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Surge Transportation is a third-party logistics provider that focuses on domestic full-truckload, van, and refrigerated transportation. The company specializes in providing Fortune 500 shippers with high loads during peak season, promotions, events, overflow, gaps, and spikes. Surge Transportation partners with customers by filling gaps in their routing guide while also delivering value to carriers by offering flexible credit and payment terms, consistent business, and complete transparency.
Surge Transportation acts as a link between the shippers and the carriers/fleet operators. They help large shippers with excess carrier capacity at short notice. The company had an existing system to track, monitor, and assign loads. However, the quotation, pricing, and shipment scheduling operations were not automated.
The manual approach to pricing, quotations, and execution of shipments involved agents relying on calls, emails, and paper trails. These processes had a high turnaround time which affected the company’s ability to capitalize on the available business opportunities and revenue. Also, with the increase in customers, Surge Transportation had to scale its human resources linearly, which affected its bottom line. Onboarding new customers also increased the variables involved in pricing, making it increasingly arduous to handle in a manual system.
Being a forward-thinking company, Surge Transportation strategized the need to reimagine its core business operations to enable agility, speed, accuracy, and efficiency. Thus it decided to deploy an automated pricing application. To achieve this and streamline its operations, the company needed a competitive system that would instantly compute the price for a load accurately. Additionally, for an enhanced user experience (UX), they wanted an API interface to automate information exchange with carrier/freight clients, thus improving their overall customer experience.
Through multiple interactions, Trigent engaged with Surge Transportation to identify its existing challenges. The first course of action was to implement a system that eliminated latency and reduced the turnaround time for quotes generation. An automated pricing application was developed with a user-friendly interface.
The new solution enabled it to place quotes instantly and handle all complexities of the pricing mechanism with accuracy. This digital transformation helped in easy onboarding and integration of new clients. Automation enhanced productivity and ensured better resource utilization.
The advanced Cloud Application solution, custom-designed by Trigent, addressed the core needs of the logistics organization. The solution:
Adopting the right approach, coupled with the advanced Cloud, microservices, and API architecture, allowed Trigent to create a comprehensive framework for Surge Transportation to drive seamless integration with the new customer systems. Automation infused speed, agility, efficiency, and accuracy to the company’s existing system, driving revenue and profit margins.
Automation has innovated the way Surge Transportation handles its business today. By migrating from its manual practices leveraging the automated pricing application, the organization was able to:
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Automation has evolved from streamlining repetitive manual tasks to completing processes from end to end instantly, enhancing productivity and accuracy. This allows for quicker turnarounds, better customer experience, and faster price analysis that drives revenue. Surge Transportation banked on Trigent's experience and expertise to automate its complex and discrete pricing mechanism. With Trigent's custom-designed solution, the company increased its revenue by 40%, improved profit by 25%, and increased its customer base by 20%.