Ultra Logistics has announced the launch of UltraShipTMS Version 3.5, which it said gives shippers greater flexibility in managing their supply chains when tendering freight by percentage of volume, customer, or location.
"We also created new ease-of-use features for shippers by implementing turn-by-turn driving directions and visual load board displays to show load activity and coverage in real time," said Joe Librizzi, vp of sales of Ultra Logistics. "While these changes seem small, the overall impact is significant. These changes reduce time on the phone giving directions as well as reduce time querying the system for status updates."
UltraShipTMS Version 4.0 is scheduled for launch in January 2008. It is upgraded to help provide shippers savings with their core carriers and allow non-core carriers to be managed by a third party.
"In the past we have seen shippers create savings by reducing their carrier base, so our upgrades will allow them to do this without losing the capacity provided by smaller specialized and niche fleets. This will prove to be a real value in a market where companies are looking to reduce costs and still maintain high service levels," said Librizzi.