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packchain SaaS Technology

THE BACKBONE TECHNOLOGY FOR MANAGING LOGISTICS OPERATIONS E2E

Welcome to the Digital Supply Chain

A web-based software application, packchain is a collaborative platform for visualizing operations data related to product item master, packaging materials, packaging throughput, transportation, and sustainability. Packchain gives you a front door into a big-data application capable of monitoring packaging and transportation data. With up to 100 terabytes of processing capacity, packchain collects data from automated systems, WMS, and transportation invoices to create a clear picture of how the end-to-end system is performing and how packaging and other decisions are impacting transportation cost.

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If I buy into your packaging automation solution, where will you be after go-live?

With you, forever.  Using packchain software as the technology backbone, IQpack will integrate a data management system directly into machine control systems, collecting real-time data on the performance of every pack line, and the supply chain status of consumables. Transportation data is uploaded continually, at the order level, using big-data analytics to tie the packaging strategy into the transportation cost management strategy. Using packchain as a collaborative platform, IQpack will lead regular status meetings with your team reviewing current results, helping to interpret data, and supporting initiatives to fine-tune processes and keep the systems running optimally.

Packaging cost performance is analyzed at the commodity level so that you know, without a doubt, that your pricing is competitive, inventory levels are appropriate, and supply chain risk is minimized. In addition, we’ll let you know when preventative maintenance is due, and provide service resources and spare parts.

Big transportation spends require big data management. Analyzing the packaging impact on transportation cost requires access to the raw invoice from your carrier.  The raw invoice is a massive file – intentionally designed to be unmanageable – so that it cannot be thoroughly analyzed in spreadsheets or in many transportation management systems. An instance of packchain, dedicated to your business, has 100 terabytes of capacity, and the processing power to run advanced analytics on the raw invoice in a matter of minutes. Your transportation management team and freight auditor will have a front door into the software, and using an intuitive user interface, they can run their own inquiries and deep dive into the packaging impact on transportation cost at the order level, for both parcel & LTL.

Accurate Supply Chain Data starts with accurate item master management.  Packchain can help dial-in and manage accurate dimensional and weight data in your product item master. Precision in the item master is critical for cartonization, order management, and warehouse management.  Accurate item master management will have transformational impact on warehouse cube, pick and pack throughput, and shipping costs by reducing wasteful air in the packages.

Accurate outbound packaging data management is critical to achieving optimal shipping costs.  Accurate package dimensions and weights will create an accurate manifest, eliminate unnecessary overcharges and penalties, and get better outcomes in rate shopping.

There is no license to purchase. A user agreement is provided with every IQpack E2E Managed Services engagement.

Packchain software subscriptions are available to end customers, transportation auditors, and others. Click here to start the discussion now.

Find savings and service opportunities across your supply chain through packaging optimization.