Business Discovery for Transportation and Logistics

Business Discovery for Transportation and Logistics

Deliver integrated, accurate, and timely intelligence across borders

The process of getting products delivered from one place to another—on time, efficiently, and at the lowest cost possible—is mission critical for transportation and logistics providers. Starting from razor-thin margins, profitability is often gained or missed by the volatile cost of fuel. In this extremely competitive market, one late delivery or unexpected freight surcharge can mean missed revenue opportunities and a lost customer forever.

Visibility Leads to More Responsive and Agile Operations

While the developing global economy offers enormous growth potential for the freight and logistics industry players, it also brings more intricate supply chains, higher costs and tighter regulatory demands. For these organizations to achieve maximum profitability collaboration with a number of trading partners in various parts of the world, ranging from suppliers, carriers, and government agencies must be enabled.

The cornerstone of agile operations requires visibility-both of inventories in transit, as well as any market events which will impact on-time delivery. When this information is visible inside and outside the enterprise, unexpected events can be rapidly assessed and risk mitigation plans can be quickly developed and implemented. Increasing the visibility of two-way information and enabling collaboration between suppliers and carriers enables companies to achieve service goals across the logistics and transportation network in spite of market events that are impossible to control.

With the QlikView Business Discovery platform, leading transport and logistics companies can:

  • Improve profitability with in-depth analysis of service and network portfolio across customers, suppliers and every step in the logistics chain
  • Track supplier performance against service level agreements to identify opportunities, negotiate intelligently, and tier contracts based on results
  • Analyze loads, routes, carriers, tendering, bookings, customs filings, freight audit and payment on a by-order basis to reduce cost variables
  • Improve cash flow and gain operational efficiencies by enabling streamlined business discovery across all enterprise functions
  • Streamline safety, traceability and compliance reporting with drill-down detail to documentation

The QlikView Customer Experience

Discover why more than 250 transportation and logistics organizations around the world, from air couriers to ocean and marine shippers, to rail and trucking companies, to warehousing and third-party logistics firms, have turned to QlikView to empower end-user driven business discovery and analytics to improve their operational performance.

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Transportation Customers

Transportation Customers

QlikView has given us a great advantage over our competitors. We’re now able to work closely with each of our customers to define their ideal KPIs. QlikView can then track these KPIs, providing timely and accurate service measurements that have never been available to them before.”

Chris Bale, Group IT Director, Target Express

Cash flow tracked with indicators for elapsed order-to-invoice time; container loads moving at full capacity for lower fuel costs

Achieved an 80% reduction in reporting and administrative time

Transparency required—across borders and systems

You need to manage an intricate chain of suppliers and customers—with their respective systems—and a deluge of rapidly expanding big data sources. Increasing regulations from environmental to cross-border controls, and stricter compliance rules for transporting hazardous goods and obtaining security clearance at ports of entry, make information and performance transparency more important than ever before. QlikView streamlines access to critical information—putting information in the hands of anyone, anywhere—to ensure optimum results and to mitigate risk.