How Cargo Spectre Saved ECU Worldwide 10 Minutes of Work on Every Piece of Freight
Cargo Spectre customized an ultra-efficient freight-dimensioning solution for ECU Worldwide, a global cargo and air freight logistics company, saving our client significant costs in time and labor.
1 Eliminate staff overtime
2 Reduce human error
3 Boost speed and efficiency of weights and measures
ECU Worldwide is a global leader in LCL consolidation. Along with an extensive ocean freight service portfolio, they also provide a logistic hub and spoke service for the actual door-to-port service. ECU contacted Cargo Spectre because the company needed to dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of its cargo weights and measurements. They needed to cut costs spent on employee overtime to handle the high volume of dimensional and weight measurements for all of the cargo the company handles. Cargo Spectre delivered an automated dim weight system that could reduce the costs spent on overtime and human error in its cargo dimensioning.
Cargo Spectre went to work improving ECU’s dimensioning accuracy and speed, starting with a custom cargo dimensioning consultation to determine the ideal dimensioning system to achieve their goals. Due to the client’s high volume of freight, we recommended both the Pallet Spectre and Parcel Spectre in order to improve the accuracy and efficiency of ECU’s cargo dimensioning process by instantly producing dims at a much higher degree of accuracy than human input. Cargo Spectre’s systems use 3D scanning technology to calculate the precise dimensions of every pallet in almost no time at all.
PROJECT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
ECU’s top goal was reducing the man hours needed to record the weight and dimensions of every piece of freight. Before Cargo Spectre, ECU personnel required 10 minutes to record each piece of freight’s weight and dimensions. The result was an unacceptably high amount of overtime hours that ECU had to pay for. Cargo Spectre was tasked with improving the efficiency of the dimensioning process.
MEASURE OF SUCCESS
Our Pallet Spectre and Parcel Spectre Systems reduced the 10 minutes ECU workers spent recording dim weights to only two seconds—with a much higher degree of accuracy and automatic input into ECU’s database system. Overtime hours wasted on dims were eliminated completely. With more efficient and reliable data stored and shared instantly via the cloud, ECU now enjoys faster cargo insights and improved customer service capabilities. Best of all, each system cost only $6,000 upfront to install.