Trade Tech, a global supplier of cloud-based solutions for the logistics industry, announced that its customer Blu Logistics has secured business from Constellium, a global supplier of innovative aluminum products to companies in the defense and aerospace industry including Airbus, as a result of implementing Trade Tech’s complete suite of global trade software to manage their international supply chain.
Blu Logistics manages door-to-door movements of Constellium aluminum parts made in the U.S. to 30 Airbus distribution centers in Europe. Trade Tech’s solutions provide global visibility and enable collaborative online management of all aspects of these shipments, including booking, transportation operations, tracking, and PO management.
“Trade Tech’s Trade Manager provides us with flexibility in accomplishing our goals and we were able to tailor the solution to fit our business using the custom programming and systems provided,” says Paul Selvage, president and CEO of Blu Logistics. “It has helped us to be in the forefront of technology when we approach customers.”
According to Trade Tech’s president, Bryn Heimbeck, Blu Logistics is the perfect example of an NVOCC who is taking advantage of our complete integrated platform. “We are very happy to have been part of Blu Logistics rapid growth over the past three. Shippers have been looking for integrated origin-to-destination systems and service for many years,” says Heimbeck. “The transparency of an integrated online application has enabled Blu Logistics andConstellium’s management to have a clear view of their shipments in progress and more effectively manage their supply chain and costs.”
The Trade Tech global platform includes the following applications:
• Trade Manager integrates with underlying carriers to drive freight flow and provide exception management processes. Each operational event is sequenced and automatically updated, eliminating unnecessary manual entries and filings.
• Trade Rates includes three rate/price management applications that are available separately or as part of TradeTech’s integrated Trade Rates Suite to address all of the pricing needs of international logistics providers.
• Trade Chain provides total visibility from PO to delivery, enabling a variety of users to collaborate, organize, administer, and expedite goods.
• Trade Cash is a full-service accounting software program that enables all parties to work from the same data set, greatly reducing time to settlement. It interfaces with Trade Manager to handle the specialized accounting requirements of air and ocean shipments.