Digitization in the logistics market has accelerated since the beginning of the pandemic. So, too, have the macroeconomic issues and vulnerability of global supply chains that this digitization has exposed. The rate of change in the logistics industry — an industry not traditionally known for flexibility and adoption — has skyrocketed. The logistics software market is booming worldwide, as companies continue to prioritize tech investments to address modern challenges.
However, many companies continue to suffer from the gap created between legacy systems and newer technologies. Because so many supply chain processes have been built on these legacy systems, abandoning them is next to impossible. This remains the case even as new tech continues to emerge.
Disparities between technologies have left an onset of data exchange issues, and, in turn, more supply chain issues. A 2021 study by Reuters Events: Supply Chain surveyed approximately 400 supply chain executives and found that a third of its respondents reported “a significant gap between their plans and their eventual execution, hampered by issues around technology performance, integration, visibility and a lack of flexibility in operations and forecasting capacity.” 44 percent of supply chain executives reported their systems did not integrate well with other systems.
So, what’s happened since this survey? Increased technology growth, less integrated systems, and larger data gaps. These have all led to even more supply chain issues to contend with.
While these challenges seem daunting, they can be solved through the improvement of partner collaboration and information flow between logistics systems. Enter: Splice.
Connecting Supply Chain Systems
Splice makes data interoperable between systems, applications, and organizations — regardless of data type. It enables greater coordination to speed up processes and align supply chain actors on common information. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
As you likely know, many supply chain systems have valuable information. The issue is they can't share this info easily. Data sharing is challenging, because this exchange requires having the connecting digital infrastructure to knit them together and a universal translator to create a common operating picture.
That’s why we created Splice. Splice ties logistics applications together and seamlessly transmits data between supply chain systems. By breaking down silos, logistics organizations are armed with the data they need, automation of workflows, and powerful analytics.
Building A Better Integrator
Splice enhances, but does not replace, existing technology by optimizing new and legacy systems. This is done in order to maximize investments and accelerate the digitization of supply chains. Most importantly? Splice eliminates expensive, manual, and error-prone rework.
Dynamic and scalable, users control the structure of their workflows within a low-code design environment. This allows them to adapt to change as needed, without tech expertise. As the market continues to move and turn, flexibility will be key for keeping up.
When we built Splice, we listened to the industry and repeatedly heard the same issues from supply chain leaders:
“Our systems don’t talk to each other, which creates constant rework.”
“Slow processing times are holding us back.”
“We manually have to manipulate the data, which is tedious and costly."
"We invest in applications that do not work.”
Sound familiar? For better or for worse, the use cases for Splice continue to grow, and so too does our library of integrations to applications, data, services and tools to speed up data flow.
What Can Splice Be Used For?
As mentioned above, the use cases for Splice are constantly expanding with emerging industry problems and our ever-changing market. The team at Splice has evolved its capabilities as well as built new products to meet these diverse needs.
Simple, smart, and seamless, Splice is currently used for:
Automating container notifications for availability and pickups
Paper-to-digital migrations for bookings
Movement of data between logistics and enterprise applications
Managing Export Receiving Windows
Within the long list of existing logistics issues, late vessels and terminal congestion remain somewhere atop. They disrupt cargo delivery and affect operations (and costs) throughout supply chains. Splice Exports was built to streamline all the data from ports and ocean carriers through a single point of integration. It can also automate container scheduling updates.
Splice Exports helps shipping and logistics companies manage container exports more efficiently with timely data around terminal receiving windows. This product helps shippers get and maintain control of ever-shifting earliest return dates (ERDs) and cut-off schedules, eliminate manual data validation processes, and reduce costly and rising detention and demurrage. See for yourself.
Import Container Notifications
While container imports volume has sharply dropped from its former surge, the visibility gaps in container transactions remain. That is unless, of course, you’re using Splice Imports. Just like Splice Exports, this product integrates logistics applications to automate data flow between systems. Splice Imports empowers shipping and logistics companies to more effectively track the events of container imports.
By automating data flow, we eliminate the need for resources to monitor and collect status updates. This in turn reduces inventory carrying costs, controls import demurrage, and improves cost management at major facilities. Splice Imports accomplishes all of this while increasing visibility into the life of a container. Want to learn more?
Cargo and Equipment Visibility
Splice’s premier product, Yard Spot, integrates and automates logistics information to minimize terminal yard congestion. Yard Spot creates real-time visualizations of yards so users can locate containers, chassis, reefers, and equipment quickly.
Yard Spot maps multiple data sources from enterprise systems, such as ERP, MRP, TMS, WHS, and other operational applications, to locate assets. Trucking and logistics companies can audit yards anywhere, anytime, effortlessly. This helps companies reduce turn times and avoid costly per diem fees. Check it out.
Improve Logistics Operations
If you’ve read this far, you already know why companies choose Splice. Our platform and products bridge digital gaps in supply chain processes to solve specific industry challenges, speed up logistics operations, and reduce costs.
A single point of integration
Any-to-any data sharing
Low-code workflow design
A secure, cloud-based environment
Discover how Splice can automate your logistics data with a demo of your systems today.