Having worked in the trenches of supply chain management, Timothy and Stephen are well versed with the nuanced challenges that inherently plague the freight transportation market. “Lack of visibility and transparency throughout the supply chain, spiking freight spend, fragmentation and data silos pertaining to transportation, and lack of a single source of truth are but a few barriers in the path of a seamless freight management practice,” notes Dooner. As such, as market leader and innovator in the data-driven supply chain management space, Aborn & Co. has brought in an ingenious Advantage Managed Freight Solution suite and “we pride ourselves on offering clients customized and fully tailored managed freight solutions in a boutique environment wherein we work closely with them to effectively reduce the costs associated with transportation,” mentions Aborn.
The SaaS-based tool, Advantage TMS is fully customizable and integrated with both carriers and shippers.
“We also look at standard metrics like cost per pound, cost per mile, location-based information and provide benchmarks to help clients see how their freight rates are stacking up in the marketplace.”
Aborn & Co. has introduced scalable and affordable data-driven solutions for complex supply chain operations of any size. The company has recently launched a free Day 01 (www.day01.io) service to provide clients with reports on their data and a roadmap to modernize their supply chain and enter a digital ecosystem. Moreover, a major differentiator for the company is its true managed service; “we are not 3PL or broker and everything we do is direct between the shipper and the carrier partner, which allows us to significantly increase our clients' bottom line,” remarks Aborn.
Underscoring Aborn & Co’s capabilities is its contribution to a manufacturer of consumer goods with major retail partners. The client’s painstakingly complicated manual environment rendered it extremely difficult for the internal teams to update transportation-related information and share it with their trading partners, incurring multiple chargebacks. Aborn & Co. stepped in and assisted the client with its Advantage TMS and benchmarking services, securing API and EDI connections with carriers, warehouses, and retail partners. Consequently, Aborn & Co. drove a 23 percent cost reduction for the client, curtailed chargebacks by 55 percent, and facilitated an ongoing benefit of 4 to 7 percent by shipping optimization through the TMS.
Striding ahead, the company aims to expand its services and continue advancing the modern supply chain. “On October 10th of this year, we’re hosting the first supply chain technology conference to come to Boston. Transtech2020 (www.transtech2020.com) is all about bringing together like-minded individuals with an interest in modern solutions and future-proofing the supply chain,” ends Aborn.