On the 27th of November Interchains and Adaption signed the agreement for offering the logistics calculator. The logistics calculator is a comparison platform for tariffs that can be used by shippers and carriers.
The comparison platform for logistics prices
“On daily basis we see that a lot of shippers don’t have a clear overview of tariffs of their carriers. In practise, many people work with a lot of individual rate sheets.” says Derk Klaver, business developer at Interchains. Prices are not saved at one central place and because of that it becomes impossible for shippers to compare all their different carriers s and their prices.
The calculator is a comparison platform for logistics tariffs. The comparison can be done based on various criteria. A comparison can be made based on the tariff for a ride but for example also on pickup and drop-off moment or the rating of the service of the transporter. Interchains uploads the prices periodic for calculator users: “By offering an extra bit of service, in this case uploading all tariffs, we try to make it easier for our customers” Derk continues.
“By offering an extra bit of service, in this case uploading all tariffs, we try to make it easier for our customers”
Derk Klaver ,
Business Developer Interchains
Simple and quickly a complete overview
Last year Interchains started using Adaptions Logistics Control Tower. During the different meetings with Adaption and Interchains the wish to start small and quick was often there. By using the calculator and the 4PL service from Interchains new customers can get used to outsourcing their data management. Interchains makes sure that all tariff sheets, in different type of files, can be processed in the calculator. By a standardised process all possible tariffs can be processed quick and efficient. The software of Adaption is known as bug free and easy to use. With more than 10 years of experience Adaption delivers high quality logistics cloud software. With the recent agreement with Interchains it is possible as a user to use the logistics calculator without uploading all prices by themselves.
Expanding in 2019
With the use of the calculator Interchains can unburden the whole market for shippers.
In 2019 Interchains and Adaption are going to improve the tool a further to make it possible for agents networks to compare tariffs mutually. “Next year we want to improve our service by adding agents networks to the calculator. Now it is often that agents don’t have an overview of each other’s prices. If they want to request prices, a lot of time is being waste while waiting for an answer. This is also due to a lack of insight but also for example because they work in different time zones.” explains Lodewijk Hermans, account manager at Interchains. When they join the calculator collective, prices will be centralised. This means that the agents will be able to speak to their customers much faster.
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