and share information to the best of our knowledge.
Please contact with your local ATA Freight team member if you have any questions or concerns.
We will continue submitting the notices once we have further information on AIR FREIGHT / #1 and #3 as indicated above.
ATA Freight - Crisis Management Team
NOTE: This letter is prepared based on official and publicly available information
July 17, 2016
SITUATION IN TURKEY
ATA Crisis Management Team Reports…
Notice #1 - This notice is in interest of who have shipments in/out of Turkey
There have been some challenging and concerning events in Turkey which necessitates that we reach out to our Clients. ATA Crisis Management team is overseeing the events and analyzing the potential impact to the business we manage for you. We will continue reporting you through these notices with the general updates once/if they develop. Meantime, our local management teams are already in contact with ocean/air/land carriers and they will be able to give you further details on your individual shipments.
1. U.S.A. Bans Flights from Turkey:
No airlines may fly from Turkey to the United States due to a Federal Aviation Administration order, U.S. government officials said Saturday.
“All airline carriers, regardless of country of registry, are prohibited from flying into the United States from Turkey either directly or via third country,” the U.S. Embassy in Ankara said.
“The FAA is monitoring the situation in Turkey in coordination with our partners in the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security and will update the restrictions as the situation evolves,” the FAA said in a statement.
The FAA did not say how long its ban would last. We will continue notifying you.
2. British Airlines stopped flights between Turkey/U.K. Any changes will be notified.
3. There is no any other known notice/indication by the Airlines/FAA of a ban or stoppage in/out of Turkey to Other Countries.
The seaport terminals are open and the ocean carriers are on schedule at this time. Any disruption that may occur will be notified.
LAND SHIPMENTS (Local deliveries & Turkey to/from Europe)
Land shipments are in process as scheduled. There could be slight delays due to the customs authorities slow down. Any disruption that may occur will be notified.
Please understand that we cannot control and predict circumstances. However, we will keep our communication channels open and share information to the best of our knowledge. Our intention is to minimize any potential impact on your daily business by giving you the information available at this time. We will continue notifying you as indicated.
NOTE: This information is prepared based on official and publicly available information