Securely Share Supply Chain Data

Enhance collaboration and communication through data integration

Automotive Industry

With just-in-time and just-in-sequence deliveries ruling the automotive landscape, manufacturers can’t afford any missteps. Data holds the tremendous power to help supply chain partners mitigate potential problems before they occur.

But how can manufacturers harness that data, especially in a smart-technology-driven world where the speed, accuracy and sheer amount of data multiplies daily?

Connectivity is the answer. When done properly, connectivity enables supply chain partners to access and select the most accurate, relevant information and make data-driven decisions to improve customer service, increase optimization and enhance reliability.

To help provide that connectivity, Penske Logistics developed its ClearChain® Technology Suite. It helps customers track and trace products, minimize disruptions, and collect and analyze data. ClearChain allows Penske to generate and provide data to its customers. It also easily integrates with shippers’ systems to pull their information, thereby increasing collaboration and communication.

"ClearChain takes information and organizes it. From there, you can plug and play all you want. You have the data. It is there. It is organized. It is comprehensive. Now you can strategically use it."
—Andy Moses, senior vice president of sales and solutions, Penske Logistics

Quickly Identify Efficiencies and Mitigate Problems

ClearChain offers shippers multiple efficiencies. By putting customers’ data into an organized, easily accessible and centralized repository, ClearChain gives Penske the visibility to help shippers drive efficiency and cut costs. It also can help shippers mitigate potential disruptions.

"Once you’ve turned data into information, you can turn that into knowledge. You take into consideration not just transportation of goods, but inventory levels. You can be predictive, understanding well in advance consumer needs or challenges that occur in the supply chain."
—Andy Moses, senior vice president of sales and solutions, Penske Logistics

ClearChain’s real-time data exchange links logistics operations directly with the shipper’s systems. And, its various applications ensure supply chain parties exchange precise data that helps shippers, transportation providers and customers make strategic and tactical decisions.

While those decisions can vary, the information that drives them all flows from a platform that offers a high-level, connected view of the supply chain as well as granular specifics. In automotive manufacturing, information can help users sync deliveries with their production schedules.

Close All ‘Black Holes’ in the Tracking Process

Any number of things can go wrong within the supply chain. ClearChain provides real-time status updates to supply chain managers. GPS tracking of carriers enables Penske to pinpoint a carrier’s location. If a carrier doesn’t have an onboard tracking system, Penske can connect with the drivers’ cell phone, closing all “black holes” in the tracking process.

"To thrive, you have to be sharp and instantly know where your products are within the supply chain. That is what gives you a competitive edge."
—Andy Moses, senior vice president of sales and solutions, Penske Logistics

Connectivity drives supply chain success. ClearChain – and the people and processes behind it – allows customers to get fully informed with the touch of a button. That knowledge results in better service and results.

Andy Moses
Andy Moses is senior vice president of sales and solutions for Penske Logistics. Prior to this role, he was vice president of sales at Penske Truck Leasing. Moses has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, serving in product and sales leadership positions with both Penske Truck Leasing and Rollins Truck Leasing. A Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Moses earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Brooklyn College and a master's degree from Pennsylvania State University in leadership development.

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