Surviving Hurricane Harvey with Neurored

Promises Kept, Assets Protected – Ocean Track & Trace Averts Hurricane Harvey Crisis

Trillions of dollars worth of goods traverse the world overseas annually.  And most days, we really don’t give it a second thought. From the standardization of containerized shipping to massive tanker vessels, transformative innovations that are mere decades old, have opened tremendous economic opportunities worldwide.  Consumers have greater access to a wider array of products, while businesses have more options available to them for sourcing as well as delivering materials, components, and products.

This standardization empowered the logistics industry to further diversify its service offerings, where companies can choose to own their own transportation equipment (1PL), hire a dedicated transportation provider (2PL), or to outsource their entire logistics operation to one or more logistics providers (3PL/4PL/5PL).

So why hasn’t there been more innovation when it comes to the operations and communications of the logistics industry?

This series will examine The Top 5 Fears that keep logistics executives and their customers up at night.

And along the way, we will explore real-world examples of manufacturers, wholesale traders, and logistics providers, who are making tremendous strides in transformation they way global trade is managed.

Let’s explore Fear #5 together right now.

Imagine being responsible for some portion of those trillions of dollars worth of goods fading out of view, over the horizon.

What dangers lie over that horizon?

Fortunately, most days offer calm seas!

But that’s not always the case.  In fact, many of the world’s largest ports lie in high-risk zones for natural disasters.

And the most fearsome enemy of logistics on the high seas is, of course, a high powered hurricane.

Imagine having millions of dollars worth of goods and equipment out of view, in the path of potential disaster…

If you think that’s unsettling for logistics providers, just imagine the concern and fear of the customers that own those goods on board?!?

Companies in Houston, TX faced this doomsday scenario head on this year as Hurricane Harvey barreled into town…and stuck around for 5 days!

But while most companies generally lack visibility into the actual location and progress of their ocean shipments, one Houston, TX Importer was thoroughly prepared.

Houston Cement Company, an importer of bulk Cement material, recently implemented the Neurored Global Trade App, a secure, the leading cloud-based Supply Chain and Transportation Management on the Force.com Appexchange.

“The Global Track and Trace feature of Neurored stood out to us right from the start.  Optimizing our shipping lanes, loading and unloading schedules helps us operate efficiently and deliver exactly when our customers need us to.”

“Usually when a hurricane like Harvey comes bearing down on us, we get tons of phone calls and emails from our customers, our sales team and event management, all wanting the most up to date shipment statuses we can possibly offer.  With Neurored’s Ocean Track & Trace, we can now eliminate most of those communications, by providing self serve track & trace on demand.”

Averting the disaster and ensuring timely communication status with partners and customers is key, but that’s not the end of disaster avoidance.

“Neurored’s Shipment CPQ (Configure Price Quote) engine allows my team to anticipate additional Laycan fees we will incur, and adjust our forecasts and discharge schedules proactively, minimizing impact to our customers, as well as to our bottom line”.

Visibility is the key to optimizing any business’s operations, internally.  But providing visibility externally to partners and customers provides an entirely new level of positive impact. 

Want a disaster-free supply chain? Contact us for a demo now! 

TMS SOLUTIONS
CPQ. SCHEDULING. BOOKING.
    ● Freight Rates Management
    ● Freight Routing
    ● Scheduling and Booking
    ● Guided Selling Process
    ● Automated Quoting
SCM SOLUTIONS

WAREHOUSING (WMS) SOLUTION

    ● Goods Receipt and Issue
    ● Graphical Floor Control
    ● QR Code Tagging & Scanning
 

TRACKING SOLUTIONS

    ● Mobile App For Drivers
    ● AIS Satellite & IoT Tracking
    ● Container/ Cargo Tracking
    ● QR Code Tracking
    ● IoT Condition Monitoring
 

SUPPLY CHAIN CONTROL TOWER

    ● Inventory Planning & Tracking
    ● Shipments Control Tower
    ● Advanced Einstein Analytics
 

TRANSPORT OPTIMIZATION

    ● Advanced Route Optimization
    ● Advanced Loading Optimization
    ● Capacity and Scheduling Planning
 

SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS AND PLANNING

    ● Real-time Reports & Analytics
    ● Advanced Einstein Analytics
    ● Business Outcome Prediction
 

DOCUMENT MGMT. & BILLING

    ● ICR Document Recognition
    ● Native Billing Solution
    ● Customized Invoicing
    ● Integrated Accounting Solution
 
BRANDED COMMUNITY PORTALS
    ● Reverse Auction & E-Sourcing
    ● Supplier Rates Maintenance
    ● Self-service Quotations
    ● Community Analytics
SUCCESS STORY

EUROPARTNERS SET TO DOUBLE GLOBAL FOOTPRINT WITH NEURORED

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INDUSTRIES
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    ● Shipping Lines
    ● Truck and Haulage
    ● Commercial Railways
    ● Cargo Airlines
 

3PL - FREIGHT FORWARDERS AND NVOCC

    ● Ocean Transport
    ● Air Transport
    ● Road Transport
    ● Rail Transport
    ● Multimodal Transport
    ● Warehouse Management
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COMMODITY AND INDUSTRIAL TRADERS

Neurored-Industries- Commodity and Industrial Traders
    ● Fiber & Food Grains
    ● Enery, Oil & Gas
    ● Forest Products
    ● Chemicals & Fertilizers
    ● Livestock & Meat
    ● Metals & Minerals
 

GLOBAL IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS

    ● Automobiles & Transport
    ● Construction Equipment
    ● Consumer Packaged Goods
    ● Consumer Electronics
    ● Fashion & Retail
    ● Pharma & Healthcare
Neurored-Industries- Global Importers and Exporters
 

CARGO PORTS AND TERMINALS

Neurored-Industries- Cargo Ports and Terminals
    ● Sea Ports
    ● Inland Ports
    ● Cargo Terminals
    ● Rail Terminals
    ● Cargo Airports
    ● Dry Ports (Multi-modal)

SUCCESS STORY

EUROPARTNERS SET TO DOUBLE GLOBAL FOOTPRINT IN 2020

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PRODUCT NEWS

SALESFORCE ENHANCES SHIPPER EXPERIENCE WITH NEURORED

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Watch our quirky infomercial in collaboration with Salesforce to know how our solution helps Commodity Traders, 3PLs, and Global Shippers transform operations.
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INDUSTRY NEWS

DREAMFORCE HIGHLIGHTS FOR GLOBAL TRADE & LOGISTICS

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Being one of the world’s largest tech conferences, Dreamforce never fails to create a buzz in the industry. Spread across San Francisco's Moscone Center with 2,700+ breakout...READ MORE

RECENT NEWS

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