PLEASANTON, Calif., — June 17, 2020 – Blume Global, a leader in global logistics and digital supply chain solutions, today announced the company has been selected as a recipient of an SDCE 100 Award for 2020 by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. This award recognizes Blume Global’s work with global freight logistics provider OL USA to design and implement OL MOVE, a comprehensive dashboard providing end-to-end visibility and increased business efficiency for OL USA customers.
“We partnered with Blume to create a platform that delivers greater efficiencies, control, and true visibility for our customers. We see it as a milestone project and anticipate the benefits to be significant now and for years to come,” Alan Baer, President of OL USA.
“The Blume Global digital platform enables innovation at a global scale as supply chains recognize the value that digitization provides” said Pervinder Johar, CEO, Blume Global. “The platform orchestrates many different customer specific flows and OL Move is a perfect example of one such innovation. OL USA has been a great customer to co-innovate with and we value our partnership.”
“Innovation is essential in driving the supply chain industry forward, and thanks to these valuable partnerships, companies of all sizes are able to achieve success in projects that matter,” Marina Mayer, editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
The SDCE 100 spotlights successful and innovative projects that deliver bottom-line value to enterprises across the range of supply chain functions, helping customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success. This is true of Blume Global’s project with OL USA, which created a new single, clear, efficient platform to empower customers to be more proactive in mitigating shipping disruptions and making critical supply chain decisions.
About Blume Global
From the world’s largest global retailers, manufacturers and consumer products companies to the smallest owner-operator drayage trucking companies, success depends on end-to-end visibility and orchestration of global supply chain networks. Every move. Every mode. Every mile. With its AI-enabled, data-driven digital platform and solutions for real-time visibility, logistics execution, asset management, optimization and financial audit & settlement, Blume Global leverages 25 years of data insights, its globally connected network, and advanced technologies to help enterprises be more agile and responsive, improve service delivery and reduce costs. Learn more at blumeglobal.com.
Kansas City and New York, United States, 02 June 2020. Catapult, an Accelya Group Company, announced today that OL USA, has selected Catapult’s multi-modal QMS™ rates platform and digital forwarder solutions, along with Catapult’s market leading contract management services in a multi-year agreement. OL USA now offer individualized solutions to their customers in a branded customer facing platform, and state of the art quoting capabilities to their sales team using Catapult solutions.
“We have invested heavily in technology that gives shippers more visibility and control over their business, offering immediate and easily accessible rate quotes is a key aspect to a comprehensive end-to-end solution,” said Carrie Dollear, Pricing Director of OL USA. “QMS white label was a great fit, OL USA develops individualized solutions for our clients, and by using Catapult’s customer facing platform, our ability has been enhanced in both scope and speed. The quote module is by far the quickest I have seen. QMS is not only a rate database provider, they also provide the analytics needed from a pricing and procurement standpoint to optimize contract negotiations.”
Speaking about the recent implementation she added “Everyone at Catapult has been very helpful. They have a very knowledgeable staff and really take the time to make sure that any questions are answered. The implementation process was streamlined and very organized.”
Virgil Ferreira CEO of Catapult, an Accelya Group Company, said “we’re proud to welcome OL USA to the Catapult family, it has been a pleasure making their customer-first vision of an online solution a reality, the feedback has been really positive. It’s great to see OL USA using our technology as a new way to provide exceptional service to their clients”
Catapult – an Accelya Group Company – provides technology-enabled solutions for freight forwarders, shippers, and carriers worldwide. Managing over 1 billion cargo rates at over a 99% accuracy rate, Catapult combines air, ocean and ground rate contracts into one simple cloud-based system, enabling operations and sales departments to get their best carrier rate from point A to point B and realize dramatic efficiency improvements. Our QMS 5.0 software focuses on a flexible, fast and accurate quoting experience in the most feature-rich rate management platform in the market. For more information, please visit www.gocatapult.com
OL USA is one of the fastest-growing bonded NVOCCs in the world and has service contracts with the highest-rated ocean carriers. Through our integrated network of agents across the globe, we have a presence in all of the major trade and business centers. Working with importers, exporters, and freight forwarders, we are able to move their goods and provide door-to-door service worldwide. OL USA offers our clients a single-source experience from beginning to end, along with the technology to handle today’s globalized market. Learn more at ol-usa.com
PLEASANTON, Calif., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Blume Global, a leader in global logistics and digital supply chain solutions, today announced that OL USA, a non-asset based logistics provider for global freight, has launched OL MOVE, a comprehensive platform designed by Blume Global to deliver end-to-end visibility and increased business efficiency.
OL USA — as part of the Oceanwide Logistics Global Network — provides customers total door-to-door intermodal transportation and logistics across ocean, air, rail, and road. With agents in over 140 countries throughout the world, the company’s continued expansion called for the development of a custom-tailored portal. OL MOVE provides customers of all sizes continuous, granular status visibility, and customizable data analytics and reports, which are used to increase efficiency and make critical supply chain decisions.
As a leading developer of supply chain software solutions with an extensive intermodal network and more than 25 years of data insight, Blume Global was selected to design and implement a robust, transparent, evolving platform that leverages all customer data, consolidated on one intuitive portal.
With Blume Visibility, OL MOVE offers access to more detailed reports and consolidated logins for better visibility to customer data. For example, Blume Visibility provides advanced filtering options of over 20 criteria and the ability to run a report with up to 100 characteristics for one shipment – in 22 languages.
“We partnered with Blume to create a customer platform that is powerful enough to deliver true end-to-end visibility, alerts, and deep analytics critical to maximizing business efficiency,” said Alan Baer, President of OL USA. “In this unpredictable time, OL MOVE has functioned exactly as expected – a testament to Blume’s robust development and value as a reliable partner. The clear “First Mile/Last Mile” detail and shipment mapping have been key advantages as we work with customers to dynamically reroute and control cargo. We look forward to working together and growing our partnership.”
Since implementing Blume Visibility and leveraging Blume Accelerate, Blume Global’s implementation program, OL USA’s customers have gained the benefits of having a single, clear efficient platform and increased visibility. OL USA has received additional benefits since partnering with Blume, including increased functionalities to add a wider base of customers and eliminating manual data entry and offering automated shipment creation and tracking.
“The success and growth of our customers like OL USA is our top priority,” said Pervinder Johar, CEO, Blume Global. “Blume Visibility is providing companies with end-to-end shipment visibility, dynamically predicting ETAs and flagging exceptions. As the industry navigates the impact of COVID-19, our customers can be more proactive in the resolution of shipment disruptions, both planned and unplanned.”
Blume Visibility is one of several solutions within the Blume Universe. Blume Visibility shines a light on typically hidden areas in the supply chain, and provides clear visibility across every move, mode and mile — enabling every node to be a decision point through trading partner orchestration and data-driven recommendations.
With unparalleled network visibility and intelligent execution, Blume Visibility improves supply chain performance, resilience, agility, and responsiveness. End-to-end visibility enables organizations to flag exceptions and address changes in real-time and proactively resolve disruption
About Blume Global From the world’s largest global retailers, manufacturers and consumer products companies to the smallest owner-operator drayage trucking companies, success depends on end-to-end visibility and orchestration of global supply chain networks. Every move. Every mode. Every mile. With its AI-enabled, data-driven digital platform and solutions for real-time visibility, logistics execution, asset management, optimization and financial audit & settlement, Blume Global leverages 25 years of data insights, its globally connected network, and advanced technologies to help enterprises be more agile and responsive, improve service delivery and reduce costs. Learn more at blumeglobal.com.
About OL USA OL USA provides superior global logistics solutions every day, every minute. They offer clients an optimal combination of industry relationships, leading supply chain technology, and exceptional customer service through creative, individualized logistics solutions. OL USA offers clients a single-source experience from beginning to end, along with the technology to handle today’s globalized market. Learn more at https://www.ol-usa.com/