April 12, 2018
XPO Logistics has introduced a cloud-based freight marketplace called XPO Connect that is designed to give shippers visibility across freight modes to improve the efficiency of the supply chain.
Through XPO Connect shippers are able to access business intelligence that can help them to purchase transportation more efficiently. For example, they are able to see fluctuations in capacity, spot rates, and load postings by geography. Shippers can also access carrier capacity, assign loads and track freight movements, using a single login to the XPO Connect platform.
The XPO Connect platform is able to integrate all modes of transportation as well, allowing shippers to have a broader view of the freight marketplace.
XPO has been investing heavily in technology annually in order to develop technology systems and mobile applications including the company’s Freight Optimizer brokerage system, Drive XPO mobile capabilities for carriers, Ship XPO tools for e-commerce, and its WMx warehouse management platform.
“We’re tireless when it comes to finding new ways to make supply chains more efficient,” said Mario Harik, chief information officer of XPO Logistics. “XPO Connect gives customers direct access to our transportation network and the predictive data that powers it. The platform provides a new level of visibility that informs better decision-making under all market conditions.”