AFS Logistics | August 01, 2022
AFS Logistics (afs.net), a non-asset based and non-asset biased 3PL, announced the new, industry-leading AFSmart technology suite. The platform is an integrated package of intuitive, cloud-native tools designed to help clients and carriers make faster, more informed decisions, automate processes and more effectively manage logistics operations across multiple modes of transportation.The tools within the integrated platform include:
AFSmartAudit – freight audit and payment (FAP) processing that ensures shippers pay only what they should, with 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 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 ERP systems to manage everyday freight tasks in one location, from creating quotes and bill of lading documents to confirming shipment information
AFSmartTrack – full shipment visibility that provides real-time updates and analytics for all inbound and outbound freight to equip users with the most informed perspective for critical logistics decisions
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
AFSmartAnalytics – provides a wide 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
“Today’s logistics professionals face fluid and exceptionally complex challenges, from frequent logistics disruption to complicated pricing models and contractual language, The AFSmart technology suite is a significant investment that helps shippers and carriers by clearly presenting the latest, most accurate information to enable data-backed decision making and easier management of the processes that fuel a company’s logistics.”
-Tom Nightingale, CEO, AFS Logistics
The AFSmart technology suite offers a look and feel similar to many popular consumer applications, with responsive, interactive controls, crisp, clear visuals and intuitive navigation and search functions for instant access to relevant data. AFS is actively onboarding existing and new clients to the platform.
”We are particularly excited about the introduction of AFSmartAudit because it represents a critical re-platforming of AFS’s core system and further optimizes our freight audit and payment offering, The new interface offers automated functionalities and full visibility to a host of critical FAP data — including invoice, shipping and billing details — to help users manage freight efficiently and accurately, and make faster, more informed decisions using the leading tech stack in our space.”
-Nathan Johnson, CIO, AFS Logistics
With AFSmartAudit, users can quickly and accurately track billing claims and resolve discrepancies and overcharges. The dashboard can be easily configured, without cumbersome and expensive coding, to accommodate organization-specific business rules. Users can receive automated notifications when there’s an issue or rule exception to help them improve planning and customer service response.
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 and was named a 2022 Top 100 3PL by a respected logistics publication. To learn more, visit www.afs.net.
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Parcel Perform | July 12, 2022
Parcel Perform, the leading E-commerce delivery experience platform, announces the strategic relaunch of Parcel Monitor, the leading E-commerce logistics community for consumers and professionals.At the core of the relaunch is a rebranding and migration to a new technology platform. The new platform will serve as the foundation for Parcel Monitor to develop more robust features, derive high-quality data insights and scale its community growth. Consumers will be able to track their E-commerce orders intuitively and provide feedback about their delivery experience. In addition, professionals will gain exclusive access to the latest market trends, industry reports, webinars, and other best practices. They will be able to build strategies to capture market opportunities, innovate, and connect with valuable partners through Parcel Monitor's network.
Parcel Monitor's new logo features modern yet distinctive elements of a human figure delivering a parcel, which could also be interpreted as a human receiving a parcel delivery. In addition, the new logo comes in two colors: navy blue and orange, symbolizing trust, creativity, and an appetite for knowledge. All of which convey its mission to inspire the E-commerce logistics ecosystem to create a better delivery experience for everyone.
Parcel Monitor started in 2016 as a free parcel tracking service to offer consumers a taste of an exceptional delivery experience by allowing consumers to track their E-commerce orders for free across 900+ carriers globally. In 2020, the Parcel Monitor Community was launched to drive greater collaboration within the E-commerce logistics ecosystem, leveraging the platform's trove of parcel-tracking data amassed over the past four years since inception. Today, millions of users worldwide rely on Parcel Monitor to obtain E-commerce delivery information and leverage its trove of data resources for informed logistics decision-making.
I'm happy to see our efforts paying off in connecting our community of like-minded E-commerce logistics professionals, said Dr. Arne Jeroschewski, Founder and CEO of Parcel Perform. It was always our goal to foster collaboration across our industry globally. By leveraging our platform's data-driven insights, and intelligence reports, Parcel Monitor's thought leadership initiatives will spark inspiration and action for our partners and customers worldwide.
"Parcel Monitor's strategic rebranding represents its growth milestones and reflects the platform's evolution in recent years, We believe in the power of community, knowledge, and data-driven decision-making and have aspired ourselves to empower industry stakeholders with the confidence to better capitalize on the boundless opportunities in this rapid growth market."
-Dana von der Heide, Founder, and CCO, of Parcel Perform.
Charles Brewer, Group CEO of Pos Malaysia, said, At Pos Malaysia, we fully support collaboration in the E-commerce logistics industry to deliver greater synergistic value and create more extensive economies of scale, added. The team at Pos Malaysia is committed to supporting and partnering Parcel Monitor in their next chapter of influence and growth.
Parcel Monitor's focus for 2022 will be to increase its global presence through continued industry partnerships and developing more profound growth efforts in thought leadership development and community engagement. It aims to drive further collaboration and connection between market players and carriers across borders through one collective community by investing in its data and technological capabilities to provide richer insights to professionals and more intuitive parcel tracking features for consumers. For more information, visit: www.parcelmonitor.com.
About Parcel Perform
Parcel Perform is the leading delivery experience platform. It partners with modern E-commerce enterprises to create unique end-to-end customer journeys. The data-first company enables the optimization of logistics operations with powerful data integrations, parcel tracking, delivery notifications, and logistics performance reports in real-time. Parcel Perform's scalable SaaS platform executes more than 100 million parcel updates daily and integrates with 900+ carriers. For more information, please visit www.parcelperform.com.
About Parcel Monitor
Parcel Monitor is a community initiated by E-commerce logistics enthusiasts at Parcel Perform. We aim to inspire the E-commerce logistics ecosystem to create a better delivery experience for everyone. Parcel Monitor offers free parcel tracking across 900+ carriers globally on a single platform. Leveraging on our data and technology, we capture consumer trends, provide market visibility and derive industry insights while fostering collaboration across the entire E-commerce industry.
MERX Global, | June 23, 2022
MERX Global, a Chicago based transportation company that provides comprehensive transportation solutions to customers throughout the United States, and E-SMART, a leading ADAS/ISA provider, announced today a new partnership to bring E-SMART technology to MERX Global's fleet of more than 250 trucks. E-SMART's active, real time speed control decreases speeding events by more than 90%.
"Safety has been our number one priority from day one of operation. Utilizing the latest technology that helps our drivers and motorists be safe on the road is key. When we implemented E-SMART, we saw an immediate reduction in the number of speeding events. Less speeding events meant safer drivers, less accidents and better safety scores for the company."
-Pavel Peneff, Vice-President at MERX Global.
E-SMART uses advanced positioning technology to determine vehicle location to actively manage its maximum allowed speed. E-SMART also leverages this technology for low bridge collision avoidance, active geofencing and remote vehicle immobilization. Leading fleets currently using the E-SMART technology report a significant decrease in speed-related accidents, infringements, and a significantly improved CSA scores.
"MERX Global was an early adoptor of E-SMART technology and is now deploying the technology to the full fleet. Initially, Volvo introduced the tech to the Peneff brothers who got very involved in the evaluation of the technology and its efficient deployment. This is a great partnership.''
-Mathieu Boivin, CEO at E-SMART.
Headquartered in Elk Grove Village, IL, Merx Global is a growing asset-based transportation company that provides comprehensive transportation solutions to customers throughout the United States. Our services include full truckload, hazmat, and drop trailer with a dedicated private fleet. We invest substantial resources into our fleet operations, including state of the art tractors, GPS-equipped trailer tracking capabilities, our own fleet maintenance facility, and a secured lot for storage.
E-SMART develops and manufactures innovative ADAS solutions that increase the safety of fleet vehicles. Located in Indianapolis, IN, E-SMART helps set new safety standards with Intelligent Speed Adaptation. This solution determines vehicle location in real time to actively manage the maximum speed the vehicle can attain in the respective posted speed zone. Along with its other safety features, namely, Low Bridge Collision Prevention, Active Geofencing, Remote Vehicle Immobilization, and Telematics Integration, E-SMART leads the way in reducing the number of collisions on our roadways. For more information, please visit: http://www.esmartcontrol.com.