Why eCargo?

See what makes eCargo better than traditional transportation and logistics management processes.

Realise operational savings

Traditional process Using eCargo
Prepare run sheets then phone, fax or email to carriers. Automate communication of freight requirements to freight providers.
Each dispatcher and site manages freight movements in their own way, requiring reliance on key staff and non-alignment between sites. Standardise freight execution processes across the entire business.
Delivery requirements change, but carriers are not informed; the wrong vehicles are sent to pick up goods. Real time visibility over freight requirements increases time available for better planning and execution of transport.
Manual reconciliation of freight invoices with actual freight movements, if at all. Proof of delivery queries and exceptions hold up invoice payments. Automation of freight cost calculations, providing a standard workflow for invoice management.

Leverage web based technology

Traditional process Using eCargo
No visibility of freight movements across sites or by management. Accessibility from anywhere, anytime.
Discrepancies in delivery data between manufacturers and freight providers. All parties in your supply chain have visibility over the same delivery data.
Daily activities occur on paper or email and are not archived for future reference. All transactional data is stored securely on our servers supported by industry standard high-availability and disaster recovery.
Complicated & costly maintenance of B2B interfaces with many service providers. Integrate once - and only once.

Achieve strategic goals

Traditional process Using eCargo
Implement new logistics initiatives to reduce freight spend but have difficulty measuring the actual impact on freight spend. Measure freight costs in real time. See how your logistics initiatives have reduced your freight spend.
An inability to accurately measure the performance of freight providers, due to lack of complete and timely data. Measurements of freight provider performance, daily, weekly or monthly; measure against key performance goals agreed in service level agreements.
Larger suppliers attempt to lock customers in through proprietary systems and integration with core systems. No lock-in. eCargo is a neutral party whereby suppliers can be unplugged and replaced with minimal change to the business.

Scale across the business

Traditional process Using eCargo
Different processes and tools used to manage each mode of transport. No integration between modes. Multi-Modal capability provides end to end visibility - whether by road, rail or sea. Provides shipping schedule and vessel booking management.
Little visibility over inbound freight for raw materials and stock from other sites/suppliers. Leverage off the existing network of eCargo customers. One customer's finished goods is another customer's inbound materials. Control of inbound logistics and optimisation of in/outbound vehicle movements.
Distributed management of dispatch and invoicing. Centralised management of dispatch and/or invoicing.