Transportation planning in complex supply chain ecosystems has become more intricate than ever before. Transportation planning and execution involves extensive coordination with multiple channels such as plants, distribution centers, warehouses, third party logistics providers, customers, suppliers etc. This involves thousands of transactions executing simultaneously at quick pace. The complexity and pace of these events leads to loss of efficiency and creates and opportunity pool through leveraging constructs like pooling, consolidation, routing and backhauling while ensuring appropriate carrier selection, contract compliance and high service levels. This creates the need for seamless end-to-end execution through a "Control Tower" approach so that opportunities can be identified on the fly and capitalized. A Managed Transport Service essentially involves developing a single point partner who takes responsibility for all transport planning and execution within the business and delivers this service at an agreed level of efficiency and saving. This brings in control, transparency, flexibility and efficiency in the transport planning and management which is must for any organization today to stay competitive.
ThinkLink is your strategic partner that adds value through collaboration with key stakeholders and with extensive know-how of transportation ecosystem in India. We believe in creating enablers with strong DSS to facilitate and ensure better strategic, tactical and operational decisions every year, every week and every day. Managed transport services essentially involve setting up transport control tower and tightly integrating it with order management system, vehicle database of dedicated fleet and fleet management of third party transportation provider. ThinkLink follows a centralized approach and is capable of planning, optimizing and executing outputs based on different aspects and KPIs. We, as a partner, offer to own risks from our clients while offering the significant cost benefits leading to big win. We have extensive understanding and knowledge in Indian transportation and supply chain industry and are capable of working with our clients to build a long term strategic partnership while ensuring ongoing value addition. MTS model is capable of bringing in efficiencies in captive transportation planning as well as intercompany transportation planning. MTS allows organizations to focus on their core competencies and outsource transportation planning and delivery management.
Additional benefits that MTS would offer are:
- Low transportation cost while ensuring superior service levels.
- Reduced upfront cost of purchasing hardware, software and infrastructure.
- Higher Visibility and Collaboration
- Allows for optimization to create best mix of "dedicated" vs. spot-hire
- Higher Asset utilization, predictable ROI for investors in assets
- Improved integration of primary and secondary transport
- A Managed Freight Exchange Program with adequate Program Management
- Continuous process improvement and optimization reducing overall costs further