Dredging company Boskalis was looking for a proven warehousing solution with transport functionalities. Because of the flexible and project-driven focus of the webbased supply chain forwarding system, this proved to be a better solution for controlling its logistics activities.
Boskalis has projects all around the world, including its new project “Gorgon LNG” in Australia. In addition to the design and construction of a port for the transport of material, Boskalis builds a quay of 200 meters long. Boskalis is also responsible for the logistics of some of the basic infrastructure. From the beginning of the project there has to be control about the position of the goods which needs to be shipped to the projects or boats. Everyone in the supply chain needs real-time visibility on both status and location of the goods in its various transport stages. Moreover, the cargo needs to be grouped and forwarded easily.
The decision for the webbased solutions has been partly made because Boskalis is active in different time zones on worldwide locations. The supply chain forwarding web portal can run on a neutral ground for several parties. Via the supply chain application Boskalis now has worldwide and real-time understanding of where and under which (customs) status its products are. Through the webbased and transparent identity, both unnecessary communication internally and externally are minimized. With the integrated track & trace option, every employee realtime has 24/7 and worldwide insight into the transport status and the location of the goods. Additionally, everyone can access all transport related documents, such as: CMR, photos, certificates, Boxlist, Pro-forma invoice, etc.