May 2019 | News | Takeaways

SAP Requests an Uber

Tags: Freight Forwarders, Transportation, Supply Chain

With a goal to modernize freight transportation through intelligent process automation and better access to a network of connected and reliable drivers, SAP SE and Uber Freight have teamed up.

The integration of Uber Freight into the SAP Logistics Business Network will let customers access transportation rates from Uber's digitally activated carrier network and gain real-time quotes and guaranteed freight capacity, simplifying load management and execution.

Through their partnership, SAP and Uber Freight will work to connect both sides of the freight marketplace, increasing visibility and transparency for all players. These efforts will support easier and faster decision-making based on real-time pricing for shippers and carriers, empowering organizations to maximize daily work time and make more informed decisions about their operations.

A networked approach can also help minimize unloaded mileage, reducing costs and carbon footprint. Uber Freight provides a highly available, dense carrier network that shippers can access directly through SAP Logistics Business Network.

Shippers can gain access to capacity by unlocking a larger network of drivers, while carriers and drivers gain the ability to see and choose loads that fit their business and schedule. This improves utilization, reduces time to plan, and minimizes costs at all levels of shipping operations.