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Uber Freight gets the SAP boost

SAP and Uber Freight have announced a partnership to modernise the freight industry through intelligent process automation and better access to a network of connected and reliable drivers.
The integration of Uber Freight into SAP Logistics Business Network will let customers access rates from Uber’s digitally activated carrier network and gain real-time quotes and guaranteed freight capacity, greatly simplifying load management and execution.
“Finding and booking freight can be the most expensive and often the most complex piece of the supply chain,” said president of SAP Digital Supply Chain Hala Zeine. “This combination will remove roadblocks and offer 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 optimise their logistics and put their customers at the heart of their digital supply chain.”
SAP Logistics Business Network, built on SAP Cloud Platform and the SAP HANA business data platform, expands transportation management to enable shippers, freight forwarders, carriers and other logistics partners to easily onboard, collaborate, exchange logistics information and share insights. With this Uber Freight integration, shippers and carriers can work together using tools that bypass traditional roadblocks, enabling shippers to select from a much broader carrier base and perform real-time pricing of shipments, while gaining improved utilisation and efficiency.
“For the world’s biggest shippers, an efficient, digitalised supply chain is critical to their success,” said senior director at Uber Freight Bill Driegert. “Uber Freight is partnering with SAP to bring shippers and carriers together at the level where freight decisions are made. This tech-forward approach to freight means shippers can spend less time sourcing quotes and capacity and more time getting goods to market.”

The value of a networked approach

With this partnership, SAP and Uber Freight will work to connect both sides of the freight marketplace, increasing visibility and transparency for all players. These efforts will support easier and faster decision-making based on real-time pricing for shippers and carriers, empowering organisations to maximise daily work time and make more informed decisions about their operations.

Hays releases 2018 Jobs In Demand report

Recruiting firm Hays has released its latest Jobs In Demand report, covering January to June 2018.
The company expects strong demand to continue in the logistics industry for persons with expertise in the areas of inventory management, import/export, wharves and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) planning.
“Across Australia, positive productivity is linked to efficiency improvements, be that in warehousing, transport or supply chain,” the company said. “Companies are targeting candidates who have a strong knowledge of systems and processes, combined with a proven track record in reducing costs and achieving demanding KPIs [key performance indicators].”
The report identified several roles that the industry is currently keen to fill, including storepersons with inventory management software experience, import/export coordinators with cargo software knowledge, fleet controllers with wharf experience, demand and supply planners with FMCG experience.
Experience in purchasing will also be in demand, as will candidates with knowledge of inventory management software such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and SAP software.
Hays is also seeing an increased need for logistics candidates with heavy rigid or heavy combination licences.

FourPL and Q Data USA sign ANZ market solutions agreement

Local supply chain specialist, FourPL, and SAP implementation specialist, Q Data USA have signed a strategic partnering agreement to provide SAP Event Management and supply chain visibility solutions for ANZ.

The purpose of the partnership is to allow both parties to share capability, customer experiences and investments in research, systems and IP.

The collaboration is said to benefit local ANZ SAP customers as it would mean improve visibility and responsiveness in their supply chain to increase throughput and reduce risk around disruption.

“The partnership provides FourPL customers the option to extend their capability around SAP Event Management and in particular, to be able to offer their customers improved supply chain visibility and risk reduction options,” said Anthony Hawkins, FourPL chief executive officer.

“The partnership provides global experiences and an extended customer network with access to learning’s from early adopters in mature overseas markets, thought leadership and knowledge sharing and extending the breadth of niche skills available to service customers. FourPL will continue to bring local Australian knowledge and experience to ensure solutions meet customer requirements.”

Kevin Wilson, event visibility practice lead for Q Data USA’s SAP Event Management practice said: “It's exciting to have found another company, in FourPL, with similar ideals and values to ours. Together we will continue to work and grow as the thought leaders in the SAP TM and SAP EM space by integrating these solutions to deliver even more value to our client’s supply chain initiatives.”

Q Data USA specialises in SAP Event Management and SAP Business Objects Event Insight fields, as well as providing complex ERP initiatives to companies.

FourPL will continue to support industries with a core focus around manufacturing and distribution of products, such as CPG/FMCG, manufacturing, retail distribution, mining, and logistics providers.

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