Technology, manufacturing, and transportation-focused companies from across the supply chain continue to step-up efforts to help customers navigate business disruptions from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Logistics provider Capital Logistics is expanding its use of technology tools to help national grocery customers meet business volatility challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic, the company said this week. Capital is using Canadian logistics technology provider Descartes Systems Group's MacroPoint real-time freight visibility solution and Aljex transportation management system (TMS) to move and track dramatically increasing loads for those customers.
“As our customers focus on keeping food supply chains functioning, having real-time visibility into the status of critical freight has increased our ability to keep pace with the unpredictable demand grocery stores are experiencing,” Greg Ackner, vice president at Capital Logistics, said in a statement. “In one case, we went from moving two to three truckloads of milk per week to distribution centers serving multiple states to 50 to 60 truckloads per week. The Descartes Aljex solution also helped us maintain exemplary service while shifting seamlessly to a work-from-home environment to keep our employees safe.”
Descartes Aljex is a cloud-based TMS designed for freight brokers that automates planning, tendering, and dispatching, as well as back-office functions including accounting, invoicing, and reporting. The integration with MacroPoint provides real-time freight visibility to automatically track loads, “greatly reducing the manual efforts for track-and-trace teams,” according to Descartes.
Other logistics-industry companies are stepping up to the plate with solutions designed to help customers through the pandemic:
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