OTI Logistics Uses Cargo Spectre to Contest Variance Charges and Increase Profits
Cargo Spectre’s automated dimensioning systems allowed a Texas-based international LTL and FTL logistics company to control costs by producing certified documentation to contest carriers’ variance claims.
1 Improve cargo check-in speed and accuracy
2 Eliminate human error
3 Capture reliable weights and measures
4 Reduce costs wasted on variance charges
OTI Logistics Inc. is an international less than truck load (LTL) and full truck load (FTL) logistics company headquartered in Houston, Texas. OTI connects its customers with domestic and international service providers using the company’s vast industry contacts, then oversees each shipment to its final destination. OTI identified that it was wasting too much money paying out variance claims to shippers. The company needed reliable, certified documentation to successfully eliminate variances and successfully challenge claims. OTI Logistics contacted Cargo Spectre for a reliable, automated solution to producing the documentation it needed to preserve its profits.
Cargo Spectre began with a complimentary audit of OTI’s facilities and logistics processes. Our experienced team determined that automation could make processing our client’s LTL and FTL freight variances and exceptions significantly faster and easier. Cargo Spectre recommended both the Pallet Spectre and Parcel Spectre automated dimensioning systems to dramatically improve measuring speed, accuracy, and reliability in OTI Logistics’ facilities. Both dimensioning systems use automated A.I. scanning technology to accurately calculate the precise measurements of every piece of cargo that enters a warehouse, truck, or container, producing NTEP-certified weights and dimensions much faster and more reliably than any human team member. All weights and measures are then automatically recorded in an electronic database for easy retrieval and sharing.
PROJECT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Our primary goal was to increase OTI’s profits by reducing the time, labor, and money the client was spending to handle their customers’ variances. OTI placed a high priority on streamlining the process needed to compile accurate, reliable documentation to protest variances. Cargo Spectrue achieved this goal by providing automated machine-learning systems that provide NTEP-certified DIMs and weights at the simple click of a button. Automated measurements from Cargo Spectre also allow OTI to instantly store this data in their database of choice as well as share it with customers anywhere in the world.
MEASURE OF SUCCESS
Thanks to Cargo Spectre’s incredibly accurate, NTEP-certified measurements, our client saved began increasing profits on Day 1 by eliminating time and money wasted contesting variances manually. With more efficient, certified data stored and shared easily via the cloud, OTI Logistics used its savings to reward its hard-working employees with fun team-building excursions. Best of all, OTI was able to keep costs down by choosing Cargo Spectre over our competitors—each system only cost $6,000 upfront to install.