Whether you manage a large fleet of owned and leased railcars or you rely on inbound materials from shipper equipment, having constant visibility on your rail traffic is vital to your business. The objective of QTS Proactive Tracking Services is to provide customers with that visibility and to increase the probability that shipments arrive by required delivery dates. This involves the constant tracking and tracing of all customer rail shipments and proactive intervention done with the rail carriers to eliminate or minimize delays. All while providing a constant stream of car location information, bill of lading data, delay details, and current ETAs in a dynamic and real-time environment.
We obtain reliable visibility on all rail traffic, on all railroads throughout North America, and distribute this information to all company groups in need of it. The data should be properly vetted for accuracy and integrity and include all shipment detail information, provide a current location, ETA, and details on work done to expedite the transit and proactively minimize delays. This information helps plant personnel, customer service agents, supply chain specialists, fleet managers and accounting groups maintain constant visibility so they can do their job and handle the day-to-day operations needed to run the business.
Through the constant vigilance and daily proactive intervention of the QTS team, customers find that on-time delivery percentage increases. Variability in transit times are reduced and rail performance becomes more predictable. Production planning and required delivery execution improves, and fleet car utilization is maximized. Delay trends and bottlenecks are identified and attacked. Fleet sizes and safety stocks can then be reduced, demurrage costs are minimized, and a continuous improvement cycle ensues, giving customers a net gain to their bottom line—one that more than pays for QTS services.
Leverage the power of QTS experience to help you achieve both!
Comprehensive Tracking Management Software
Ensuring Accurate, Timely, and Complete Data Daily
Escalated Shipment Management Assistance
Tactical & Strategic Opportunity Management