Transplace announced it will provide real-time visibility as a standard feature, without any extra transaction or integration fee, for its managed transportation services and Transportation Management System (TMS) customers.
Customers will now be able to view a large percentage of their freight with greater efficiency and coverage at a lesser overall cost, according to Transplace.
Integration of Descartes MacroPoint into Transplace’s TMS and managed services solutions will allow it to seamlessly deliver consistent and reliable real-time shipment tracking.
Transplace will first roll out the solution for truckload shipments in the U.S. and Canada by January 2020. It will expand the offering to Mexico and other geographies, as well as other modes, in the future.
"By making real-time visibility a core component of the Transplace Technology Platform, Transplace is providing an enterprise-level, real-time control tower capability within reach for shippers of all sizes and scale," explained Frank McGuigan, Transplace CEO, in the announcement.
This real-time visibility integration extends Transplace’s efforts to apply machine learning and data science to help shippers take a more predictive and proactive approach to supply chain management, according to the company. Real-time visibility combined with Transplace’s existing predictive risk analytics will help Transplace and its customers more proactively manage potential supply chain disruptions.