FREMONT, Calif. – July 6, 2016 DCL Logistics (DCL) is now partnering with Flexport, a technology-based import/export freight forwarding company. The new alliance streamlines freight forwarding and customs brokerage and creates an end-to-end supply chain technology solution for DCL customers as well other operational advantages.
Flexport is one of the first freight-forwarding outfits to digitize international shipping, making it easy to move goods through customs and around the world. They provide companies with a single online dashboard to purchase and manage all the services required to ship products between any two places on the planet.
DCL and Flexport systems have already been integrated and DCL customers are reaping the benefits of this new partnership. For example, when a shipment leaves Asia, DCL’s receiving system receives notifications and is automatically updated. Shipping and finished goods inventory data is continually shared between DCL and Flexport systems, enabling Flexport clients to make intelligent manufacturing decisions based on a variety of data: stock balances and sell through rates at DCL, and inventory in transit with Flexport.
Ryan Peterson, CEO of Flexport, points out the advantage to this, “Because we monitor re-order cycles, we are able to provide our customers with a single platform, which will instantly trigger notifications to replenish inventory for DCL customers.”
“The partnership is a big benefit for our customers,” observes Dave Tu, President of DCL Logistics. “For the first time, our customers can now ship, track and manage all of their freight in a single online dashboard whether it’s in the DCL or the Flexport platform. With our partnership with Flexport, all of the intricacies and complexities of global freight transportation are simplified.”