BAX Global Inc. has announced the enhancement of its integrated Ocean Cargo Management service for Asia to North America and Intra-Asia ocean shipments. The enhanced service enables electronic visibility of inventory for North American importers to create Asian manufacturing and retail plans, optimizing the needed resources well in advance of the shipment, says Bax Global.
The Cargo Management Services cover four main categories: track and trace to include part, carton and SKU level data; enhanced reporting tools, enabling any user to obtain necessary, actionable data; purchase order management, showing which POs were opened, booked, received, shipped or canceled; and consolidation services for vendor management and LCL programs.
“BAX Global’s online Cargo Management service is perfect for fast-growing companies that need assistance managing the complexities and demands of Asia-Pacific logistics,” said Gary Osterbach, BAX’s vice president, Ocean Inbound. “Small to midsize companies working with Asia’s manufacturing centers benefit the most from this service. It’s not just for multi-national companies.”
Customers can select from BAX’s menu of pre- and post-transit support services through the secure online tool, MyBAX(SM). They can locate specific SKUs in a particular container or consolidation. Buyers and distribution managers can see the product count and type, so that they can plan future purchases based on their customers’ changing buying patterns.
“The key here, is that small to midsize companies can obtain quick, sophisticated and reliable data that is easy-to-read and user-friendly. They now have real-time access, through BAX’s secure Web portal, to large amounts of actionable data to manage their supply chain,” said David Valenta, international product manager for BAX.
BAX’s ocean service also verifies all customs paperwork is checked and collected from offshore vendors and prepared according to U.S. regulations prior to vessel arrival.
“This Cargo Management service adds to BAX’s significant experience and infrastructure in Asia-Pacific, especially in the rapidly growing southern China and India manufacturing centers,” said Ian Blackman, BAX’s vice president, Ocean Freight, based in Hong Kong.