CASE STUDY

Advanced Analytics Helped a Leading International Shipping Services Provider to Reduce Transportation Cost by 15%

Sep 10, 2018

International Shipping Services Industry Analysis

As digital-native competitors boom, established international shipping services providers must embrace new technologies and offer innovative services to keep up with their customers. With the ambush of new entrants and level of disruption, international shipping services providers — particularly established, high-asset businesses — can no longer expect to be shielded from competition. Additionally, as the industry transforms, traditional rivals will no longer be the single or even the most intimidating competition. Furthermore, the technological gap between carriers and customers is huge and growing. International shipping services providers who rely on shippers’ ability to ship their products around the globe on tight agendas, or to deliver supplies from their suppliers just as promptly, are increasingly conscious of their transporters’ technological capabilities — and these companies’ opportunities for transparency and advanced analytics to monitor shipment commotion are increasing rapidly.

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Client Profile

The client – is an American multinational supply chain management and shipping services company. The company is based out of the U.S. The company also employees over 500,000 individuals across the globe.

Project Background

The client who also provides online shipping services faced challenges in reducing unproductive transport costs, improving asset utilization, and decreasing delayed or lost revenue. To address these challenges, the international shipping services client, deployed Quantzig to transform its global sales and operations process. The client’s existing team required an advanced analytics decision support engine that could enable optimal business decisions and as a result, drive effective sales. During the course of this engagement, Quantzig helped the international shipping services client to assemble a team of business consultants, operation research scientists, statisticians, and technologists to build a solution to address their challenges. 

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Solutions Delivered

With the help of Quantzig’s advanced analytics solutions, the online shipping services client increased revenues and margins that yielded the following results:

  • Established data-driven monthly sales and operations process
  • Estimated transportation cost reduction by 15%
  • Improved forecast accuracy for key business verticals by 10%

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