Greatwide MTS sharpens
supply chain visibility
May 19, 2010 10:27 AM
Greatwide Logistics Services announced the launch of a new service offering, Managed Transportation Services (MTS). MTS provides superior visibility from pick-up through delivery, along with centralized technologies to monitor and continuously improve operations across the supply chain.
MTS is based on a combination of Greatwide’s core capabilities: Dedicated, Brokerage, and Warehousing. Currently one of the top providers of dedicated contract carriage nationwide, Greatwide is also a brokerage firm with an array of clients in the grocery, food and beverage, produce, fresh food, retail, and industrial markets.
“We recently relaunched our company with a strategy of growth and expansion—and Managed Transportation Services includes the people, process and technology to help us do just that,” said Vincent Gulisano, chief customer officer, Greatwide.
The company is introducing the MTS offering based on four key elements of competitive differentiation:
1. Measurement—extensive monitoring, tracking, and analysis of data to allow the best decisions on mode optimization, consolidation, and deployment of carriers, including private fleet, dedicated, and unique hybrid combinations.
2. Capability—annual bids and mini-bids to expedite transportation procurement processes and eliminate manual processing, improving auditing and payment capabilities.
3. Transportation savings—minimization of rates by making the least expensive mode choice based on service requirements and shipment weight/dimensions. Instant comparison of available options enables mode conversion, shipment consolidation, flow-through warehouses, and other rate savings.
4. Greatwide resources—superior carrier capacity, along with proactive continuous improvement through best-in-class engineering and account management resources.
MTS operates through a 24-hour, 365-day Transportation Operation Center (TOC), where the company manages all transportation systems, including procurement, planning, execution, and distribution. The TOC also handles back-office functions such as billing, settlements, and accounts receivable. With this single, comprehensive view of each customer’s supply chain, the Greatwide TOC team can leverage a combination of state-of-the-art technology and human capital to constantly evaluate all aspects of the supply chain and create customized ways to improve all processes.
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