aims at supporting transportation planners in their daily operations and at providing reasoning on transportation delays. Thus, Synfioo is easing the life of logistics service providers in general and transportation planners as well as managers specifically.
Assume, a transportation planner is responsible for a transportation of flowers from the Netherlands to Italy. Flowers fade very quickly. Thus, they must be delivered timely to the destination. Nevertheless, costs must remain low to ensure competitiveness. Following, this transportation is planned tightly with risks regarding time and costs. Transportation planners, who are partly responsible for more than 100 transportations in parallel, are hardly able to master efficiently the full complexity of these different transportation chains. This especially holds true since the planners receive knowledge on events influencing the transportations too late and have to gather this information laboriously. These events are often disruptions (e.g. bad weather conditions like icy roads, fog and closed mountain pass, congestion, road blocks, strikes, waiting times at trans-shipment centers and many more) and deviations from the transportation plan resulting in time-consuming re-planning to reduce the effect on the transportation. A transportation planner uses an extensive share of her daily working time for these tasks.
Here, Synfioo steps in. Synfioo
determines from all available data for each single transportation exactly the relevant events – in real-time – and provides them as notifications to the transportation planners in their familiar working environment. Most importantly, Synfioo considers complete transportation chains, e.g. from Amsterdam to Rome, independently from the transportation means and trans-shipment centers involved in a transportation. This information is integrated into existing IT-systems, e.g. transport management systems. Therewith, Synfioo eases transportation planning through information provision and allows transportation planners to concentrate on their core tasks instead of gathering required information.