Experiences

OCG has a great depth of experience in the logistics industry. We have designed and developed solutions for manufacturers who need to move goods as well as for shippers and express delivery companies who move goods for others.

Our experience covers domestic and international shipping for container, breakbulk, barge, truck, rail, express and air cargo.

Northland Services

OCG is building the services that connect Northland’s packages and custom applications into a fully integrated environment. Using Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) principles and patterns, the integrated framework is composed of a collection of technologies and services which enable integration of systems and applications across the business. Services include use of data synchronization tools to maintain cross-platform database integrity, and specialized interface processes that transform data from legacy systems and import it into the organization’s Microsoft Dynamics Accounting System. OCG has also implemented the organization’s Data Warehouse system, and the extract-transform-load services to maintain it from a variety of disparate source systems.

OCG designed and implemented a sophisticated ocean freight pricing and publication application, which integrates with a 3rd party shipment and invoicing management tool. The pricing components involve complex algorithms for identifying qualifying rate structures and choosing the most efficient pricing based on a wide variety of configuration and data-driven factors, such as the commodity to be shipped, origin/destination, and cargo weight and dimension details. The publication components support dynamic online publication of ocean freight rates to replace a legacy process of maintaining and publishing hard-copies of the information.

OCG has also developed the technical architecture for Northland Services’ extranet and conducted development/implementation of a custom Cargo Tracking service for customers. Additional services included the installation of a SharePoint intranet service, implementation of an equipment control application and integration with the legacy freight billing system, and an interface between Great Plains A/R and the freight billing system.

OCG conducted a complete audit of Northland Services’ IT department, including personnel, network, operations, applications, security and business processes. We categorized and prioritized the resulting recommendations and presented them to the senior management team for action. OCG also created a Disaster Recovery Plan based on a combination of a warm site and electronic vaulting.

DHL Express

OCG provided planning, requirements and realization consulting for DHL’s SAP implementation to replace the US Billing system. Services included cost/benefit analysis, facilitation, solution architecture and creation of training materials and user guides. On Phase II of the project, OCG provided integration analysis and logical data modeling of customer, customer role and shipment.

OCG has also provided facilitation services for electronic billing, US/Mexico Trade Lane product definition and created an IT strategy plan for the country of Brazil.

Airborne Express

Prior to the acquisition of Airborne by DHL, Airborne Express hired OCG to create a comprehensive customer data architecture – modeling customer and revenue system data from order to cash. OCG then defined a target roadmap for the migration of customer, and revenue systems from the Mainframe COBOL/IMS to a .NET/DB2 environment. Our consultants were responsible for presentations to the CEO, Senior VPs, CIO and ITS directors and managers.

Weyerhaeuser

Marine Transportation & Export Documentation:  Weyerhaeuser Company is the largest volume exporter in the US. In the 1990s, OCG designed and developed Marine Transportation booking systems for the Pulp Business and Recycling Business, and fully automated the Export Documentation process – allowing Weyerhaeuser to eliminate the use of their Freight Forwarder. OCG integrated ocean carriers directly with Weyerhaeuser. This allowed the shipper to issue bills of lading directly from their sales system, receive electronic due bills and process freight payment as well as all other export documents.

Domestic Freight Payment for Truck & Rail Shipping:  This project centralized and automated the rating and payment of truck and rail carrier invoices for facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The application was tightly integrated with the global sales system. It receives electronic shipment notices from the manufacturing sites, sends electronic bills of lading to the railroad, then rates and forwards authorization for payment for the freight bill.

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