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Language: English
 

EAST JORDAN IRON WORKS INC: IBM helps reduce transportation costs
 

Company:
 East Jordan Iron Works, Inc.

Sector:
 
Tag:
 TMS
 Transportation Management System
 Transportation Optimization


East Jordan Iron Works, Inc. is the nation’s leading manufacturer of construction castings used in road building, underground construction, utilities and civil infrastructure. Company professionals design custom castings to best meet customer performance criteria. The company’s transportation management system involves thousands of truckloads annually.

Business need:
East Jordan Iron Works recognized a growing demand from customers for on-time deliveries, escalating freight costs and a reduction in carrier capacity. The proposed goal included automating planning and execution to improve daily transportation operations, optimizing asset utilization to reduce costs and streamlining the freight payment process.

Solution:
Sterling TMS automated the entire freight process for East Jordan Iron Works, including planning, execution and settlement. They are no longer concerned with a dwindling supply of flatbed trucks which results in higher customer satisfaction. They are now able to manage transportation costs by being able to optimize assets.

Benefits:
- Streamlines process for load tendering and automating settlement
- Centralizes management of transportation operations
- Reduces transportation costs, resulting in ROI within three months
- Increases on-time delivery, thereby improving customer service





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