Star Flow Intermodal

Transport Management System for customised intermodal transport


Chain transparency leads to greater customer satisfaction and higher margins

You want to optimally manage your intermodal transport
Offer customers a distinctive service provision
Create full transparency from start to finish
Always realise the best workflow and choice of modalities
Be able to adjust the execution in real-time
And thus achieve greater customer satisfaction and higher margins

But how can you achieve that?

Star Flow Intermodal offers a comprehensive Transport Management System (TMS). As a logistics service provider, you can organise the entire intermodal hinterland transport for customers. Star Flow Intermodal connects and integrates the full intermodal chain from booking to invoicing.

In real-time coordination with your transport companies, you manage all available transport capacity. Through clear criteria – required speed, costs, restrictive conditions – the best workflow and modality can always be determined: road, rail or inland shipping. Switching between modalities is very easy.

In the Transport Management System of Star Flow Intermodal, each link has a control tower featuring a dashboard that can be set up according to everyone’s own wishes. Proactive alerts make timely adjustments possible for everyone 24/7. What’s more, the customer can track their transport in real time from port to inland terminal and, if applicable, to factory, DC, warehouse or cross-dock (and vice versa). Thus, any changes that may occur while the cargo is en route can always be anticipated in time.

Star Flow Intermodal has a modular structure, can be fully set up according to your wishes and can be further expanded, for example with modules for ‘proof of delivery’ and ‘cost registration’.

Optimal control with Star Flow Intermodal

Strongly improved chain cooperation

You and your customers have continuous and real-time insight into all goods movements

Spend 20% less time on controls

A structured overview ensures central logistics planning and insight into deviations

Transport costs savings of 10%

Through more efficient communication between logistics and other departments

Through visibility faster delivery times

With transparency in the chain and end-to-end visibility, delivery times are accelerated

Up to 30% time savings

Because only relevant information is shown, employees save up to 30% in time

Chain parties can easily connect

You decide for yourself with which logistics links you want to share and collaborate with

What customers think of Star Flow

TX Logistik
“We now have greater insight into and control over the processes and the deployments of assets like trains and trucks within the logistical chain. Star Flow sends us pro-active alerts via a personalised dashboard as soon as a threat to the planning emerges. That way, we can take immediate action.”

HOW STAR FLOW WORKS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

In a nutshell, what is Star Flow Intermodal?

Star Flow Intermodal supports companies in organising their multimodal hinterland transport as efficiently as possible and in the optimum management of the transport capacity they have available to them. To do this, Star Flow Intermodal relies on internet technology to connect and integrate the entire hinterland chain, so that all parties are continuously and pro-actively kept informed and therefore able to adjust course when exceptions occur. The result: both your own internal processes and those of your chair partners will improve.

For whom is Star Flow Intermodal intended?

Any party that is responsible for multimodal transport between the deepsea port and the hinterland can use Star Flow Intermodal to optimally organise their work. This includes:

  • Terminal operators;
  • Barge and rail operators;
  • Intermodal operators;
  • Road hauliers;
  • Shippers who manage the intermodal logistics themselves.

How exactly does Star Flow Intermodal organise multimodal hinterland transport?

Based on a client's booking, the Star Flow Intermodal system will apply clear criteria such as desired speed, costs and limiting factors to determine the best workflow in each case, along with the best subsequent transport option: barge, rail or truck. After that, the actual transport planning takes place. The client can choose to receive notifications on the train or barge that is carrying their container, along with Track & Trace information. This allows them to anticipate and quickly respond to any changes, such as delays at the terminal, traffic congestion or changes to the loading and discharge specifics. The client will receive a proof of delivery every time as well.

What advantages does the web-based approach of Star Flow Intermodal offer?

Shipping companies, forwarders, importers, exporters and fellow logistics service providers all stand to benefit from Star Flow Intermodal's web-based approach, which allows them to easily connect and (via the cloud) receive price quotes, arrange bookings and follow their cargo in real time. In this way, Star Flow Intermodal facilitates optimal cooperation within the chain. And because all parties have access and are able to request and submit information, much of the current telephone and email communication is rendered obsolete.  Planners will have more time to pro-actively anticipate the expected bottlenecks.

How does this cloud-based approach affect the development process?

Thanks to the web-based approach, development times are kept to a minimum and the time-to-market for Star Flow Intermodal is short. Yellowstar applies the Scrum method to take Star Flow Intermodal live, step by step and in cooperation with you.

Does Star Flow Intermodal consist of a fixed package of functionalities?

Star Flow Intermodal is modular in nature and can be structured and expanded entirely according to the client's wishes. What's more, the web-based approach makes linking to existing systems within your organisation (such as those for execution) simple and straightforward. There's no need for you to start from scratch, as it were. Star Flow Intermodal aligns seamlessly to your existing in-house systems and can be fully integrated if you so desire.

How does Star Flow Intermodal connect with the maritime transport route of a particular

Within Star Flow Intermodal, it's possible to create a link to the arrival and departure times (ETA, ATA, ETD, ATD) of container ships in the seaport. This allows you to optimally coordinate the multimodal planning of the subsequent hinterland transport.

Does Star Flow Intermodal also take care of the (potentially mandatory) pre-notification to deepsea terminals via Portbase?

The links needed to pre-notify containers and visits to deepsea terminals via Portbase are included in Star Flow Intermodal as a standard feature.

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