In the transportation and logistics industry, there are a lot of moving parts. What might seem linear and simple can quickly become complicated and messy.
RoadLaunch is a startup company that’s shaking up the transportation industry with its intelligent transportation management system for end-to-end logistics.
Matching freight with trucks in near real time
RoadLaunch uses intelligent tools to match freight with trucks and trailers in near real time. Shippers and carriers can connect easily using first-of-a-kind technology integrations.
When a shipper wants to connect with a carrier, he can open up a web browser and speak to the RoadLaunch system: “Where is the nearest carrier?” The system uses artificial intelligence to understand and process natural language.
Even if there’s a list of 100 of carriers, the system will guide the shipper to the best match.
Previously, the shipper would have to figure out a way to contact all the carriers to determine which was the right one and whether they were even available.
With the RoadLaunch intelligent transportation management solution, a process that used to take as many as eight hours can now be accomplished in 30 seconds.
Additionally, RoadLaunch sensors installed on freight are linked to a central dashboard, so shippers and carriers have near-real-time visibility and can answer questions like, “Where’s my freight?” or “Where’s my truck?”
Developing the intelligent transportation management solution
The intelligent transportation management solution uses IBM Watson AI and Cloud Foundry apps on the IBM Cloud, Node-RED and Hyperledger blockchain.
With the help of IBM, RoadLaunch has tried new product ideas; grown its market presence; and built, tested, deployed and scaled its solution, which automates the processes from quote to order to transit to delivery.
Automating daily tasks
With RoadLaunch, carriers, shippers and dispatchers can manage a fleet, save time and connect securely with each other.
For example, not only can shippers get quick quotes, but also carriers can automate many daily tasks in just a few minutes through a customized dashboard. Dispatchers can manage their fleet without using multiple tools.
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