Uber Freight and Cloud software market leaders SAP have announced a partnership to modernize the freight industry through intelligent process automation and increase supply chain efficiencies, according to a statement.
The deal will see Uber Freight integrate into the SAP Logistics Business Network and this will let customers access transportation rates from Uber’s digitally activated carrier fleet and gain real-time quotes and guaranteed freight capacity.
This will support easier and faster decision-making based on real-time pricing and consequently increase visibility and transparency for all stakeholders.
Shippers, for example, will now be able to unlock a larger ecosystem of drivers, and carriers and drivers will gain the ability to see and choose loads that fit their business and schedule.
According to the statement, the agreement will also have environmental benefits as it will better utilize capacity and cut the 200 million tons of emissions created by inefficient freight planning.
Bill Dreigert, Senior Director, Uber Freight, said this: “Uber Freight is partnering with SAP to bring shippers and carriers together at the level where freight decisions are being made.
“This innovative tech-forward approach to freight means shippers can spend less time sourcing quotes and capacity and more time getting goods to market.”
Hala Zeine, SAP Digital Supply Chain, also commented: “This combined solution will remove roadblocks and offers a simpler, more automated approach that streamlines operations, delivers tangible cost savings and ultimately creates a better customer experience.
“Adding Uber Freight to our SAP Logistics Business Network will help our customers optimize their logistics and put their customers at the heart of their digital supply chain.”