Richard White, Founder and CEO
Logistics process management has always been a complex task, but with time, it has become even more laborious. Almost every business, irrespective of the field of activity, needs the sale and purchase of materials, goods and others that need to be transported to a specific place. The rising growth curve for ecommerce coupled with the ever escalating pressure from consumers pushes companies to adopt new strategies and solutions for transport management. From reducing transportation costs and accurately documenting shipment information to ensuring that deliveries are compliant with laws and regulations of their destinations, companies need experts in logistics and transport management to streamline their operations and dodge the innumerable hurdles in the path of efficient logistics. Established 25 years ago, WiseTech Global was incepted with a core mission to help companies all across the world transform their supply chain management. Today, supported through more than 50 offices worldwide, the company provides its solutions to over 17,000 logistics organizations across 160 countries.
WiseTech replaces ageing, legacy, proprietary and domestic systems with efficient, highly automated and integrated solutions with global capabilities. Bringing continual improvements to the world’s supply chains, the company’s breakthrough software solutions empower customers with enhanced productivity, extensive functionality, comprehensive integration, deep compliance capabilities, and a truly global reach. “We favour principles over policy, open and frank communication over secrecy, agreement over control, results over busywork,” says Richard White, Founder and CEO of WiseTech Global.
This ideology centred on ease of access, flexibility, and transparency is reflected in the company’s extensive Cargowise solution set.
WiseTech’s Cargowise solution suite centralizes logistics operations on a single global database to ensure business continuity, scalability, and security. CargoWise gives companies global network visibility and easy access to the shipment data they need, without having to work outside the platform. And with everyone working from the same database, information that is entered at the origin station becomes immediately available to the destination as well.
CargoWise allows for powerful integration that gives clients a greater connectivity and control to improve supply chain operations. Qualified data is instantly accessible throughout your operations, reducing errors and labor-intense workflows. The solution’s freight forwarding capabilities, for example, automate and optimize forwarding operations—from capacity planning and rate management to vessel booking and last-mile trucking. Users can access their shipment details from one system, including origin and destination, intermediate vessel and flight requirements, brokerage, invoicing and cost management. With automated workflows, companies can create schedules and alerts to notify customers when shipment milestones are achieved.
CargoWise’s deep visibility, real-time data accessibility and global transparency have enabled DHL Global Forwarding to deliver consistent, quality service for their customers across the globe.
Since implementing CargoWise as their core transport management system (TMS), initially rolling out across ocean freight, DHL Global Forwarding have seen increased productivity, and improved integration, automation and communication across their global network. “We realized that we don’t have to do everything ourselves, by ourselves, so we looked for the best technical solution out there,” says Tim Scharwath, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight. Recognizing that implementing a new TMS globally is a significant change for the business, DHL Global Forwarding chose a gradual, phased approach to the CargoWise roll-out to allow the organization to adapt to the changes. CargoWise also helped DHL develop a modern system and a new modern digital architecture to support the new IT roadmap.
WiseTech is evolving rapidly despite the current global scenarios. The company aims to expand into more products, deeper functionality, more geographies and adjacencies, driving long-term growth and a strong market position with each new innovation and acquisition.