Around 348,000 transports over land, 12,000 transports by sea and air and 33,000 customs clearances per year – that’s the best way to describe STI Freight Management. Behind these facts stands one of the leading contract logistics providers for temperature-controlled goods in Europe. With its headquarters in Duisburg, STI Freight Management has specialised in the planning and delivery of complex transport and logistics projects since 1983 and employs 260 employees at 13 locations. In addition to the international transport of foods and other temperature-controlled goods, such as high-quality pharmaceuticals, the company is well-versed in the supply of cruise ships, warehousing and customs declarations.
Adoption and onboarding was the fastest compared to other vendors, Transporeon and Sixfold were the first to fulfill 100 per cent of our needs and requirements during the pilot. Using real-time visibility is crucial in our digital transformation journey to becoming a digital freight forwarder. The technology enables us to offer customers full transparency from start to finish and go that extra mile to deliver seamless, high quality and reliable transport solutions. We were also impressed with how high-level the technical part of the platform is, particularly the AI capabilities and machine learning aspect. Likewise, reducing emissions is just one of the many other useful add-ons of investing in real-time visibility technology.”
Sidney Podday, Market Technology Manager
STI wanted to improve communication through end-to-end visibility for all stakeholders and minimise the manual efforts during planning processes. Therefore, STI selected Sixfold as it’s real-time visibility partner to help achieve this and enhance the overall customer experience. The solution included
Following a six-month pilot with Sixfold, STI was able to see tangible results that it was pleased with and decided to enter into a long-term partnership with Sixfold. STI was able to improve its internal work procedures further, resulting in higher customer satisfaction. During the pilot, Sixfold stood out for:
Fast adoption and onboarding
The more carriers that are onboarded, the higher the carrier pool and coverage on subcontractors, as well as more end-to-end visibility opportunities as the same technology is being utilised.
Ability provide more accurate ETA calculations than its competitors and was, on average, 12.5 percentage points more precise than the others
AI and machine learning
Leading in the use of AI and machine learning – Sixfold uses the AI Masterdata approach, which leads to the highest Geofence accuracy in the field. This is mandatory for a reliable ETA calculation and allows deeper analysis for Micro-Geofence related KPI’s like waiting or loading times