Martin Hubert, CEO, Freightgate

Supply Chain Management is swiftly moving towards cloud-based services. The reasons range from cost-effectiveness, integration across multiple platforms, analyze data for business intelligence, to ease of collaboration that it offers between multiple partners and suppliers.

Long before the trend caught-on, in 2000, Freightgate was established with a mission to deliver digital transformation and exceptional value to Importers, Exporters and LSPs alike, by offering the most flexible, highly configurable and modular internet native platform.

Now known as the Cloud – Freightgate’s founders are early pioneers and visionaries that are driven to harness the power highly collaborative ecosystems hold. Freightgate’s vision is to create solutions that help its customers generate exponential returns.

Martin Hubert, CEO of Freightgate sheds more light.

What are the prominent services, products or solutions that your company offers?

Freightgate has one of the broadest most flexible logistics cloud offerings in the market. And we have created additional packages to enable even smaller Importers and Exporters to take advantage of our unique dynamic rating and routing paired with comprehensive schedule and benchmark data. With our upcoming webinar, we hope to help many Importers and Exporters get ready for the unprecedented RFP season.

Now is the time to start making strategic moves for your company’s future, to plan ahead, define your company’s supply chain, to overcome and come out stronger on the other end. Equip your business with the leading-edge technologies you need to run your supply chain and to help align your strategy with your risk appetite.

With Freightgate Logistics Cloud, we can help you through these difficult times by helping you achieve your supply chain goals with a platform to best fit your business. We have decades of experience delivering digital supply chain transformation services and software to shippers, 3PLs, and their customers. With one of the most flexible, vertically-integrated real-time global visibility platforms. With an impressive history, a proven track record of innovation, and recognition, the Freightgate team strives in creating solutions that help its customers generate exponential returns.

What are your views on the current scenario of Supply Chain Solution industry?

To understand the current industry scenario and how Covid19 has affected the freight industry we must look at the broader economy and understand the path of a general economic recovery which widely depends on outside factors we do not have control of like a possible resurgence of the virus, government’s economic policy response, and the ability to reinstate business and consumer confidence.

What we do have control of is how we adapt to these times by responding with more efficient processes and the use of technology to make better-informed decisions. The direct effect this pandemic has on Freightgate provides an opportunity in helping provide the needed solutions to our customers to help them take control of the freight, make data-driven decisions and respond to the market conditions in real-time with the use of our Freightgate Cloud Platform.

How is the company utilizing technology to ensure that the supply chain is optimized and efficient?

Freightgate is driven by a passion for innovation and never-ending improvements. Leading a team that strives to provide innovative logistics solutions, fostering global collaboration and productivity, while building a highly configurable platform with a global-by-design philosophy.

We’re doing our due diligence in tailoring the right solutions to our customers while improving our cloud with enhanced AI and ML capabilities, and many more to come. We have been advocating the perfect digital transformation tool and believe that we have the processes in place to take turn the current market situation into an opportunity for companies all around the world to better manage their supply chain workflow.

The COVID-19 pandemic has enforced a ‘new normal’. How, according to you, will the industry change and modify its workings to meet the new requirements.

It is kind of interesting to see more people and companies realizing what we have been advocating for such a long time. With Freightgate, we already have the perfect digital transformation tool, but we understand that it’s hard to overcome internal hurdles to modernize the way businesses work. Now more than ever the industry can benefit from what we have been doing for more than 20 years and automate processes, raise efficiencies, reduce monotonous tasks and create an environment where employees can get creative and find better ways on solving the day-to-day puzzles.

We’re doing our due diligence in tailoring the right solutions to our customers while improving our cloud with enhanced AI and ML capabilities, and many more to come.

Where do you envision your organization to be in the long run and what are your future goals?

We expect to be uniquely positioned to empower many new customers with our DYNAMIC RATING and ROUTING platform, enable vast efficiency gains with zero-touch dispatch (RPA) and our investment in IoT. Our goal, as always, is to keep every customer we earn with a focus on genuine satisfaction and on providing the best, smartest services we can.

About the Leader

Martin Hubert, CEO of Freightgate, was born in Germany. He sold his first program at age 16, then went on and studied computer science. While at university, he started a software company selling custom software solutions. After graduating with a Master and MBA he did a short engagement in New York, NY at a freight company whose president afterward offered him a job as Director IT. In 1994, his independent Internet quest began by founding a company that focused on providing track and trace capability over the internet through establishing EDI capabilities with carriers. Freightgate was spun-off in 2000 with a vision to provide a focused platform that improves the life for logistics companies and shippers.

Martin is driven by a passion for innovation and never-ending improvements. Leading a team that strives to provide innovative logistics solutions, fostering global collaboration and productivity, while building a highly configurable platform with a global-by-design philosophy, he will continue to deploy technology to find smarter ways to solve today’s and tomorrow’s supply chain challenges.

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