Article written by Sean Galea-Pace
The organisation is a leading provider of global supply chain software and services and has announced this collaboration with Uber Freight in a shared commitment to help businesses.
In the midst of global transformation and volatile demand, real-time insight into market prices is more vital than ever before. Supply chain leaders must be able to see current market conditions in order to make decisions quickly and adapt accordingly. By integrating directly through BluJay’s Transportation Management via API, shippers can instantaneously access Uber Freight’s real-time pricing and tendering capabilities with reliable capacity.
“It’s become more important than ever for supply chains to be flexible and dynamic to keep pace with a constantly changing market,” said Laurent Hautefeuille, Head of Business Development at Uber Freight. “Together with BluJay, we’re making our tech-forward approach to freight available to more businesses looking for increased foresight and control of their operations.”
“At BluJay, we aim to help our customers achieve operational excellence by providing the tools they need to make immediate, informed business decisions. With Uber Freight’s transparent marketplace, our TMS customers can easily access a new level of capacity with real-time visibility so they can plan for the weeks ahead and account for last-minute market shifts,” said Bryant Smith, Global Product Manager at BluJay Solutions. “This integration and the responsiveness it allows shippers is a ‘right now’ solution for customers facing today’s challenges, but also during the more traditional market fluctuation.”
Uber Freight integrates directly through the BluJay platform to power instant quotes, booking and carrier matching. The integration enables organisations that leverage BluJay’s Transportation Management application in North America and soon, Europe, to tap into Uber Freight’s pricing insights and comprehensive network of 50,000 carriers. The API-based integration can be switched on within hours for shippers, and enable fast access to end-to-end supply chain visibility.
“For many BluJay customers, right now it’s more crucial than ever that their products make it to grocery shelves on time,” commented Bill Madden, VP of Managed Transportation Services (MTS) at BluJay. “We have been successful in our ability to rapidly and accurately execute on behalf of our customers, and have leveraged solid support through BluJay’s Uber Freight API integration. For example, we were able to stand up the platform and push the first load tender all inside of a single business day for one of our food manufacturer shippers. We’re seeing early adoption across both our managed customers and our TMS shippers, all with the same goal of making the right decisions quickly to keep freight moving through the supply chain.”
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