Supply Chain Solutions Adopts CargoSphere Rate Technology Platform

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- CargoSphere, the leading, cloud-based global rate management solution and confidential Rate Mesh for the ocean and air transportation and logistics industries, today announces that Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), a leading supply chain management company, has adopted the CargoSphere rate technology platform to systematize rate and contract management and Rate Mesh networking. SCS's primary objective is to transform time-consuming, inefficient manual rate processing practices into one comprehensive, efficient rate system including connecting in real-time with global branch offices and agent partners.

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With the CargoSphere system, Supply Chain Solutions is achieving:

Ability to quickly search and compare ocean rates across all rate sources -- agent partner rates received over the CargoSphere Cloud-based Rate Mesh and their own carrier contracts

Improved customer response with all-in, professional quotations in minutes

Self-management of ocean carrier contracts, export and import, with CargoSphere's SUDS (smart upload and diagnostic solution)

A rate database of past, present and future rates including surcharges and GRIs

The next phase of SCS's CargoSphere implementation will include: Tariff management -- self-filing of FMC tariffs all in one system for greater cost savings and processing ease; EDI-integration with SCS's ERP software system and adoption of the CargoSphere Air and Land Modules.

Prior to CargoSphere, it could take 2-3 days before SCS received rate information via email from agent partners. Customer quotations were sent out after several days vs. within minutes as they are now using CargoSphere. Cloud-based, online rate technology is real-time, 24/7/365 access to rate data and partners located throughout the world.

"We are now sending customer quotes faster and more effectively using timely, accurate freight rate data housed in one, easy-to-use, all-inclusive system. From a customer service point of view, CargoSphere has been a pleasure. They are responsive, professional and ready to assist where needed. That especially includes implementation and training which was fast and extremely useful," said Melissa Hermenitt, international pricing and carrier development manager, Supply Chain Solutions.

"We are invested in developing long-term customer relationships and rate solutions. Supply Chain Solutions is a world-class company that will enhance our connected global user community. They clearly understand the acute need for a real-time, connected rate technology platform that extends reach, access to data and provides immediate visibility to that data for more effective and timely logistics management," said Neil Barni, president of CargoSphere.

Frank the Forwarder video explains how CargoSphere's contract and rate management and Rate Mesh solutions work. Learn more here -- video.

About Supply Chain Solutions

Founded in 2001, Supply Chain Solutions is a global supply chain management company that provides first-class transportation, logistics and technology solutions. The firm creates measurable business value and generates profits for its clients through assessment, design, implementation and management of end-to-end integrated supply chain solutions.

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About CargoSphere
Established in 1999, CargoSphere powers the industry's first cloud-based, confidential global rate solution and Rate Mesh Network. CargoSphere is enabling a paradigm shift from outsourced contract management to self-management through innovative technology like SUDS (Smart Upload and Diagnostic Solution). SUDS intelligently reads static carrier-rate files directly into the CargoSphere cloud database. It significantly reduces the complexity and time-consuming task of managing freight rate contracts.