Uber and SAP will help connect shippers and carriers with customers as part of a new freight matching partnership.
The Uber Freight solution will be integrated into SAP Logistics Business Network, allowing customers to access real-time rates and capacity information from Uber’s network.
SAP says shippers will be able to access a larger ecosystem of drivers while carriers and drivers can see and choose loads according to their business and schedule. It says this will improve utilisation and time to plan and minimise costs.
Bill Driegert, senior director at Uber Freight, said: “For the world’s biggest shippers, an efficient, digitalised supply chain is critical to their success.
“Uber Freight is partnering with SAP to bring shippers and carriers together at the level where freight decisions are being made. This innovative tech-forward approach to freight means shippers can spend less time sourcing quotes and capacity and more time getting goods to market.”
Hala Zeine, president at SAP Digital Supply Chain, said: “Finding and booking freight can be the most expensive and often the most complex piece of the supply chain.
“This combined solution will remove roadblocks and offers a simpler, more automated approach that streamlines operations, delivers tangible cost savings and ultimately creates a better customer experience.”
Uber recently launched its freight brokering app in the Netherlands, marking the software’s European debut. The platform connects those who wish to ship parcels with available freight capacity. Shippers can generate quotes in real-time and book their shipment through the application.