If you watched the Grammy Awards this year, you may have seen a rather unusual commercial from Chipotle. The 2-minute spot was the 18-year-old company’s first national ad. Ever. It got its start on YouTube where it currently has more than 5 million views. During the spot, a farmer questions the industrialization of his industry and attempts to return to the simple farming life. He gets a little help from a retailer who has the same notion.
The commercial made we wonder about the business of logistics and if we could rewind the supply chain. With all of our technological advances, our real-time expectations, and just-in-time orders, is it possible? Our manufacturing and distribution models were created to provide better access to the goods we need, but in the chase to be better, faster, and more efficient, did we ever stop to consider if our industry was heading in the right direction?
Maybe going back to the start isn’t realistic for distribution. Customer expectation levels are too high, margins are too small and delivery windows are too narrow. But perhaps the increasing awareness that the supply chain is a vital contributor to the success of a product will allow manufacturers, 3PLs and retailers to work together more closely to create a system that is better for everyone.
The point is clear, but let’s share it again, “the supply chain is a vital contributor to the success of a product will allow manufacturers, 3PLs and retailers to work together more closely to create a system that is better for everyone.”
That philosophy, idea, and mission is what created Global Cargo Manager. Born out of frustration of not being able to access rates instantly and frustrated on how to effectively manage multiple carrier rates and ocean contracts, GCM was created by passionate, every day users who knew what was lacking in logistics process and then filled a niche by addressing the needs listed below, which are common complaints being voiced by all.
Integration: Shipping platform that works for manufacturers, retailers, 3PL’s and Agents, that can be incorporated into all TMS systems using an API connection.
Process Simplification: Integration of Import/Export process, while integrating Ocean, Air, Drayage, LTL and Parcel shipping modalities in a user-friendly visible global platform from the moment of pick up to delivery.
Costing Complexity: The ability to visibly cost compare rates side by side and rate multiple shipping modalities allowing the user to choose the most cost-effective modality in seconds.
Contract Negotiations: No pressure, No cost, No contract, No user fees. Opening the door of opportunity for all size businesses to establish a foundation for success, re-defining the process from the traditional sign-on the dotted line approach. Logistics Simplified.
Lack of Experienced Support: 1-800- aspect of support is inconsistent and often is lacking in knowledge, experience, caring and concern. No system, idea, or concept can work effectively without user training, an experienced support team, and continued educational outreach based upon the fluctuating and changing needs of business.
Our goal is to create a core environment where everyone thrives.
By establishing mutually beneficial relationships and working together as partners,
opportunities grow and creativity flourishes. Success can be the only the outcome.