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Digitalization is transforming logistics and supply chains across industries

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Alpega’s solutions were designed in collaboration with shippers and carriers to address industry-specific challenges across a range of sectors. Regardless of your organization’s digital maturity or complexity of logistics processes, we have a true cloud-based solution for you.

Automotive

Automotive

Automotive supply chains typically involve hundreds of partners, suppliers, plants and factories across the globe that need to work together. With thousands of parts which need to be orchestrated simultaneously and other industry aspects such as JIT/JIS logistics concepts, complex reusable transport packaging cycles, and CO2 regulations…you’re looking at a sizable challenge. And Industry 4.0 is only accelerating the pace of disruption.

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Challenges:

Automotive supply chains are notoriously complex

Managing them - which requires multitudes of partners, suppliers, plants and factories working together - doesn't have to be.

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Alpega's Solution

Optimize automotive networks with transportation planning. Leverage a cloud-based TMS to digitalize the supply chain; Monitor and plan reusable transport packaging movements and stock levels.

Managing international supplier networks to meet customer demands

Keeping up with increased volumes, supply shortages, product recalls, and demand volatility requires collaboration with trading partners and visibility across the global supply chain.

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Alpega's Solution

A collaborative cloud-based TMS platform to easily integrate suppliers, customers, carriers and partners globally, and improve customer service levels; increase capacity through strategic procurement.

End-to-end visibility of pickups, shortages, supplier reliability and more

With many partners and thousands of parts, knowing where things are and when is critical.

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Alpega's Solution

Track and trace with shipment event notifications to maintain delivery schedules and manage exceptions; dock appointment scheduling for pickup/delivery; and comprehensive reporting and monitoring of carrier performance.

Agriculture

The agricultural sector juggles unique challenges such as changing volumes, tight margins, and climate-dependent transportation with the pressure to reduce costs. Unique demands for specialized transportation equipment means the industry is especially vulnerable to driver shortages and capacity limitations. Add silo logistics, partial vehicle emptying and delivery to remote locations, and you have further difficulties around visibility and documentation.

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Challenges:

Visibility across supply chains

Loading and unloading – from grain to fertilizer – frequently take place in difficult-to-access locations.

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Alpega's Solution

Get visibility from pickup to delivery with customized delay notifications and dynamic ETAs via live tracking; and utilize planning so that transportation resources are maximized.

Managing transportation costs to reduce freight spend

High material and labor costs, demand volatility, and commodity pricing volatility are areas harder to control costs.

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Alpega's Solution

Obtain actual freight spend costs with detailed views of accessorials and surcharges; and track carrier performance.

Specialized transportation carriers and compliance

The need for temperature control (think dairy and proteins) transportation or hazmat/special handling (think fertilizer and herbicides) is common in agriculture.

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Alpega's Solution

Procure the right carriers to match product requirements and equipment; time and schedule pickups & deliveries to avoid spoilage and meet customer service levels; and ensure compliant shipment execution and documentation.

Chemical

Chemical

Increasingly complex product and cleaning requirements, safety and compliance regulations, and mounting pressure to become more customer focused are just some of the challenges facing the chemical sector. Transportation of hazardous materials with strict regulations can make carrier sourcing and capacity problematic. As chemical companies look to increase margins, effectively managing freight costs is the first step to bringing freight spend under control.

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Challenges:

Managing accessorial costs in chemical logistics

All savings matter, especially in an industry with high production costs and expensive assets.

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Alpega's Solution

Automate freight audit and payment processes via detailed views of all accessorial costs and surcharges – including for hazmat logistics and regulatory paperwork, and other charges like cleaning after transportation of liquids or bulk goods.

Driving compliance and full supply chain visibility

Managing incidents, security and other legal compliance requirements, remains a constant challenge as chemical companies operate in an increasingly regulated environment.

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Alpega's Solution

Mitigate risks and ensure full visibility with live tracking throughout the shipping process to know precisely how products are handled, especially in hazmat logistics; and ensure safe and compliant shipment execution and documentation.

Automation for process savings and improved shipment execution

Manage bulk order capabilities including open orders, and improve transfer point appointment bookings processes.

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Alpega's Solution

Automate key processes from carrier selection to cost assessment. Tender loads with proper documentation to ensure compliance; track carrier performance to improve operational performance; and automate appointment scheduling with online 24/7 access.

Food & Beverage

Supply chain visibility, more stringent regulations and constant cost pressure are pervasive challenges to managing transportation in the food and beverage sector. Complex distribution networks with disparate systems and siloed decision-making impacts the process of getting product to the end-consumer. The need to streamline processes and build transparency throughout the supply chain is constant.

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Challenges:

The highly competitive marketplace’s impact on logistics

Demanding, ever changing customer expectations means increased order frequency and transportation costs.

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Alpega's Solution

Cloud-based TMS solutions that can scale up or down as your business requires; dynamic planning to optimize orders and loads; Analytics and data insights to evaluate carrier performance and cost-saving opportunities.

Procuring specialized transportation equipment

Specific transportation requirements can amplify capacity constraints.

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Alpega's Solution

Strategic freight procurement and spot bidding to maximize capacity utilization.

Visibility of shipments and perishable goods thru delivery

Any shipment delay could result in spoilage in grocery and supermarket logistics.

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Alpega's Solution

Real-time Live Vehicle Tracking with dynamic ETAs; and online 24/7 Dock Appointment Scheduling that takes into consideration specific product types to predict appointment durations.

High-Tech & Engineering

High-Tech & Engineering

High-tech supply chain ecosystems are highly complex and often global in scope. Managing the logistics of components through end-product is significantly challenging. Outside influences such as geopolitical landscapes and tariffs can present significant risk to supply chains. And reliance on supply and demand of commodities at fluctuating prices is a constant obstacle to controlling costs.

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Challenges:

Minimize costs and improve overall freight spend

Shipment optimization and smarter procurement of transportation providers across single and multi-mode.

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Alpega's Solution

Strategic freight procurement of your vetted carriers and RFQ processes; and tactical, dynamic and strategic transportation planning can help maximize resources and lower transportation costs.

Minimize risks that could impact production schedules

Highly complex tech supply chains require the ability to proactively manage exceptions and events that could significantly impact time to market.

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Alpega's Solution

Visibility to real-time information of components and shipments in transit, and access to delays, ETAs, and other data; and dynamic planning to respond to current demands or changes.

Build efficiencies across the supply chain and mitigate risks to accurate product delivery

With budgets going to R&D, the pressure is on logistics operations to be smarter about freight spend and shorten time-to-market.

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Alpega's Solution

Cloud-based TMS to streamline logistics processes and build collaboration and transparency across trading partners.

Logistics Providers

From digital transformation, to new market entrants and changing customer expectations, Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) need flexibility and visibility to constantly adapt to a rapidly evolving landscape. Tasked with meeting the transportation needs of shippers across all industries, LSPs require technology solutions to digitize internal processes and time-consuming day-to-day tasks in order to be competitive.

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Challenges:

Improve customer service levels

Respond to changes in customer landscape, and improve reliability of delivery performance.

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Alpega's Solution

Dynamic transportation planning and optimization to adjust shipments and routes on short notice.

Automate manual tasks

Identify technology solutions that will scale with the business, save time, and minimize errors.

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Alpega's Solution

Utilize strategic freight procurement and spot bidding instead of time spent in spreadsheets; and freight cost management to speed up invoicing cycles.

Real-time information of shipment events and milestones

Visibility to pickup/delivery times, ETAs and delays of shipments in route.

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Mining & Materials

Mining & Materials

With commodity products, there’s a need to protect margin wherever possible and differentiate on service levels. The combination of customized vehicles, containers, warehousing, and local and international distribution typically equates to labor-intensive transportation management.

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Challenges:

Improve human resource allocation and reduce freight spend

Reduce the time spent on manual tasks and routine processes.

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Alpega's Solution

Automate transportation processes to improve cost efficiencies and optimize resources.

Improve customer delivery performance

Need real-time awareness of in-transit shipments to manage exceptions to delivery/receipt of goods.

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Alpega's Solution

Real-time visibility to movements of goods to end-customer, and notification of exceptions throughout transit.

Minimize wait times and alleviate dock/yard congestion

Reduce carrier wait times and fees incurred to improve efficiency at the dock or yard.

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Alpega's Solution

Online dock appointment scheduling via a self-service portal for shippers and carriers.

Retail & Apparel

Price pressure and eroding margins, coupled with shorter product life cycles and increased competition are synonymous to Retail & Apparel. Tasked with delivering a seamless, omni-channel experience for customers, products need to be available on demand across multiple locations – impacting shippers and carriers. Cost containment and improved efficiency of distribution networks are crucial as changing trends and increasingly demanding consumers require retail logistics to be able to respond quickly.

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Challenges:

Visibility and tracking of time-sensitive goods thru end delivery

Ensuring timely delivery of promotional, seasonal, or items with limited availability.

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Alpega's Solution

Visibility to inbound/outbound orders at the item level; Real-time tracking and dynamic ETA of goods, inbound from suppliers, all the way to customer delivery; and advanced and dynamic planning to optimize load assignments between private/dedicated fleets and multimodal carriers.

Improve communication and collaboration across global supply chain networks

Keeping up with increased volumes, supply shortages, and demand volatility requires collaboration with trading partners to meet customer demands.

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Alpega's Solution

Collaborative cloud-based solutions to easily integrate suppliers, customers, carriers and partners globally to improve service levels; advanced analytics for actionable insights to optimize lean supply chains.

Ensure compliance and alleviate dock congestion to meet tight delivery windows

More frequent and smaller orders on tight deadlines require agility without sacrificing service levels.

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Alpega's Solution

Dock appointment scheduling, especially for inbound shipments, to reduce carrier wait times and improve efficiency at the dock or yard; Visibility to inbound/outbound orders at the item level; load tendering with proper shipment documentation to ensure compliance.

Paper & Packaging

Paper & Packaging

With reliance on raw materials prices, companies in the Paper & Packaging sector must find cost-cutting opportunities elsewhere across the business. High material and labor costs drive the need for improved resource allocation. Real-time supply chain flexibility is needed to meet demand volatility. And sustainability trends are putting pressure on paper and packaging manufacturers, from consumers to regulators, to reduce the environmental impacts of these materials.

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Challenges:

Understanding true freight costs to reduce overall spend

Obtain detailed knowledge of transportation rates and associated fees.

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Alpega's Solution

Analytics and reporting of KPIs and other metrics; identify cost-saving opportunities through multiple freight procurement scenarios.

Global supply chain visibility

Visibility is essential in order to respond to adverse impacts and improve customer service levels.

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Alpega's Solution

Live tracking and cloud-based solutions to build collaboration and transparency across trading partners.

Minimize wait times and alleviate dock/yard congestion

Reduce carrier wait times and fees incurred to improve efficiency at the dock or yard.

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Alpega's Solution

Online dock appointment scheduling for shippers and carriers to improve dock/yard operations.

Pharmaceutical

Transporting medicines has its own unique set of requirements and challenges. The pharmaceutical industry is reliant on quality-driven supply chains, efficient logistics processes and compliance. Building resiliency in the pharma supply chain is essential to mitigate risks resulting from drug shortages, new regulatory requirements, and damage during transport.

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Challenges:

Lack of visibility across the supply chain ecosystem

Managing and tracking delivery to all buyers and distributors in the network.

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Cold chain shipping

A requirement for biologics and temperature-controlled transportation of vaccines and other pharmaceuticals.

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Alpega's Solution

Strategic planning and procurement of freight transportation, equipment and shipments.

Visibility and control of reusable transport packaging

Managing high-value, reusable packaging assets throughout the returnable loop.

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Alpega's Solution

Reusable Packaging Management to track movements between network partners and maintain stock levels.

CPG

CPG

Price pressure and eroding margins, coupled with shorter product life cycles and increased competition are the world of CPG. Tasked with delivering a seamless, omni-channel experience for customers, products need to be available on demand across multiple locations – impacting shippers and carriers. Thus, cost containment and improved efficiency of distribution networks are crucial as increasingly demanding consumers and changing trends require CPG logistics to be able to intelligently adapt quickly.

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Challenges:

Visibility and tracking thru end delivery of time-sensitive goods

Ensuring timely delivery of promotional, seasonal, or items with limited availability.

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Alpega's Solution

Advanced planning to optimize load assignments between private/dedicated fleets and multimodal carriers to contain costs; Visibility to inbound/outbound orders at the item level; and real-time tracking with dynamic ETAs thru customer delivery.

Ensure compliant shipment execution and documentation

More frequent and smaller orders on tight deadlines require agility without sacrificing service levels.

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Alpega's Solution

Visibility to inbound/outbound orders at the item level; load tendering with proper shipment documentation to ensure compliance; and advanced analytics to track carrier performance.

Loading requirements (certain goods require specific equipment) and paperwork (for export/import goods)

These factors typically draw out the pickup/delivery process, and standard dock appointment booking solutions fail to accurately predict appointment durations.

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Alpega's Solution

Dock appointment scheduling, especially for inbound shipments, that takes into consideration the specific product type to predict appointment durations. This ensures warehouses take into account proper time intervals when booking appointments.

Discrete Manufacturing

Fluctuating demand, specific transportation requirements, and inflexible timelines are complex aspects of discrete manufacturing. Competition for market share means focus is on growth, new opportunities, and time to market – all of which require working capital, thus increasing pressure for supply chain cost containment and improved efficiency of distribution networks.

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Challenges:

Reduce operating costs and access to shared data

Disparate internal systems can cause inefficiencies, and decisions to be made in organizational silos.

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Alpega's Solution

Look to cloud-based technology to streamline supply chain and transportation processes; access to shared data for all stakeholders; improve dock efficiency with online access to dock appointment scheduling for shippers and carriers.

A constrained capacity market due to demand and supply levels

Supply and demand challenges are amplified due to a lack of network visibility, and limited available capacity makes it difficult to find qualified carriers.

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Alpega's Solution

Manage and track inbound/outbound shipments; reduce risk and create transparency through collaboration with supply chain network partners; strategic freight procurement and spot bidding for ad-hoc needs — create a private bid board with vetted carriers for spot requests.

Labor intensive invoice settlement and reconciliation

These manual processes can lead to extended order-to-cash cycles.

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Alpega's Solution

Internal automation of freight invoicing and settlement to minimize human errors and improve invoicing cycles.

Industry Insights

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Agriculture

Procuring and scheduling the right carriers for products that require specialized transportation is essential. Lack of visibility and limited capacity across agricultural supply chains can make proper planning and execution a challenge. Learn how collaborative transportation management can address these unique requirements and positively impact your bottom line in this Aberdeen white paper.

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Chemical

Find out more about how logistics and supply chain managers in the chemical sector manage the flow of goods, information, and funds across increasingly complex logistics networks. In this Aberdeen white paper, learn about the success factors that make it easier to ensure regulatory compliance and excellent customer service.

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