Ryder System (NYSE: R) is leveraging the cloud-based technology provider Turvo to launch an integrated digital platform to connect disparate pieces of the supply chain.
RyderShare integrates data from multiple transportation and warehouse management systems into a single platform that allows all parties involved in a supply chain to easily see potential problems and inefficiencies and take real-time action to course correct, Ryder said.
“We can solve in minutes what previously took hours, days and weeks to course-correct,” Steve Sensing, president of global supply chain solutions for Ryder, said. “Now, more than ever, there is a greater sense of urgency for real-time visibility in the supply chain and the tools that enable all parties involved to work together to ensure the on-time delivery of the goods we rely on every day. RyderShare delivers these capabilities, as well as the analytics and insights to optimize networks – all delivered by logistics professionals with the experience to make meaningful changes.”
Ryder said the platform is in the early stages of roll-out, with 18 customers and 90 customer locations presently on the platform, but even these early adopters are seeing increased productivity gains of up to 50%, the company said.
According to Ryder, users have also reported 35% labor efficiency savings, leading to more efficient planning for dock labor, an increase in on-time performance for one customer from 95% to 99%, and increased revenue through real-time proof of delivery document transfers.
Turvo said its solution “digitally transforms the order-to-cash workflow and integrates data from multiple transportation management and warehouse management systems into a single pane of glass for seamless execution and end-to-end visibility.”
“Turvo is proud to partner with Ryder to deliver technology that unlocks massive benefits for every stakeholder across the entire supply chain network with complete visibility and collaboration in real-time,” said Scott Lang, chairman and CEO of Turvo, Inc. “Turvo’s multi-enterprise cloud experience will enable Ryder and its customers, as well as all other parties in its customers’ supply chains, to share and collaborate like never before.”
The company added that it “aggregates the entire supply chain into a single source of the truth for faster speed to market, better customer service, and increased profitability—all while maximizing the ROI of existing tech stacks and automating processes.”
RyderShare also comes with analytics and business intelligence tools and content from consulting firm FTR.
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