Nolan Transportation Group | July 29, 2022
Nolan Transportation Group (NTG), a part of Transportation Insight Holding Company (TI), and a leading provider of non-asset, tech-enabled logistics and brokerage solutions in North America, and Flexport, the platform for global logistics, announced a strategic partnership to integrate their technology for greater visibility across global supply chains. The partnership will offer technology-enabled solutions across all transportation modes, including Full Truckload (FTL), Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Expedited, Drayage, and Final Mile.
“Global importers are dealing with historic complexity and unpredictability, and are in need of simple, efficient solutions to keep their goods moving, This partnership creates a seamless experience for Flexport customers to manage their transportation operations. Together, we will give shippers the visibility, flexibility, and control they need to navigate these unsteady times from a single, integrated platform instead of having to use a mix of providers and solutions with different user interfaces.”
-Geoff Kelley, president & COO of TI and NTG.
The partnership will combine NTG’s and Flexport’s technology with operational expertise to offer customers visibility and control across their supply chains. NTG’s dedicated client services team will manage shipments and communicate with clients via Flexport’s all-encompassing trucking software, Transmission, ensuring a seamless shipping experience from end-to-end. Customers will be able to access over 80,000 carriers in NTG’s network, ensuring reliable volume and capacity amid market volatility. They will also gain access to NTG’s AI-powered technology and predictive analytics to streamline processes and make better-informed decisions as they navigate fast-changing markets.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Nolan Transportation Group (NTG) to expand our end-to-end service offerings and provide a fully integrated, tech-enabled experience for Flexport clients. This partnership will offer greater visibility and control for global consignees, which is key for their success during such times of uncertainty, Flexport and NTG share a commitment to using technology to build a fully-digitized shipment lifecycle for the benefit of our customers, and we’re excited to collaborate with NTG towards this vision.”
-Will Urban, Flexport Chief Revenue Officer
This is the latest step towards Flexport and NTG’s shared vision: to enable a fully-digitized shipment lifecycle. As part of the joint product roadmap, NTG’s proprietary Beon™ Digital Logistics Platform will integrate directly with the Flexport Platform via API. Ultimately, clients will have a seamless shipping experience that includes rates and available capacity, load tendering and booking, load status updates, estimated delivery time, and shipper onboarding, all via the Flexport Platform. Businesses of all sizes, such as Serena & Lily, are already using the Flexport-NTG integration to mitigate supply chain challenges and better manage their warehouse receiving operations.
“Flexport’s partnership, commitment to transparency, and quality providers help Serena & Lily transport goods throughout the US. Its innovative technology provides end-to-end visibility of our supply chain, which is critical to our success and growth,” said Jennifer Schwartz, Transportation Manager at Serena & Lily. “Flexport listens, delivers on promise and will go the extra mile to ensure customer success, as it did when the team introduced NTG to Serena & Lily to mitigate supply chain challenges like container backlogs at ports. NTG’s approach to flexibility has helped with receiving challenges and enabled Serena & Lily to control how and what products are delivered to the warehouse.”
About Transportation Insight Holding Company
Transportation Insight Holding Company (TI) is the combination of industry-leading logistics providers Transportation Insight and Nolan Transportation Group (NTG). TI brings over two decades of multi-modal expertise and technology to the logistics industry and ranks amongst North America’s largest logistics companies. TI services more than 14,000 shippers and over 80,000 carriers through its proprietary Beon™ digital logistics platform – a single point of access to TI’s mode-agnostic network and services from port-to-porch™. The TI services and digital product portfolio spans across North America, offering domestic freight and parcel transportation solutions, warehousing, data intelligence, and supply chain consulting. For more information visit: www.TIholdco.com.
We believe trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easy for everyone. Flexport is the platform for global logistics — empowering buyers, sellers and their logistics partners with the technology and services to grow and innovate. Companies of all sizes — from emerging brands to Fortune 500s — used Flexport technology to move nearly $19B of merchandise across 112 countries in 2021.
Palantir Technologies, Inc | May 30, 2022
Palantir Technologies, Inc., announced that it is building a technology services platform for calculating, reporting, and working together on carbon emissions across commodity supply chains.
A consortium method can be used by participants from across the global energy and commodities supply chains to model lifecycle carbon intensities and collaborate for greater visibility and reporting. The platform aims to increase transparency across the supply chain by tracking emissions from commodity production, transformation, and transportation. Because of this, participants will be able to better understand their indirect operations' lifetime emissions, benchmark against other participants, and identify prospects for reduced carbon routes because of this.
Palantir will be the first company to bring carbon emissions tracking to the market with a partner. Palantir's Foundry operating system will be set up to give consortium partners an accurate calculation of carbon intensity across supply chains, starting with crude oil and refined products, concentrates, and refined metals, using Trafigura's expertise in global commodity supply chains.
Palantir and Trafigura have already built scenarios across ten million carbon pathways using actual commodity shipments by combining Trafigura data and metrics with third-party data. The initial pilot has already built scenarios across ten million carbon pathways using actual commodity shipments by combining Trafigura data and metrics with third-party data.
"Our customers are increasingly asking us for visibility into the lifecycle emissions of the commodities we move as they prepare for regulated Scope 3 emissions reporting and more generally for Net Zero. The complexity involved in commodity supply chains requires robust cooperation across the industry and a technological solution that can enable meaningful decisions and change. We are delighted to jointly deliver a solution to the market with Palantir, whose technology can manage the complexity and data security required to provide additional services to our customers and the market."
-Trafigura's Executive Chairman and CEO, Jeremy Weir
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.