In a bid to bring speed and efficiency to ocean freight procurement events, Drewry Maritime Advisors has announced the launch of a new e-Sourcing solution for global ocean transport exporters and importers.
The e-Sourcing Ocean Freight Solution (eSOFS) combines freight rate benchmarking intelligence with the latest technology to ensure well informed procurement decisions.
Philip Damas, Director of Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, said: “Our eSOFS solution is an exciting development that meets the current and future needs of procurement and logistics executives who are under pressure to deliver more with less.
“Increasingly, internal procurement teams are seeking new tools, technology and processes to better manage and measure historical vs new vs benchmark rates and take advantage of new opportunities in the marketplace that best meet their organisation’s needs and objectives.”
Chas Deller, a Consultant at Drewry, said: “Unlike the often cumbersome and sometimes inflexible optimisation technology previously used in ocean freight tenders, the new technology utilised by eSOFS provides much improved flexibility and usability to ensure that immediate improvements in efficiency and analysis can be realised.”
Fact File: eSOFS is part of an end-to-end ocean freight procurement solution providing lifecycle and event support combining industry practices with real-time freight rate benchmarking data to enable organisations to achieve, sustain and deliver future competitive advantage.