Proprietary platform and data mining tool streamlines the search process and aggregates capacity that is missed by most load boards
BlueGrace Logistics, one of the nation’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), is making it easier to find the right truck for the right load with the rollout of its own Carrier File inside BlueShip TMS, providing the company with a new proprietary data mining platform that filters though data collected on hundreds of thousands of carrier records to find the best transportation options for every shipment.
BlueGrace Logistics new carrier tool provides a platform that stores years’ worth of both internal and external data, which streamlines the carrier search process to help identify and select the best truck. This upgrade to BlueShip is the latest in the BlueGrace arsenal of business analytics tools that have established the company as the freight experts who manage their customers’ freight function efficiently and cost-effectively.
Mark Ford, Chief Operating Officer, Carrier Sales at BlueGrace Logistics, helped develop this service, which contains over 500,000 carrier files and includes verified real time data from various sources for the most accurate qualification and compliance information. As a result, BlueShip now includes a treasure trove of proprietary data on over 30,000 carriers with long-time BlueGrace relationships. The data includes valuable historical profiles, giving BlueGrace experts deep insights into carrier preferences and performance while giving shippers confidence and peace of mind that their shipments will arrive when and where they are needed.
“BlueGrace Logistics believes superior data makes the shipping process better for everyone, so we developed our own proprietary platform to create value for our customers and increase productivity of our carrier sales staff. We’ve been using a combination of off the shelf platforms to perform these tasks up until this point. Reducing our reliance on third party systems will save time and boost profitability for the more than 10,000 customers we serve,” said Ford.
Ford continued, “As a logistics service provider, you need to provide customers capacity that they don’t have access to on their own, otherwise you aren’t providing a real value. Most brokers are fishing from the same pond. We’ve invested a lot of money in resources uncovering capacity that doesn’t exist on external load boards. Now we have a more efficient way of utilizing this data.”
With the new Carrier File now embedded in BlueShip, the BlueGrace Logistics core technology platform, employees can proactively identify opportunities to alleviate costs and optimize their customers’ supply chains. BlueShip is entirely cloud-based, integration friendly, fully scalable and also gathers pricing data from hundreds of LTL trucking partners nationwide to provide a full suite of modal options for the customers they serve. Customers also receive access to a full suite of web services and custom business intelligence reporting. For more information about BlueGrace Logistics and their services, please visit www.mybluegrace.com/technology.
About BlueGrace Logistics
Founded in 2009, BlueGrace Logistics is one of the largest third-party logistics (3PL) providers in the United States. With over 500 employees and working with over 10,000 customers to provide successful shipping solutions, the company has achieved explosive growth in its 10-year operating history. Backed by a $255 million investment by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, the company operates 12 locations nationwide, and its headquarters are in the sunny Tampa Bay area of Florida. Please visit www.mybluegrace.com for more information, or check out BlueGrace Logistics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.