ANN ARBOR — LLamasoft, the Ann Arbor developer of supply chain design and analysis software, Wednesday announced partnerships with three supply chain companies to provide more data to its modeling customers.
Transplace, a Frisco, Texas-based supply chain technology company and long-term LLamasoft partner, increased engagement with LLamasoft customers by providing intra-Mexico benchmark truckload rate data. This data complements data already available for Mexico-to-United States truckload rates and intra-U.S. truckload rates.
Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium is a Raleigh, N.C.-based provider of supply chain management benchmarking and best practices. The consortium now supplies LLamasoft with a sampling of its database, including metrics around freight spend, sourcing, inventory turns and distribution center operations.
Xeneta, a, Oslo, Norway-based sea freight intelligence platform, now provides LLamasoft with benchmark port-to-port ocean service contract rates, information that LLamasoft said is highly sought after and difficult to gather. LLamasoft will continue to offer an ocean tariff module as part of their standard Data Services subscription but this additional data will only be offered in the LLamasoft Data Services premium subscription package.
These partnerships will provide LLamasoft customers with additional resources from which to draw global reference data for use in supply chain modeling.
“Data gaps continue to be one of the biggest obstacles to successful supply chain design initiatives,” said LLamasoft president and CEO Donald Hicks. “Partnering with Transplace, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium and Xeneta is part of our continuing effort to help make supply chain modeling faster and more impactful for businesses around the world.”