Transped story in short:
- Managing intermodal transports is a daunting task
- A lot of copy & pasting of order information
- Fast implementation by intermodal experts
- Autonomous intermodal planning is the goal
- Receive bookings and intermodal legs will be created automatically
- Single point of entry to the market
“It will be the start of autonomous intermodal planning. We will receive bookings and intermodal legs will be created automatically. With standard integrations we can communicate seamlessly with dozens of operators.”
Transped Group was founded in 1983 and is a specialist in European transports. With 240 craneable intermodal trailers for intermodal freight the company manages over 10,000 intermodal transports annually.
Managing their complex intermodal transports is a daunting task. Transped is sending intermodal orders to many European operators and ferry companies manually. This means a lot of copy & pasting of order information. Also, managing delays and re-bookings results in a lot of manual work. Communicating about the bookings is time consuming and progress has to be checked manually by scraping websites.
Luckily, Transped got in touch with our intermodal specialist Michael Bott. CFO Matthias Wabscheg said about the selection and implementation: “During the conversations it became soon clear that the Intermodal Transport Management solution could save a lot of time. We handled everything around the intermodal transports manually. We are currently in the implementation phase, which is proceeding quickly. Rail-Flow definitely keeps its promise of a fast implementation. What I really like about Rail-Flow is that they understand the intermodal business and we really talk with intermodal experts. The majority of their team have a track record within the industry.”
In the coming months the Intermodal Transport Management solution will be integrated with Transped’s IT landscape. Matthias is convinced that the real magic will happen after that: “It will be the start of autonomous intermodal planning. We will receive bookings and intermodal legs will be created automatically. This system acts as a single point of entry to the market. With standard integrations we can communicate seamlessly with dozens of operators. We will have all bookings and transports in one dashboard. Less manual work results in more time for high quality services. I expect the system to calculate different routes, give real-time status updates and most importantly help us to manage non-conformities pro-actively.”