Addressing a variety of supply chain complexities, CoMetrics leverages its proprietary software while acting as Cargo Manager for its clients, coordinating purchase order and booking management, consolidation, visibility and documentation management. “The solution helps our clients build a flexible transportation matrix capable of delivering the lowest cost transportation options while securing the necessary space, particularly in peak season,” extols Czeizler. “Optimizing this matrix while maintaining consistently high service levels, including timeliness and accuracy of data entry and container deliveries underscores the value of our role as Cargo Manager,” he continues. The company’s SCM Platform addresses a number of supply chain management challenges, including document management sought by clients. The platform facilitates cloud-based storage of commercial documents by shipment, with linkages to related order, item and booking details. T his allows for a paperless import department that can easily comply with accounting and U.S. Customs document retention requirements.
The firm addresses the most common complexity in the inbound Supply Chain Management–the process of booking freight that requires close collaboration between shippers, cargo managers/freight forwarders, and importers. The process typically involves a considerable volume of email correspondence amongst all parties to which CoMetrics offers an approach utilizing clients’ Vendor Purchase Orders to create bookings systemically. “We provide SKU level booking visibility while eliminating the email exchange between the importer and logistics provider. This significantly streamlines workflow as our clients can log in and complete their pending or revised bookings without having to sift through voluminous email inboxes,” claims Czeizler. Systemic booking management also facilitates exception reporting to identify potential problems with un-booked orders with sufficient time to act.
CoMetrics’ expertise extends beyond the logistics components of supply chain management.
Increasing the efficiency of supply chain management has always been the prime focus of CoMetrics Partners; evidenced by a series of success stories that the company has amassed along the way. The firm helped one of its apparel clients analyze and approve bookings for efficient and smooth workflow. The client lacked a systematic and streamlined process to channelize their delivery requirement analysis in minimal timeframe. CoMetrics began importing the client’s retail sales order information and linked those sales orders to the corresponding production orders directly within its booking module. The enhancements provided the client with a singular platform to analyze and approve bookings by comparing production orders against retail delivery requirements to optimize transportation mode selection and reduce cost.
We provide SKU level booking visibility while eliminating the email exchange between the importer and logistics provider
Looking ahead, CoMetrics has commenced a development initiative that will significantly expand the scope of functionality beyond the existing supply chain verticals that the company serves. “The slated enhancements to our platform are truly unprecedented in their design, functionality and delivery of information, which we anticipate to be functional in the second quarter of 2015,” concludes Czeizler.