This natural-rubber trader has grown aggressively over the last several years, with moves that include an IPO, expanding to 4,000 employees, and, recently, being acquired by one of China’s largest agricultural companies.
Its supply chain begins at rubber trees in Indonesia and Thailand. From there, it travels through as many as fourteen different production facilities and ends with product deliveries to customers worldwide. For the fastest and smoothest shipments, the company needs a logistics operation with transparent, real-time pricing from as many providers as possible.
THE RUBBER SUPPLY CHAIN
Rubber has become the staple crop of the region in Malaysia
Before Haven, they used approximate quotes collected in a piecemeal fashion from just a handful of providers. These fractured systems and imprecise numbers put tremendous strain on time, money, and manpower.
Today, with Haven, the company’s traders connect directly with a pool of the most reputable carriers and providers competing for their business. They receive multiple, fully comparable quotes with special freetime negotiated, in a fraction of the time it used to take. And they can be sure these numbers will be the same once the final invoice is received. In addition, the cost savings give traders the opportunity to open new markets and routes.
With these details in place, the company knows it can choose the best options with the utmost confidence.
HOW HAVEN HELPED
Gave access to a multitude of providers via a simple, automated interface.
Offered a flat-fee approach as well as quotes that are transparent down to each surcharge.
Enabled communications from within the Haven platform. No emails, phone calls, or paper trails causing delays.