PRESS RELEASE | January 10, 2019
New user-friendly platform improves transparency and data tracking to optimize freight spend
RIVERVIEW, Florida – January 8, 2019 — BlueGrace Logistics, a nationwide third-party logistics (3PL) provider, today announced a new release of its BlueShip® Transportation Management System (TMS) software. The new 4.0 version of BlueShip adds new features, improves performance, and offers a mobile-friendly layout with greater ease of use. This proprietary technology is designed to put the power of easy supply chain management and optimization in the hands of supply chain executives at mid-market companies across the United States.
BlueShip 4.0 offers new tools for strong reliability and quick performance. These new tools include the newly integrated LTL Volume solution. This new functionality allows users the ability to see real-time capacity and spot rates for their volume shipments. Customers will be especially impressed with the new user experience, which is completely modernized and has integrated, predictive search, giving them a single source tool for quoting, tracking, addressing, and product listing.
“We did more than redesign our BlueShip product, we re-engineered it.” says Guy Savoie, Senior Director of Software Development, BlueGrace Logistics. “With constant feedback from our userbase, including customers, partners and employees, our IT team built a truly new platform that increases usability, speeds integration, and utilizes a new interface that better represents the tools BlueGrace offers to help simplify supply chains.”
The new version of TMS software introduces a mobile-friendly home page with one-click options for quoting, booking, and duplicating shipments. Enhancements to customer address books and product catalogs make the entire process of creating new shipments simple and swift. Integrated ZIP code data ensures accuracy for both origin and destination location inputs. An entirely re-imagined shipment management page displays pending and delivered loads plus increased tracking details in a user-friendly, more visual format.
“When we came on board with BlueGrace years ago, we utilized their BlueShip application to better manage our freight.” says Terry Rosky, VP of Business Development at Knichel Logistics. “With the new BlueShip 4.0 we are able to increase our productivity while capturing the data we need to better understand our freight spend.”
The BlueGrace Logistics’ core technology platform enables customers to proactively identify opportunities to alleviate costs and optimize their supply chains. BlueShip 4.0 is entirely cloud-based, integration friendly and fully scalable with many enhanced natural benefits of its new user-centric interface. The BlueShip platform gathers pricing data from hundreds of LTL trucking partners nationwide. Customers also receive access to the company’s expert Information Technology department and a full suite of web services and API’s. For more information, please visit 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 nearly 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.