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Introducing the next generation of visibility, foresight, and control with the upgraded Uber Freight TMS

September 28, 2023 / US
Introducing the next generation of visibility, foresight, and control with the upgraded Uber Freight TMS

Ushering in a new era of simplicity and usability with the upgraded Uber Freight TMS

If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that we’ve entered into a new era in logistics. The demands of a volatile market and the increasing complexity of globalized supply chains have strained legacy transportation systems. More than ever shippers need to be equipped with visibility, foresight, and control over their operations.

To meet this demand, Uber Freight is giving the widely-used Uber Freight TMS its most comprehensive update since Transplace launched the solution in 2005. Leveraging a world-class team of engineers and product designers––in partnership with our shippers––Uber Freight is recasting and modernizing the expansive software. This redesign introduces the next generation of simplicity and usability, making it easier than ever for shippers to manage supply chains and get the information they need at the click of a button.

“Uberizing” the Uber Freight TMS

As the engine powering intelligent logistics, Uber Freight TMS provides shippers with the time-tested expertise, Uber-grade technology, and high-quality service they need to drive their intelligent logistics forward. Shippers trust Uber Freight TMS to support each step of their operations from procurement and execution to optimization, payments management, and best-in-class visibility––equipping them with the tools they need to maximize productivity and cost savings.

Initial upgrades to the Uber Freight TMS will focus on delivering the next generation of visibility, foresight, and control through the Control Tower module — “Uberizing” the experience to promote ease of use and actionable data, all while expanding global, end-to-end shipment visibility across modes including rail, ocean, and air.

The all-new Control Tower

A core module on the Uber Freight TMS, Control Tower serves as the command center for supply chain leaders. It provides logistics teams the real-time data, complete visibility, and ease of use they need to plan and manage their shipments, from shipment creation to final delivery. It helps shippers anticipate and address the most complex supply chain and logistics challenges with speed and ease.

Designed alongside shippers, the Control Tower redesign spans visual, interaction and workflow improvements, and takes inspiration from expert design principles to offer new intuitive functionality and an interface that is clean, elegant, and simple to navigate. The refresh enhances global navigation, enables easier access to shipment details, faster data updates and aids in exception management. Developed by logistics experts, for logistics experts, it allows shippers to:

  • Gain a full picture of their shipments, unlocking faster data refresh rates and a holistic view of shipment status and location in real-time.
  • Plan for the unpredictable with fast and easy access to relevant, accurate, and actionable insights.
  • Supercharge productivity, consolidating and standardizing data and communication in one place. Shippers can easily navigate essential logistics operational functions and insights, like searching and updating loads, marking favorites, communicating and commenting on loads, and customized shipment templates.
  • Tame every shipment, everywhere, with advanced international and multimodal support, and the ability to track all shipments, create unique tracking links, and more.

Logistics teams and their 4PL partners require a full picture of their shipments with real-time, end-to-end shipment visibility. Control Tower delivers that bird’s eye view alongside an unparalleled level of granularity in exploration and investigation. It allows shippers to plan for the unpredictable with fast and easy access to relevant, accurate, and actionable shipment exceptions – all while consolidating their data, tools, and protocols in one place.

Next-generation technology, powering the next generation of logistics

Since 2005, leading brands have trusted Uber Freight TMS to streamline their operations end-to-end, from procurement and execution to visibility and payments. Powered by actionable data and insights, it serves as the all-in-one solution for planning, executing, and managing supply chain operations across modes and regions.

The latest release of Control Tower marks the first of a series of enhancements coming to Uber Freight TMS – each designed and tailored to meet the demands of modern supply chain operations.

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