Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from project44’s blog highlights the benefits RR Donnelley has achieved via the FedEx API Integration Program and it includes a short video interview with Tom Griffin, President of DLS Worldwide (a subsidiary of RR Donnelley), and Sam Hong, Director of Integration at DLS Worldwide.
RR Donnelley is the largest printing company in the world, which requires a gargantuan volume of freight to be shipped each year. They were experiencing issues with missed pickups and receiving incorrect invoices resulting from manual processes and a dated technology strategy, making them a perfect fit for the FedEx API Integration Program, of which project44 is currently the first and only partner.
They integrated with the program last year, and they have already experienced excellent results. The program is designed to increase speed and efficiency while reducing errors and cost per shipment, which is done by enabling multiple carrier connections through a single API integration point. Integration is simpler and requires less time, increasing speed to market.
“Technology is changing the way we ship freight by allowing us to ship faster, more efficiently, and allowing us to communicate data to our customers and clients in a [more] efficient manner,” says Sam Hong, Director of Integration at DLS Worldwide, a subsidiary of RR Donnelley.
In addition to increased visibility, reduced costs, and quicker carrier connections, RR Donnelley experienced the following…