Ocean World Lines (OWL), a global door-to-door and end-to-end non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), has introduced cargo management services in Asia to help importers better manage their inventory levels and improve vendor compliance, supported by an expanding network of offices in the region.
The new cargo management services, including worldwide door-to-door air, ocean and ground transportation, offers a total supply chain solution from local oversight of the manufacturing process to securing the best projected booking date for the shipment.
OWL has also opened new offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Qingdao to support the new services in Asia.
Through the service OWL helps importers manage their inventory levels by providing purchase orders as they are issued and showing inventory orders as they are created. The new service is operated in conjunction with the company's new online visibility solution, which alerts the customer for approval of any discrepancies once the order is ready to be shipped.
OWL contacts its customers' vendors 21 days, 14 days and 7 days prior to the target ship date to secure the best booking, which allows shippers to plan at the factory level and provide line item detail into the supply chain before the manufacturer uploads the purchase order.”
The new service also supplies advanced knowledge of vendor-delayed orders so proactive decisions can be made based on real-time visibility of the purchase order's status, including open and booked POs.