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CONTECH: CONTECH manages its transportation and visibility with the help of IBM Sterling

Transportation Management Tendering Process Optimization Contract Management Process

CONTECH™ offers a wide array of innovative solutions for initial development and rehabilitation of existing structures and sites. Its products provide effective solutions for projects with a variety of loading conditions, foundation requirements, soil and water environments and varied installation demands. CONTECH has a physical presence in all 50 states and third-party distributors in every major U.S. city. The company moves approximately 80,000 truckloads per year, which involves more than 1,000 carriers.

Business need:
CONTECH wanted to find and easily implement a robust transportation management system that provides good overall functionality, including ease of use as well as excellent tender and freight payment visibility

IBM Sterling Transportation Management System (Sterling TMS) provides CONTECH with transportation planning, shipment, financial settlement and tracking visibility through a SaaS solution. Based on collaborative workflows on a service-orientated architecture, Sterling TMS makes it easier for shippers like CONTECH and its carriers to manage practically all modes of transportation.

- Automates tendering process optimization of Contech’s private fleet and helps ensure the best cost carrier is selected to meet service commitments
- Achieves ROI within six months
- Enables costs to remain flat when the average marketplace increase is 3-7 percent
- Improves contract management process and reduces costs in contract administration
- Streamlines freight approval process

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