The client is a full-service customs broker and freight forwarder with over 50 years of personal service. It is committed to providing remarkable service by combining the knowledge and experience of its professional staff with advanced information technology and systems. The client works seamlessly to coordinate the flow of goods and information through today’s complex trade environment. The company operates nationwide in the US covering all the key ports. In addition to this, the client has strategic agency alliances in all major cities and ports of the world to provide its customers with integrated, global coverage.
Being a major customs broker and freight forwarder, the clients’ ERP system runs on IBM i, looking at the criticality of data and services. The system works on IBM i as the client has to maintain ample of records of the containers across the year.The challenge faced by the client:
- The client’s operators have to maintain these records manually. They have to check the data of the containers from various delivery agents’ sites and enter the details in the provided IBM i system.
- This process is time-consuming and prone to error as there is a lot of human interference, resulting in huge costs to the business.
- The client wanted a centralized real-time container/freight tracking system for all the delivery agents, such that tracking the containers and maintaining the details is easy and automated.
The IBM i based companies are also looking forward to making the best use of API integration given productivity benefits. Integrating updated shipping data from transportation providers with core IBM i applications is one of the most popular API use cases today. The client wanted a similar API implementation for its application.
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The integration of Terminal49 by Programmers.io enabled the database files to be up to date matching the container’s data.
Our team has helped in streamlining and automating container tracking tasks to save hours of labor, expedite containers, eliminate unnecessary damage and per diem charges.
The integration process has helped in real-time shipment tracking for shipments and containers, directly from steamship lines and the US Terminals
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