prnewswire | May 26, 2023
Windward the leading Maritime AI company, announced today the launch of its Shipment Analytics Dashboard. The new dashboard, now available as part of Windward's Ocean Freight Visibility (OFV) solution, showcases statistics and analytics about customer shipment and carrier performance to provide them with a holistic assessment of past and current shipments, with additional insights creating a feedback loop between shipment execution and freight procurement to help improve and optimize business decisions.
Lack of data and visibility is a large contributor to supply chain challenges and delays, not only between entities but also within individual organizations, causing reduced efficiency, increased operational costs, inaccurate forecasting, and poor customer experience.
Windward's Shipment Analytics Dashboard provides businesses with individualized analytics on past and current shipments including Port of Discharge (POD), changes per carrier, carrier delays, ETA changes, number of transshipped containers, and active shipments at risk of delay.
Windward's unique data sets and Maritime AI insights are constantly being used by customers who build their own dashboards using Windward's API Insight lab. The insights are integrated directly into customer workflows via API to support business decisions across departments ranging from procurement, operations, negotiations, inventory management, customer success, and more. Windward's Maritime AI insights, powered by billions of data points and advanced behavioral models enable better business processes, thus increasing efficiency and ROI.
"Data is a vital element of any decision-making process, but when implemented directly into the various workflows across departments, it has the power to drastically improve efficiency and processes for the entire organization," said Ami Daniel, CEO and Co-Founder of Windward. "Windward's mission is to empower supply chain stakeholders to make informed decisions in order to increase efficiency and decrease costs of their shipping operations. Our new Shipping Analytics Dashboard is a valuable tool that allows them to easily deep dive into their own data and accomplish their goals."
Windward's Shipment Analytic Dashboard is an added capability to the company's Ocean Freight Visibility (OFV) solution which utilizes data aggregated from more than 120 carriers, 1,400+ ports and terminals, 5,500 container vessels, sailing schedules, meteorological data, and location and AIS data. The solution provides accurate ETA predictions and real-time visibility into container and vessel journeys allowing users to better predict, plan, and proactively mitigate supply chain risks.
Windward a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange, is the leading Maritime AI company, enabling organizations to achieve business and operational readiness. Windward's AI-powered solution allows stakeholders including banks, commodity traders, insurers, and major energy and shipping companies to make real time, predictive intelligence-driven decisions, providing a 360° view of the maritime ecosystem and its broader impact on safety, security, finance, business, and the supply chain.
businesswire | May 31, 2023
AFS Logistics a non-asset based, non-asset biased third party logistics (3PL) provider, announces it has been named a top 3PL technology company by Inbound Logistics magazine, with its AFSmart suite recognized as a best-in-class solution. AFSmart Audit, one of the tools that makes up the integrated AFSmart package, is also a CIO 100 award winner, named by CIO.com to its annual list of 100 innovative IT solutions that deliver business value.
“Logistics operations face significant challenges, from constant disruptions and complicated pricing to lack of visibility and invoice overcharges,” says Nathan Johnson, Chief Information Officer, AFS Logistics. “AFSmart is the robust technology suite that logistics professionals need to handle logistics data with the level of speed required by today’s complex market.”
The technology suite offers responsive controls, clear visuals and intuitive navigation and search functions for instant access to relevant data, presented through a unified, cohesive user experience. The AFSmart platform consists of several cloud-native tools designed to help logistics professionals automate their operations and more effectively manage their logistics networks across modes of transportation.
AFSmartAudit (CIO 100 winner) – Freight audit and payment (FAP) processing solution that provides a comprehensive view of freight expenses across modes to uncover and resolve overpayments, billing errors and discrepancies, while identifying new opportunities to streamline processes.
AFSmartTMS – Transportation management system (TMS) that allows users to stop wasting time searching for critical information and instead rely on an intuitive, state-of-the-art portal that fully integrates with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to manage everyday freight tasks in one location, from creating quotes and bill of lading documents to confirming shipment information and filing claims.
AFSmartTrack – Provides full shipment visibility with real-time updates and analytics for all inbound and outbound freight, equipping users with the most informed perspective for critical logistics decisions. Users can get regular, daily reports with key metrics to help manage operations with greater efficiency.
AFSmartClaim – Automates the creation, tracking and management of overage, shortage and damage (OS&D) claims for faster, easier resolutions and access to additional LTL coverage. Integration with AFSmartTMS allows for easy retrieval of key documents, information, contacts and more.
AFSmartAnalytics – Provides easy access to a comprehensive range of critical metrics through standard or customized reports, including high-level aggregate data sets and transactional metrics to track lanes, carriers, accessorials, spend, service levels and more.
About AFS Logistics
AFS Logistics helps more than 1,800 companies across more than 35 countries drive sustained savings and operational improvements, while turning their logistics operations into competitive, customer-centric differentiators. As a non-asset based and non-asset biased 3PL, AFS provides a range of logistics services, featuring freight and parcel audit, parcel cost management, LTL cost management and transportation management, which includes freight brokerage and freight forwarding. Founded in 1982 and employing a team of more than 380 logistics teammates in eight major locations across the U.S. and Canada, AFS is regularly part of the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies.
prnewswire | May 30, 2023
One of the largest privately held logistics companies in the U.S., Warehouse Specialists, LLC (WSI), has selected Metafora to assist with WSI's technology strategy for its brokerage and managed transportation offerings. The goal of this partnership is to further modernize and improve the WSI freight unit's technology and make better use of its data.
"The technology approach for our warehouse business has been to take best-in-class software modules from a variety of vendors and tie them together to provide our customers with a truly reliable and data-rich experience. Our transportation business requires the same thing. Metafora has a unique combination of deep technology expertise, operating experience, and market knowledge. It also shares WSI's commitment to customer service. Partnering with Metafora was an easy decision," says Peter Davis, VP and General Manager of Fulfillment and Chemical for WSI.
The partnership with WSI on its digital freight initiative will focus on technology selection and data strategy to support rapid growth goals and ensure consistent and top tier customer experience.
"Metafora is excited to partner with WSI on this journey. They have an incredible team, an incredible reputation, and an incredible track record of delivering for their customers. Delivering our technology and industry expertise will ensure that WSI remains an industry leader in all facets of their business through this digital transformation," added Ryan Schreiber, Metafora's Chief Growth Officer.
As the freight tech landscape continues to evolve, Metafora is uniquely positioned to help trucking companies, shippers, 3PLs, freight brokers, freight forwarders, and others in the transportation and supply chain industry navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities. With a focus on technology and data-driven solutions, Metafora helps businesses achieve greater efficiency, cost savings, and customer satisfaction.
Founded in 1966, WSI is one of the largest privately-held 3PLs in the U.S. Through its roughly 14 million square feet of warehousing space, asset and non-asset transportation offerings, and large rail network, WSI provides absolute supply chain reliability for customers ranging in size from the Fortune 500 to recent startups.