RENO, Nev. – According to ABI Research, companies worldwide are likely to spend at least $12.8 billion this year on transportation management systems (TMS), and the firm predicts that number may increase to more than $25 billion by 2023, driven in large part by the necessity of reducing transportation costs and monitoring time. Freightflow software provides a solution by increasing visibility and collaboration, eliminating inefficiencies and providing secure, real-time information.
“In essence, Freightflow completes the fresh supply chain with our integration into customers’ ERPs,” said Bud Floyd, CEO at Freighflow. “Many businesses are beginning to scrutinize inefficiencies in their supply chain, and their suppliers will have to adapt by adopting a system that optimizes operations or risk being left behind. Whether it’s updating customers on shipment ETAs, monitoring load temperatures or managing LTLs, Freighflow helps identify and rectify the inconsistencies that could otherwise place companies in danger of losing business.”
The Freightflow software is designed to increase visibility, maximize efficiency and facilitate seamless communication within the supply chain. The cloud-based platform is accessible through phone or tablet and can be accessed at any time and in any place, in addition to being compatible with existing ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, such as Famous Software and Produce Pro Software. In an effort to improve collaboration at every level of the supply chain, the software also offers real-time updates and actionable, data-driven reports.
“Aside from the obvious costs of general inefficiencies, we’re also focused on eliminating the time and money required for experienced workers to complete tasks that can easily be automated – the hidden savings of reducing the time and labor it takes to complete those tasks is significant,” added Floyd.
Company data demonstrates that the Freightflow software helps businesses reduce the number of outbound trucks required by 10% as well as decrease the miles driven by up to 30% through route optimization. According to Floyd, the two-way communication and abundance of data shed light on specific areas where companies can improve throughout the supply chain—in addition to spotting any potential risks in time to rectify issues before they result in a loss of business.
“The fresh produce industry is facing the reality that it is now imperative to increase our efficiency on all fronts and understand exactly where there are pain points that exist along the supply chain that cause these inefficiencies,” Floyd said. “We’re in the midst of a driver shortage that is only expected to grow, and collectively we’re still leaving a lot of money on the table by shipping half-empty trucks, neglecting to optimize routes and failing to collaborate and monitor effectively across the board.”