UPS has announced upgrades to Flex Global View, a supply chain information tool for UPS freight forwarding customers. Flex Global View is intended to provide customers with visibility into four major areas of the supply chain: transportation, customs brokerage, supplier management, and warehousing/fulfilment.
New enhancements were announced to include more descriptive alerts providing customers with shipment milestones about air, ocean and surface freight forwarding shipments. Users are also expected to utilise new systems-driven logic to help ensure shipment updates are more helpful and timely. Customers are also expected to have visibility to customs entries in over 20 countries added throughout 2016.
Flex Global View is planned to integrate data across shipments, customs entries, and purchase orders, giving end to end visibility of activities that make up a customer’s supply chain. Other features in Flex Global View allow users to set email notifications for pre-determined events or milestones and create and save customized queries of supply chain records.
Flex Global View users are also expected to have access customized reports and query shipments using customer reference types, modes, trade lanes, purchase orders, waybills, bills of landing, and containers. Inventory status updates are also available so that supply chain managers can maintain optimal inventory levels while meeting fluctuations in customer demand.
Matthew McGee, vice president of marketing, UPS global freight forwarding, said, “UPS invests $1 billion in technology annually,” adding, “We want to help customers operate more efficiently. Flex Global View is robust and intuitive. Our customers can easily keep track of their supply chain allowing them to make decisions with confidence.”
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