The global third-party logistics provider Dachser has implemented the contract and rate management tools of the cloud-based solutions provider CargoSphere.
“After a nine-month (request for proposal) process, including a trial with roughly 100 worldwide users, we were particularly impressed with (CargoSphere’s Smart Upload and Diagnostics Solution) and the depth of CargoSphere’s rate management functionality, which gives us the power to manage our own contracts,” said Günther Laumann, head of global management ocean, Dachser Air & Sea Logistics. “Our world-class IT infrastructure demands high architectural and database standards, which was a critical consideration as we moved to integrate CargoSphere with our core operational systems.”
The solution equips Dascher’s network of 187 branches in 36 countries with greater visibility to its buy and sell rates, “enhancing customer response and data accuracy,” the 3PL said.
CargoSphere worked with Dascher’s management in the United States, Germany and China to plan and execute the roll-out strategy for the solution.
CargoSphere’s SUDS (Smart Upload and Diagnostics Solution) and Global Surcharge Management (GSM) features, creating a vast storeroom of buy rates. SUDS reads and processes external freight rate data directly from any static document and loads it into a dynamic rate system database.
“For years, many of the largest forwarders have chosen to outsource rate management services because they simply didn't believe they could handle the work themselves,” said Neil Barni, president of CargoSphere. “Dachser’s use of CargoSphere to manage their global rates is proof positive of this continuing trend towards automation and technology over outsourced rate services.”