UPS has upgraded its Flex Global View, a supply chain information tool for freight forwarding customers. Flex Global View provides customers with visibility into four major areas of the supply chain: transportation, customs brokerage, supplier management, and warehousing/fulfillment.
New enhancements include more descriptive alerts providing users with shipment milestones about air, ocean and surface freight forwarding shipments. New systems-driven logic helps ensure shipment updates are more helpful and timely. Users will have visibility to customs entries in over 20 countries added throughout 2016.
Flex Global View gives users visibility into their supply chains by providing timely updates, access to digitized documents, and proactive alerts regarding their shipping activities. Flex Global View integrates data across shipments, customs entries, and purchase orders, giving users end to end visibility of the activities that make up their supply chain. Other features in Flex Global View allow users to set email notifications for pre-determined events or milestones and create and save customized queries of supply chain records.
Flex Global View users can access customized reports and query shipments using customer reference types, modes, trade lanes, purchase orders, waybills, bills of landing, and containers. Inventory status updates are also available so that supply chain managers can maintain optimal inventory levels while meeting fluctuations in customer demand.