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Blue Yonder links transportation software with Loadsmart freight matching tech | 2020-07-21

Supply chain software vendor Blue Yonder has integrated its platform with the digital freight technology company Loadsmart, saying the combination will allow transportation management customers to significantly reduce costs and improve efficiency.

By linking Scottsdale, Arizona-based Blue Yonder’s transportation management system (TMS) software with New York-based Loadsmart’s digital freight matching technology, the partners say they can offer customers access both to Loadsmart’s instantly bookable truckload rates and to Blue Yonder’s dynamic pricing discovery solution that generates guaranteed capacity.

For example, when a primary carrier declines a shipment and the load hits the routing guide, a real-time rate from Loadsmart will now be dynamically inserted in advance of the next best option. Once the next lowest rate is uploaded from Loadsmart, the load can be automatically tendered with 100% acceptance.  

“Transportation is becoming increasingly digitized and shippers have realized there is an opportunity to improve operational efficiencies by better integrating systems and processes with their 3PL and carrier counterparts,” Hunter Yaw, vice president of product management at Loadsmart, said in a release. “With the Blue Yonder-Loadsmart integration, shared customers will be able to retrieve timely, competitive truckload rates for every shipment in seconds. Shippers can then tender the load automatically using Blue Yonder’s solution.” 

Loadsmart, which is backed by tens of millions of dollars in venture capital from the investment arm of shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and other firms, has also linked its platform with TMS platforms from BluJay Solutions and other providers.

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