GlobalTranz: Facilitating Seamless Freight Management

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Greg Carter, CTO
Maintaining operational efficiency amidst the ever-increasing buyer demands, technology disruptions, government regulations and freight costs, requires an innovative and consultative approach to freight management. Shippers are turning to managed transportation services (MTS) providers to drive cost savings, efficiency, and visibility, in order to focus on their core competencies rather than logistics operations. Founded in 2003, Global Tranz has gained significant traction in the market space as a leading technology and third-party logistics solutions company providing cloud-based, innovative multi-modal Transportation Management System (TMS) products to shippers, logistics service providers, 3PLs, brokers, and carriers. Being a technology-driven freight brokerage company, Global Tranz specializes in multimodal transportation solutions, including less than load (LTL), full truckload, expedited, managed transportation solutions and more. “We offer an out-of-the-box shipper transportation management system that matches shipper demand and carrier capacity in real-time. Our TMS was designed and built to drive automation wherever and whenever possible, saving shippers time and money and facilitating the redeployment of valuable company resources towards other high-value, strategic initiatives, ,” said Greg Carter, CTO at Global Tranz.

The company’s next-generation logistics platform, GTZconnect®, connects shippers with carriers, logistics service providers (LSPs) and Global Tranz’s suite of logistics services. The seamless, easy-to-use logistics platform provides not only detailed shipment visibility but also delivers actionable business intelligence, alongside end-to-end automation and dynamic collaboration. Under its flagship product, Global Tranz offers specialized solutions to cater to the needs of its users. As managing a large-scale transportation network requires visibility into the overall process, the company provides a real-time logistics management solution for Global Tranz agents and brokers, GTZcommand®, a control tower that enables them to manage a large-scale transportation network, providing visibility and business intelligence capabilities for assisting LSPs in managing, tracking, and optimizing every aspect of their customer’s supply chain operation. As a collaborative transportation management solution for carriers and partners, the company offers—GTZpartner—a real-time collaboration portal.
The portal provides drivers and dispatchers real-time access to view and update tracking, access available loads, run performance reports, upload documents, and manage payables online. Global Tranz also provides a scalable end-to-end logistics management solution for shippers, GTZshipTM, an all-in-one TMS for effectively managing freight across all modes and geographies.

All of these products have proven to be of significant impact for various customers across the globe. For instance, the strict service requirements established by a major national retailer challenged their vendor, one of Global Tranz’s clients—a bottled drink manufacturer. As a result, the company experienced increased chargebacks and operational costs. Global Tranz conducted a detailed analysis of their outbound network by working closely with its client’s in-house transportation department and developed a customized solution designed to drive out operational inefficiencies and reduce associated costs. Global Tranz’s solution included complete outsourced management of load planning, scheduling, and optimization. Using GTZconnect®, Global Tranz’s proprietary TMS, the company was able to optimize the client’s order patterns based on service and cost requirements, convert LTL shipments into full truckloads, and use drop trailers at a key warehouse location to uncover significant gains. Consequently, the manufacturer improved on-time delivery by 8 percent and decreased costs per case by 6 percent while reducing labor costs.

As a fast-growing market leader with an extensive customer base, Global Tranz has become a renowned name in the industry. The company has rapidly expanded organically, including the opening of an office in Monterrey, Mexico, and has completed nine successful acquisitions in the last two years. After releasing a second-generation version of its flagship TMS, GTZcommand®, Global Tranz recently announced GTZamp, its next-generation digital freight matching technology. For the future, the company plans on continually investing in technology, its flagship product innovation, and capabilities to improve the user experience and help shippers gain more visibility. “We are looking to differentiate ourselves from others by leveraging technologies such as AI, machine learning, predictive analytics, and automation using workflow and business rules engine alongside our extensive team of experienced logistics operators. We dubbed 2019 ‘the year of technology’ at Global Tranz, and we are delivering on that promise,” explains Carter.

Company
GlobalTranz

Headquarters
Scottsdale, AZ

Management
Greg Carter, CTO

Description
The company is a leading technology and third-party logistics solutions company providing innovative Transportation Management System (TMS) products to shippers, logistics service providers, and carriers. As a logistics services provider and 3PL offering freight management technology and services, the company specializes in LTL, full truckload, expedited, and managed transportation solutions. GlobalTranz’s next-generation logistics platform, GTZconnectTM, connects shippers with carriers, logistics service providers (LSPs) and GlobalTranz’s suite of logistics services. The seamless, easy-to-use logistics platform provides not only detailed shipment visibility but also actionable business intelligence, alongside end-to-end automation and dynamic collaboration