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By using Logward’s Allocation Management, shippers and BCOs reduce rolled shipments by up to 70%, ensure 100% visibility over their volume forecasts and of which P/O’s might be affected by capacity shortages.
Several BCOs shipping upwards of 5,000 TEU per year around the world based on carrier-direct contracts and NVO agreements, involving different booking entities (Business Units and Freight Forwarders).
BCOs and Shippers are hit by a chaotic ocean freight market situation; capacity shortages, blank sailings, port congestions, and delays lead to a lack of transparency about which Purchase Order and which shipment will be shipped when. Relations to service providers suffer when discussing contract compliance.
Setup an Allocation Management Control Tower. It considers all ocean and air schedules worldwide, all service strings, and port rotations. Next, it consumes the tendered allocation and lastly incoming (daily) purchase orders. Based on this information, and based on an optional prioritization and a rolling forecast (which will be shared with carriers), Logward’s Allocation Management tells booking agents (e.g. Freight Forwarders) how and where to place bookings. It shows alternatives for identified bottlenecks (on P/O-level) and may evaluate BCO’s own performance and contract compliance as well as that of chosen partners.
Shippers achieved 70% less rolled shipping using Logward's Allocation Management setup and the features of the Procurement Cloud. This was possible by identifying the best options for placing bookings, predicting potential bottlenecks, and analysing performance.