Intervention

Intervention

IntelliTrans personnel intervene to keep problematic shipments moving.

THE RESULTS

$410K

Saved $410K in annual savings with IntelliTrans’ intervention services.

 

2%

Decreased idle cars by 2% with IntelliTrans’ intervention services.

 

45 Cars/Day

Freed up 45 cars a day with IntelliTrans’ intervention services. 

 

Business Problem:

  • 8% of approximately 24K annual shipments are delayed in transit
  • High number of idle cars in bad order and delayed status
  • Inventory levels are increasing

Objectives: 

  • Reduce the number of shipments in exception status
  • Improve asset utilization
  • Provide customer satisfaction with increased visibility and exception management

Process:

  • Systematically identify all shipment exceptions
  • Create a highly scalable process for managing and resolving exceptions
  • Carrier measurement and scorecards for continuous improvement
  • IntelliTrans intervenes on problematic shipments:
    • Working with carriers on issue resolution
    • Finding alternative solutions

Results:

 

  • Decreased total idle cars by 2% which freed up 45 cars a day
  • Created ~$410K in annual savings
    • $25/car/day x 365 days x 45 cars

Visibility

Overview

IntelliTrans personnel intervene to keep problematic shipments moving.

Challenge

A customer shipping 24,000 loads a year had a high number of idle cars in bad order and delayed status, increasing inventory levels and costs.

Solution

IntelliTrans intervened on problematic shipments by working with carriers on issue resolution and finding alternative solutions while creating a highly scalable process to manage and resolve exceptions.

Invoice Audit & Payment

Invoice Audit & Payment

IntelliTrans audits and pays freight invoices on behalf of customers.

THE RESULTS

$4.8MM

Saved $4.8MM with IntelliTrans’ freight invoice audit & payment services.

 

$3MM

Reduced over $3MM in past dues to zero within 2 months.

 

2%

Saved approximately 2% of overall freight spend by auditing invoices.

 

Business Problem:

  • Missed payments to carriers
  • Inaccurate invoices
  • Manual AP processing, lengthening the time to payment

Objectives: 

  • Get current with carriers
  • Reduce AP processing time
  • Manage exceptions to the rule
  • Improved auditing results in actual savings

Process:

  • Store contract & tariff rates, accessorials, and fuel surcharges in the system
  • Using the TMS to audit freight bills leads to improved accuracy
  • Automated triggering of freight bill payment

Results:

  • Reduced over $3M in past dues to zero within 2 months
  • Audit savings achieved approximately 2% of overall freight spend

Services

Overview

A customer used IntelliTrans to audit and pay their freight invoices.

Challenge

The customer was missing many payments to carriers and their accounts payable process was manual, lengthening the time to payment. Additionally, inaccurate invoices were costing the shipper millions of dollars.

Solution

Using audit & payment services, to get accurate information to guarantee compliance and quickly resolve disputes and make payments.

Inventory

Inventory Management

A customer in the chemicals industry used vendor managed inventory to reduce customer inventory levels, eliminate expedited shipments, and sign more long-term agreements with customers.

THE RESULTS

$100K/Silo

Saved $100K per silo by reducing customer inventory levels.

 

30%

Reduced customer inventory levels by 30% on average.

 

Business Problem:

  • A large number of expedited shipments from customers, increasing distribution costs
  • Low fleet utilization and high levels of forward-deployed inventory
  • Dissatisfied customers
  • Poor demand visibility

Objectives: 

  • Eliminate expedited shipments
  • Improve customer relationship management and differentiate from the competition
  • Gain a view of true customer and market demand

Process:

  • Identify target customers with your commercial team
  • Obtain long-term contracts from customers in exchange for GVMI service
  • Deploy IntelliTrans GVMI
  • Drive business process change to realize benefits

Results:

  • Customer inventory levels reduced by 30% on average
  • Eliminate expedited shipments
  • Numerous long-term agreements signed with customers

Inventory

Overview

A customer in the chemicals industry used vendor managed inventory to reduce customer inventory levels, eliminate expedited shipments, and sign more long-term agreements with customers.

Challenge

The customer had high distribution costs resulting from poor visibility into true customer demand.

Solution

Deploying Global Vendor Managed Inventory (GVMI) and driving business process changes to realize benefits.

Visibility & Intervention

Visibility & Intervention

A customer used IntelliTrans’ Global Visibility Platform and intervention services to reduce cycle time and resolve misrouted and lost shipments.

THE RESULTS

$5MM

Saved $5MM with visibility technology and intervention services.

 

14%

Decreased fleet cycle time by 14%.

 

50%

Reduced customer inventory by 50%.

 

Business Problem:

  • Desire to digitize the supply chain
  • Challenging integration with legacy and ERP systems
  • Low fleet utilization and high levels of forward-deployed inventory

Objectives: 

  • Integrate with legacy and ERP systems
  • Reduce loaded/empty dwell and transit time
  • Resolve misrouted and lost railcars

Process:

  • Integrate with ERP systems
  • Track, trace, and expedite entire fleet throughout the cycle
  • Provide GVMI to key customers to better manage demand and orders
  • IntelliTrans intervenes to improve fleet utilization and address problematic shipments

Results:

  • Rail fleet size reduced by ~5% during a period of increased sales
  • Fleet car cycle time decreased by 14% and key customer inventory reduced by 50%
  • Resolved an average of 90 misrouted or lost railcars/month

Visibility

Overview

A customer used IntelliTrans’ Global Visibility Platform and intervention services to reduce cycle times and resolve misrouted and lost shipments.

Challenge

The customer needed a way to integrate with legacy and ERP systems to digitize their supply chain, drive better fleet utilization, and reduce customer inventory.

Solution

Tracking, tracing, and expediting entire fleet throughout the cycle with IntelliTrans intervening to address problematic shipments.

TMS

Transportation Management System

Customer in the forest products industry used ever-expansive tendering, interactive dock scheduling, and business process automation to improve their bottom line.

THE RESULTS

$3.65MM

Saved $3.65MM through least-cost carrier utilization, carrier diversification, and manual labor reduction.

 

$110/load

Saved $110 per load by utilizing least-cost carriers.

 

77%

Reduced loads subject to detention by 77% within the first month.

 

Business Problem:

  • High distribution costs and lack of visibility
  • Insufficient carrier base to ensure proper load coverage
  • Current process is too labor-intensive

Objectives: 

  • Improve least-cost carrier utilization
  • Gain efficiency and reduce congestion at docks
  • Increase carrier base to maximize capacity
  • Automate business processes

Process:

  • Ever-expansive tendering improves least-cost carrier utilization
  • Interactive dock scheduling that reduces carrier on-site time
  • Automate business processes and allow staff to manage by exception

Results:

  • Least-cost carrier utilization savings of ~$110 per load
  • Reduced loads subject to detention by 77% within the first month
  • Carrier diversification of $450K annually
  • Manual labor reduction of $300K annually

TMS

Overview

Customer in the forest products industry that ships approximately 12,000 truckloads per month.

Challenge

The customer had high distribution costs and lacked complete visibility of supply chain operations and ways to automate business processes.  

Solution

Ever-expansive tendering, interactive dock scheduling, and business process automation.

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