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Logistics services

On the road to logistics 4.0.

How to manage a freight company successfully? How to decide which forwarder is trustworthy? How to maintain the highest standards of quality and safety? Technology can be of assistance helping to increase business results.

Challenges

The main challenges for the industry

Selecting a contractor

With increasing demand for freight services there increases the risk of starting cooperation with dishonest contractors. We assist in improving the financial credibility index so that freight companies may decide which company is worth starting cooperation with.

Information flow

Ensuring proper information flow is of strategic importance on the freight market. This process must be undertaken quickly and dynamically. Implementation of efficient tools will allow for achieving a fluent flow of goods and services.

Managing a freight company

Running forwarding or transporting activities is associated with implementing daily orders and carrying out tasks related to documentation and formalities. Thus, effective control of expenditures and the correct work organization are the keys to success for a company of this type. The program developed with the use of the Domain Driven Design and Event-driven architecture intended to run a freight company helps to control the chaos.

Data safety

The data collected in the logistics database belong to one of the most crucial business assets. That is why it is essential to store and protect them properly. Proper management and control of supply chain directly affects the increase of the data safety.

And how do we tackle those challenges?

By means of modern technologies and proven standards.

Technology stack:

Java,

Spring

Databases:

Elasticsearch

Data analysis:

Data science

Queuing systems:

RabbitMQ

Monitoring / Metrics:

Kibana,

Grafana

Data processing:

Microbatching

Service discovery:

Consul

Our realization of Logistics services

Trans.eu is one of the biggest freight exchanges in Europe. It connects every day thousands of carriers, shippers and forwarders in order to transport freights all over the continent. Such a large number of the exchange members poses a challenge for users who want to find credible contractors quickly. This is how the idea of TransRisk occurred – a business credibility index.

What have we done within TransRisk?

The most important part of undertaken works was related to collecting information from various sources. The information include, among other things, the information about the issued invoices and their status, the number of transactions and offers and the order status. On the basis of the data a specially prepared algorithm calculates the scoring of companies. The algorithm is daily updated on the Trans.eu exchange and it is accessible for all users. Currently, the TransRisk algorithm contains over 170 000 events which every time calculate all variables.

Technology stack

To implement the project we used a rich technology which included, among other things: Java, Spring, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, Amazon 3S, Kibana, Microbatching, Grafana, Consul with an admixture of data science.

Such a big number of variables and the desire to constantly improve the algorithm pose huge challenges. That is why I value cooperation with fireup.pro in constant development of the solution. Our plans are equally interesting.

Grzegorz Szydłak

Product Owner Trans.eu

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Do you want to improve your logistics services? Contact us!