Chain.io, a cloud-based integration platform that connects partners across the global supply chain, today announced an integration partnership with Ex Works, the leading platform helping air and sea forwarders extend their operating systems to connect with each of their trucking vendors in the US.
With the integration, Chain.io now empowers forwarders to automatically integrate every element of every trucking move from a shipment job in a connected TMS – with Ex Works managing the further connectivity to over 1,100 cartage, drayage, LTL and parcel service providers. The process is end-to-end, encompassing rate comparison, booking, pickup and POD events – and audited invoice.
“The first and last mile are often overlooked in the delivery process, yet they are the point where forwarders most closely interact with their customers,” said Brian Glick, Founder and CEO of Chain.io. "Securing rates, visibility and controlled payables give forwarders a competitive edge in a marketplace that remains unstable."
Utilizing Chain.io’s rich integration network, forwarders can leverage and extend Ex Work’s automated connections to every one of their own established trucking vendors. Throughout the life cycle of the trucking job, Chain.io loads delivery milestones and invoices from Ex works into the user TMS for complete visibility into freight movement and trucking charges.
“Ex Works provides international forwarders who are frustrated with the chaos of managing trucking an integrated extension of their forwarding system,” said Gregg Borgeson, CEO, Ex Works. “Coupling our integrated capabilities with Chain.io’s partner network brings better forwarding operations and practices to air and sea forwarders.”