OHL Optimizes International Contract Management and Transportation Pricing with Amber Road
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, April 2, 2015 -- Amber Road (NYSE: AMBR) a leading provider of global trade management solutions, today announced that OHL, a leading global third party logistics provider (3PL), renewed its license of Amber Road's International Transportation Management solution (ITM). The enterprise solution enables OHL to effectively manage its international portfolio of service contracts, service agreements, rate sheets and variable carrier accessorials.
OHL began using Amber Road's ITM solution in 2010 to automate uploading of contract and pricing changes. Its central database manages about 900 amendments a year, 800 carrier governing tariffs and 30,000 rate changes annually for the company. Operating over 130 distribution centers with more than 8,000 employees, OHL provides integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services.
With Amber Road's International Transportation Management solution "we have full visibility of our transportation costs at the end of the day," said Ryan J. Dugan, carrier relations manager for OHL's International business unit. "We don't have to worry about fuel costs and other add-on charges, which allows us to focus our attention on strategic decisions for our customers."
Amber Road's ITM solution automates the management and updating of contracts and rate sheets; ensures ocean rate tariff publishing compliance; identifies all possible routes; and calculates full bottom-line prices, thereby optimizing OHL's profits. Furthermore, the technology allows OHL to respond faster to quotes and RFPs and streamline its contract management process. OHL is also using a new product feature of Amber Road's solution that enables the ocean product team to search for multiple lane options with a single query, thereby significantly reducing manual effort and speeding decision making.
"OHL is a valued customer and we are pleased we can continue to provide a service that helps improve its bottom line," said Jim Preuninger, CEO of Amber Road. "We look forward to working with them as they continue to grow their business."
Third party logistics provider OHL provides integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation management, warehousing and fulfillment, customs brokerage, and freight forwarding, as well as import and export consulting services. The company operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, employs over 8,000 associates worldwide, and has 34 brokerage and agent offices worldwide. OHL has expertise in direct-to-consumer fulfillment, multiple channels, and serves a wide range of industries including retail, manufacturing, apparel, electronics, healthcare, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods.
About Amber Road
Amber Road's (NYSE: AMBR) mission is to dramatically change the way companies conduct global trade. As a leading provider of cloud based global trade management (GTM) solutions, we automate import and export processes to enable goods to flow across international borders in the most efficient, compliant and profitable way. Our solution combines enterprise-class software, trade content sourced from government agencies and transportation providers in 145 countries, and a global supply chain network connecting our customers with their trading partners, including suppliers, freight forwarders, customs brokers and transportation carriers. We deliver our GTM solution using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and leverage a highly flexible technology framework to quickly and efficiently meet our customers' unique requirements around the world.