According to the American Shipper, companies like Amber Road, CargoSmart, INTTRA, JDA, and Leanlogistics are providing leading global transportation management platforms to companies in the global transportation industry. These companies serve members of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), which is made up of 200 of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies with $1.5 trillion in annual sales, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers in the United States and abroad.
Improving Capacity & Security
The most challenging issues faced by the global transportation management industry are dealing with the rapidly increasing flow of products that run up against capacity constraints. The flow of goods is expected to double over 2010 levels by 2020 according to data provided by the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Many leading European and US seaports, for example, are already run at or near full capacity. Compounding this is a vast array of security issues raised by increasingly capable and sophisticated international crime syndicates.
Companies Linking Up with Global Players
Global Transportation Management, LLC (GTM) from Detroit, USA, is a typical player in global transportation, providing domestic and international freight and domestic services on land, ocean, and in the air. GTM provides trucking, warehousing, crating and packaging, project cargo, and customs brokerage.
To provide these services, GTM is C-TPAT certified and a member of the Elite Global Logistics Network (EGLN) which has a global presence of over 200 members and a staff of 20,000, in 100 countries. EGLN revenues are more than $4 billion, and its expert handling of international shipments helps GTM handle the most demanding shipping worldwide.
The following video, “Introducing Oracle Transportation and Global Trade Management Cloud,” explains how these new global transportation management systems work.